North American Bancard

North American Bancard has grown to become the leader in the credit card processing services for two decades, offering the lowest rates with the highest security.
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The peace of mind to focus on your success.

North American Bancard has been providing safe, secure, and reliable credit card processing services for more than 180,000 merchants nationwide.
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The best free equipment program in the business.

North American Bancard has been on the forefront of technology and modern business thinking, consistently offering highly-competitive pricing, and best-in-class customer service.
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Make the Most of Customer Relationships

Posted on 1, Aug | Posted by admin

According to Corvisa Cloud, 74 percent of people polled have talked to customer service in the past year, and 15 percent of those same people said they would rather go to the dentist than talk to customer service.

Use the advice in this infographic to make the most of your customer relationships and improve your customer service.

Photo credit: http://www.corvisacloud.com/resources/customer-service-infographic

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10 Movies Every Business Owner Should Watch

Posted on 31, Jul | Posted by admin

Whether you are looking for inspiration or an escape, movies can be a great distraction for the busy entrepreneur. Here’s a list from Entrepreneur of 10 movies every business owner should watch:

1. The Social Network

2. Glengarry Glen Ross

3. Pirates of Silicon Valley

4. Citizen Kane

5. The Pursuit of Happyness

6. Moneyball

7. Rocky

8. Wall Street

9. Jerry Maguire

10. Office Space

To read the full article, click here.

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Business Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To

Posted on 29, Jul | Posted by admin

When you are starting your own business, it always seems like people are quick to give you advice. But how do you know what you should and shouldn’t listen too? Nellie Akalp recently posted on LinkedIn her 6 pieces of advice you shouldn’t listen to. That advice includes:

1. Find the right time to launch.

2. Quit your job.

3. Expand what you offer.

4.You’re the only one who can do everything right.

5. Do what you love.

6. Enjoy your flexible schedule.

To read Akalp’s full post, click here.

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North American Bancard FAQ of the Week: What Do I Get With an Internet Merchant Account?

Posted on 28, Jul | Posted by admin

Question: What do I get with an internet merchant account, and do I need a shopping cart?

Answer: An internet merchant account is a special type of account, because these types of credit card transactions are “card-not-present” transactions. Most companies use special criteria to assess risk, and have a different fee structure because the merchant can’t physically see the card being used to make the purchase. With an internet merchant account you can:

  • Accept and process credit card payments in real time.
  • Accepts all major credit cards.
  • Process credit card transactions from orders received offline.
  • Issue credits.
  • Void transactions.
  • View your list of transactions online.
An online shopping cart is not required for these types of accounts because there are different ways you can process online credit card transactions. For more information, visit www.northamericanbancard.com.
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North American Bancard CEO Talks Business with Crain’s Detroit

Posted on 25, Jul | Posted by admin

Photo Credit: Aaron Eckels, Crain's Detroit.

North American Bancard CEO Marc Gardner was a guest panelist Thursday at the Crain’s Salute to Entrepreneurs breakfast. At the event, Gardner and other local CEO’s talked about their successes taking on larger corporations in their fields. Gardner shared his advice for small business owners, and gave a little background on how North American Bancard has achieved success over the years.

In addition to the panel, winners of this year’s Crain’s Salute to Entrepreneurs were presented awards.

The following is an excerpt from the Crain’s article about the event:

Entrepreneurs can make their own David vs. Goliath success stories if they put quick-decision making and differentiation to good use — and spot industry trends early, said panelists at a Thursday Crain’s event.

“We know who we are. We know who we aren’t,” said Eoin Comerford, president and CEO, Moosejaw Mountaineering. Comerford was one of three entrepreneurs who spoke on a David vs. Goliath panel at the Crain’s Salute to Entrepreneurs breakfast moderated by Daniel Duggan, managing editor of custom and special projects at Crain’s. The event also recognized the six winners of the 2014 Crain’s Salute to Entrepreneurs awards. It was held at The Henry in Dearborn.

…Marc Gardner, founder, North American Bancard LLC and PayAnywhere LLC, said the Troy-based company differentiated itself from larger financial services companies by nimble decision-making. Some large organizations are paralyzed waiting for board decisions, while his company had access to capital and quick decision-making on its side in rollout to merchant customers.

PayAnywhere’s performance has exceeded expectations by all metrics, he said. North American Bancard is a processor of credit card payments, processing $16 billion of transactions annually for more than 250,000 merchants nationwide.

To read the full article, visit Crain’s Detroit.

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With or Without Money, 4 Essentials for Starting a Company

Posted on 24, Jul | Posted by admin

It’s not always possible, but you can start a company without investors or a big credit line. According to Jay Gould in his article on Entrepreneur, “focus, energy and determination are critical to entrepreneurial success—but so is knowledge.”

In his experience, there are four important insights he’s gained. Those include:

1. Iteration is your most critical resource.

2. Establish a comfort level with your prospects.

3. Hustling is more valuable than cash.

4. Profits cure all.

To read the full article, and get more tips from Gould, click here.

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North American Bancard Launches Velocity

Posted on 22, Jul | Posted by admin

NAB Offers In-House Integrated APIs for Technology Partners and Merchant Customers

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North American Bancard FAQ of the Week: What Types of Merchants Do You Approve?

Posted on 21, Jul | Posted by admin

Question: What types of merchants does North American Bancard approve?

Answer: We, at North American Bancard, are a private processing company that is dedicated to helping businesses, ranging from the small corner store to major retailers, and everything in-between. Typically, we approve all types of merchant accounts. Currently, we do require that any business applying to use North American Bancard has a U.S. address and bank account information.

For more information, visit www.northamericanbancard.com.

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What’s the Best Way to Reach Your Customers?

Posted on 18, Jul | Posted by admin

If you are using a content marketing strategy for your business-to-business company, don’t miss these tips from Clear Point Agency.

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5 Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Posted on 17, Jul | Posted by admin

You’re getting ready to start a business, but how do you get your finances ready for success? Follow these tips from Entrepreneur:

1. Be thoughtful before organizing.

2. Know your tax responsibilities.

3. Budget and track expenses.

4. Use technology to your advantage.

5. Establish good bookkeeping practices.

For more details on these steps, read the full article here.

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