Personal Guarantee

By Sean A personal guarantee is when one of the owners or principals of a business extends his/her personal credit to back up liabilities incurred by the business such as business loan.  Corporations in the US and most other countries have limited liability for the owners.  That limited liability was an important legal innovation because it allowed […]

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Stupid Bait and Switch Marketing

I was reading the New York Times, learning from Thomas Friedman about the myriad of Islamic uprisings that are about to occur and I was presented with the attached ad. Here is a another great example of dumb advertising (see a video on the same topic). Bluepay is an ISO (independent sales organization), basically a […]

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Largest Merchant Acquirers

This article originally appeared on informed-merchant.com, a blog started by one of our founders, Sean, before he started FeeFighters. Here is a list of the largest merchant acquirers in the U.S.  as estimated by the Nilson Report.  In this context the definition of Acquirer is a little bit strained, because it includes ISOs and processors […]

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Feefighters Acquired

FeeFighters Acquired! Recently FeeFighters was acquired by Groupon.  It has been 3 years since we started the company as a hobby and 2 years since we raised angel money and went full time on the business.  Our goals have always been to help small businesses run more efficiently, and by teaming up with Groupon, a […]

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Does Your Business Need a Facebook Store

You may have seen that little Store tab on a Facebook page recently and asked yourself, “does my business need a Facebook store?” On the plus side, many Facebook store applications are free to integrate and launch and everybody and their grandma is on Facebook during all waking hours. On the minus side, are users […]

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5 Blogs Every Startup Founder Needs To Follow

One of the coolest parts of being part of the startup community is the amount of information and success / failure secrets that are shared between founders. Here are some high-quality resources for learning great lessons from world’s top entrepreneurs and investors. Mixergy If you want the ultimate guide to entrepreneurship, Mixergy is the site […]

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Does Startup Density Predict Success?

According to Paul Graham, startup density is what saves startups in places like Silicon Valley, as it provides: An environment that encourages startups Chance meetings with helpful people A social norm of optimism Now, the idea that high startup density (a large number of startups relative to your city size), increases your startups’ chances of success […]

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Take Your Business’ Credit Card Strategy into the Modern Era

This article is by Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of Card Hub, a leading marketplace for comparing business credit cards and consumer credit cards. Imagine making a number of important purchasing decisions on your small business’s credit card with your current interest rate in mind, only to receive a notice from your credit card company shortly thereafter, informing you that your rate had […]

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