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Going Plastic – Using Credit Card Processing & Merchant Accounts to Build Profit and Reduce Overhead

Recorded Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific (2:00-3:30pm Eastern)

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Demystifying Merchant Services: Are you Accepting Credit Cards and/or Paying far too much for them? Learn how to lower your Fees 20-50%, or more!

Accepting credit cards can be challenging as fees are often shrouded in mystery. Whether you operate a retail business or wholesale business, or if you are contractor doing business in a customer’s home, you should always accept credit cards. If you don’t offer the option, your customer may decide to do business with someone else. Understanding the options, fees, and processes are a daunting task but critical to your business’ bottom line success. Many business owners have learned the hard way through trial and error. Take advantage of this webinar to discover the facts, avoid costly mistakes and boost your profitability.

By attending this Leadership Academy, participants will:

  • Examine how credit cards can provide larger job opportunities
  • Understand how credit card fees are structured
  • Discover the different kind of rate plans normally on the market and the benefits of interchange pass through pricing
  • Learn how emerging financing programs are tieing to merchant services and how to lubricate your business financially by accepting credit cards
  • Learn how to potentially save 20-50% (or higher) of the variable cost associated with accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover

Avi Jorisch

Partner at Integrity Merchant Solutions (IMS)

Avi Jorisch is a partner at Integrity Merchant Solutions (IMS), an exclusive sales arm of First Data, the largest credit card processor in the country. A noted financial and merchant services expert, Mr. Jorisch has previously worked at the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Defense, and is a frequent media commentator publishing in influential media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and US News & World Report.

Larry Glick

Principal at Integrity Merchant Solutions (IMS)

Larry Glick is Managing Partner at Integrity Merchant Solutions (IMS). A merchant services industry insider, Mr. Glick has successfully overseen the development of IMS into a national company that processes over a billion dollars worth of annual credit card volume and 20 million annual transactions. With 20 years of experience in the financial arena, Mr. Glick was previously a Founder and Director of Commonwealth National Bank and the President of Bancroft Motors. He graduated from Tufts University and received an MBA from Columbia University.

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American Solar Solution

American Solar Solutions is a leading installer of residential and commercial solar electric systems in California. For over 15 years, American Solar Solutions has been the partner of choice for residential customers and businesses that are looking for efficient and cost-saving solar solutions. American Solar Solutions has become one of the most trusted installers of custom solar electric systems in the greater Los Angeles area by providing innovative solar products and an unmatched experience to residential and commercial consumers.

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Auburn Solar

Auburn Solar is a family run business, located in Auburn California, that has been concentrating on solar energy since 2005. Auburn Solar has experience with residential and commercial, ground mounts and roof mounts, as well as systems that have battery back-ups and generators. Auburn Solar is also able to install pool solar systems which can add up to 2 months of swimming time to pools.

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