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March 21, 2016

Chosen To-Go

Last week was a busy travel week for Chosen Payments as we hopped around the nation lending our support and giving away money at state association meetings.  Our CEO, Jeff Brodsly participated in two board meetings.  Serving on the board of the GCLA (Greater California Livery Association) and LANJ (Limousine Association of New Jersey), Jeff participated in board meetings held in Los Angeles and Princeton, NJ.  Jeff is committed to the success of each of these organizations as well as the entire industry and has committed the time and resources of his Chosen Payments staff to participate and support the...Read more


March 15, 2016

Tips for Saving on Credit Card Processing Fees

As a small business owner, you know the value of every dime. To grow the business you must pay close attention to every expense, even fees associated with a credit card processor. Unfortunately, accepting credit cards means dealing with processing fees. However, to take your company to the next level, credit card processing must be part of normal operations. After all, for your customers to make an online purchase, they need a viable means of paying with a credit card.   Typically, credit card processing companies charge as much as 5 percent on everything earned from credit card sales, including...Read more


March 8, 2016

Tips for Effectively Launching New Products and Services

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Launching new products/services is essential for achieving success, but before doing anything, consider several important factors. Obviously, expanding into new markets creates incredible opportunity for additional revenue, but this is not something that comes without potential risk. The goal is to create a successful launch that allows your small company to grow.   Keys to Success when Launching   Flawless Product/Service—Most importantly, before launching anything, make sure there are no flaws. Unfortunately, companies launch problematic products and services all the time. While larger corporations seem to get by with this practice because of their known brand or a quick fix,...Read more


March 1, 2016

Setting Yourself Apart as an Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurship is more than being a big name or having a big platform. In reality, entrepreneurship is attitude, lifestyle, and mindset that once adopted, will result in success. To be an entrepreneur, take a different approach, one that focuses on creativity as opposed to conformity and action over inaction.   Enriching Entrepreneurship   As stated by entrepreneur James Altucher, your goal as an entrepreneur is not about becoming the next Twitter or Facebook or even starting an actual business, but finding things in your life that are challenging and then identifying creative methods for overcoming them. When you understand and...Read more


February 28, 2016

Jim Luff joins Chosen Payments

Jim Luff has recently been appointed Marketing Manager of Chosen Payments and its sister company, The Chosen Technology Group.  Luff is well known in the ground transportation industry as an operator, a feature writer for LCT Magazine and a consultant to many small operators across the nation.  He joined the industry in 1990 as a private chauffeur and in 1993 began a 23-year career as the CEO of The Limousine Scene in Bakersfield, Calif.   Luff will be responsible for marketing management, public relations, corporate communications and the continued partnership between Chosen Payments and the limousine industry for both Credit...Read more


February 23, 2016

Capturing More Mobile Attention with Social Media

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In today’s competitive market, it is essential that you up your game from a mobile perspective. An increasing number of people search for products, services, and businesses using mobile devices, so unless you use the right marketing strategies, you’ll be missing a huge opportunity.   A huge number of people interact with social media networks via mobile devices. By incorporating mobile marketing into your overall social media strategy, you’ll enhance your current online presence, via more new customers and stronger relationships with existing customers. Whether you’re a credit card processor or a merchant who depends on credit card processing, these...Read more


February 16, 2016

Tips for Being a Successful Small Business Owner

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Owning a small business is not for everyone. To be successful in a highly competitive world, you need a solid understanding of marketing, sales, finances, customer support, credit card processing, branding, and more. However, along with this learned knowledge, you need internal drive and self-motivation.   Critical Factors for Achieving Business Success   As a small business owner, consider some of the most critical factors that will take you on a journey to success.   Mentoring and Good Company—Because you will be faced with multiple questions and decisions, you need a mentor to serve as your guide. This professional will...Read more


February 9, 2016

Tips for Jump Starting Business Growth

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Although you might strive for market recognition and fast growth as a new business owner, immediate success is seldom achieved. Trying to get immediate results often leads to frustration and costly mistakes, but with some guidance, you will discover ways to boost both sales and brand image in a relatively quick manner.   Hire the Right People To grow your startup company, surround yourself with the right people—those who share your passion and desire for success. You want people in your company who take the business seriously and are not afraid of working hard for positive results. All of your...Read more


February 2, 2016

5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

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Some people are natural, born entrepreneurs. From an early age, these individuals exhibit unique traits associated with business success, including creativity, leadership, passion, and perseverance. Therefore, no one is surprised when in adulthood, these people achieve entrepreneurial success. However, being a successful entrepreneur takes much more than personality. You need the right mentality coupled with basic business know-how—both teachable attributes.   Becoming a Top Entrepreneur   ValueYour Skills—For starters, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. By taking stock of existing skills, you will identify gaps that need filling. According to statistics, 65 percent of all companies fail due to...Read more


January 26, 2016

Top Business Predictions and Trends for 2016

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According to business experts, 2016 will be a year of tremendous opportunity coupled with unique challenges. To make the most out of what this year will offer for your business and the people that it serves, you should consider some of the top predictions and trends.   Business Climate   Growth of small businesses will continue throughout 2016. With the purchase of real estate, high-tech equipment, and innovative programs, as well as boosting inventory and hiring the right employees for the business culture, you can actively invest in the future as a small business owner.   Changing Workforce   For...Read more