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How to Prevent Your Business Debit Card From Getting Hacked

TLDR (putting this at the front rather than at the end): one of our debit card numbers was stolen (even though the card had NEVER been used or carried in our wallets) and we had over $2,100 stolen from us. We found out too late, and the bank would not recover the losses for us. I’m also going to start off with the Lessons Learned because I want all of you small business owners to do these things NOW if you want to minimize your risk. This should not happen to anyone else. Lessons Learned: When you open a business checking account, don’t get a debit card if you don’t need one The bank will assume you want a debit...

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5 Tips for Selling Product at Holiday Markets (Or Craft Fairs)

Word Mines had our first major holiday season in 2018 and as we gear up for another big holiday season, we'd like to share 5 tips / lessons learned.  1. Leverage Facebook for searching for nearby Holiday markets. That seems obvious, so maybe we'll offer a not-so-obvious tip... START SEARCHING EARLIER THAN YOU THINK. We started to browse Facebook in early November and found that some markets had already CLOSED their sign-up period. Start in October and keep searching for the next couple months. Facebook makes it really easy to find markets... just type in "Holiday Markets" in the search bar and quality, local results should pop up.  2. Once you've found Holiday Markets that seem to fit your vibe...

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