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November 17, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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A Single Olive Generates $100,000 When American Airlines was trying to reduce operating costs in 1987, their then CEO, Robert Crandall had a unique idea.  By simply removing a single olive from each salad served in first class, American Airlines would save almost $100,000 a year.  Crandall reasoned that passengers probably wouldn’t even notice they received one less olive with their meal.  While there is no official proof of this story, it does seem logical and perhaps the reason why American Airlines is still here when Pan Am, TWA and many others folded.  They should have scrimped on the olives....Read more

November 17, 2017

Chosen Payments CEO Interviewed by FOX Sports


We are super proud of our CEO who was interviewed by Fox Sports and featured on We would like to share this clip of Jeff Brodsly‘s interview that was aired on a national basis. This is an example of our continued national growth.    

November 15, 2017

Offering Free Wi-Fi Improves Marketing Efforts

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Everyone knows that free Wi-Fi is available at Starbucks.  It’s almost a lure.  Hotels are beginning to offer free Wi-Fi and most restaurants, airports and malls offer free Wi-Fi.  In fact, the only ones who don’t seem to see the value in offering free Wi-Fi are the airlines.  But, that’s a blog for another day. According to a recent study, 77% of Americans own smartphones.  This in itself should tell you as a business, if you want them to come, offer free Wi-Fi.  We love free Wi-Fi.  But, is there a benefit for businesses to offer it?  There are many! ...Read more

November 10, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Crematory Makes A Big Oopsie Imagine getting the cremains of someone else other than your loved one.  That’s what happened to Kim Goodsell.  When her brother Kevin died in Stockton, California she had his body sent to A Bay Area Crematory to have his body cremated.  When the remains arrived at a mortuary in Utah, they informed Goodsell the remains that arrived were not her brother’s.  The remains were meant for a family in Massapequa, New York.  Clint Love, the owner of the crematory was very apologetic and said this sort of thing hasn’t happened since they have been in...Read more

November 8, 2017

Your Quick Guide to Payment Processing Equipment


When you’re in business, you have a lot of decisions to make. Some of them are hard – no way around it. Others can be tough if you make them, but they don’t have to be. Take, for instance, your choice in payment processing equipment. Various types of equipment, seemingly never-ending advancements in payment technology, and a menagerie of brands can draw the decision process out, but this quick guide will help you narrow down your options, so you can figure out which equipment works best for your company, and you can get busy ringing up customers. Gateway Integration If...Read more

November 3, 2017

Friday Fun Facts


Real Frankenstein Born On Halloween Oskar Frankenstein was born in Florida on Halloween to Kyle and Jessica Frankenstein. The baby’s grandmother said everyone is excited and it’s the first baby in their family born on Halloween.  The real-life Frankenstein family from Winter Park, Florida says their new baby was four days late, but he made his entrance into the world on October 31. Oskar Frankenstein, is probably going to be super psyched, too – until he realizes it’s not that funny and his friends tease him.   Judge Orders Man To Write 144 Nice Things About Ex Judges can get...Read more

November 1, 2017

What’s a Credit Card Processor, and Why Do You Need One?

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No matter the size of your company, when it’s your company, you probably wear many hats. In the beginning, you may have run the HR department, worked in sales all day, while still managing to find the time for bookkeeping in the evening. If you’ve been in the business long enough, you probably remember the days where you’d have to process checks, count cash, and submit sales slips to credit card companies for reimbursement. Think of how much quicker you could’ve grown if you’d had access to a credit card processor back then. A credit card processor helps you grow...Read more

October 27, 2017

Friday Fun Facts


Man Cited $149 for Singing While Driving We’ve all done it.  Singing along with a song while driving. Taoufik Moalla was pulled over on Sept. 27 for screaming.  He told the four police officers who pulled him over that he was singing, not screaming.  After checking his license and registration, an officer issued Moalla a $149 ticket for screaming.  The violation cited states “to cause disorder by screaming” violates “peace and tranquility”.  Moalla was singing C+C Music Factory’s song “Gonna Make You Sweat” while he was driving.  Moalla plans to contest the ticket. Oh, Dear, Oh, Deer – Deer Crashed Window...Read more

October 25, 2017

Credit Card Backup Guarantees

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Last week we discussed why small businesses should simply process credit cards at the time service is rendered rather than invoicing a client and waiting for your payment at a time that is convenient to your client.  Sure, there is a fee to pay for processing a credit card but many businesses offer a 2% discount on an invoice paid before a certain date anyway.  While you might not offer a discount for early payments on invoices, you will end up spending more than the cost of processing a credit card in the long run if you choose to invoice....Read more

October 20, 2017

Friday Fun Facts


Pole Dancing For Olympic Gold Medals The Global Association of International Sports Federations has officially recognized pole dancing as a sport, a move that will potentially take the acrobatic moves to the Olympics.  It only took 11 years of campaigning by the International Pole Sports Federation according to president Katie Coates.  “We want those gold medals up there in the Olympic games for our athletes, to be proud of our athletes and our sport”, said Coates. Jim Bakker Tired of People Making Fun of Him The disgraced televangelist who spent 4 years in prison for fraud is demanding that “mean...Read more