Richard Branson – Second Chances

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Sir Richard Branson sits down with and a couple hundred inmates to discuss the importance of a “second chance”.

Branson, known for his strong belief in the human spirit, and finding the best in people, has hired many ex-convicts for positions within his numerous Virgin companies, and he recommends that more companies do the same.

“If you give people a second chance, they can do great things” – Richard Branson

Mike Rowe: Don’t Pursue Your Passion. Chase Opportunity.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The following video is from Related article written by Jason Fell.

The ‘Dirty Jobs’ star shares his thoughts on passion and how it sometimes
gets in the way of success.

“Never follow your passion, ..but always bring it with you” – Mike Rowe

What Do You Want To Be Remembered For?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

It’s tough for others to truly appreciate the passion for our dreams and goals as much as we do, because those dreams are ours, alone. But, even our own motivation needs maintenance. …This video serves as kind of an inspirational “workout”. We can all use that from time to time, because “there’s always someone on your heals”.


Harbortouch Touchscreen POS Systems Merchant Review March 2014

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A review of the Harbortouch Free Touchscreen POS System program by renowned Chicago Pizzeria. Now in our 5th year of providing high quality touchscreen POS systems to tens of thousands of merchants all over the U.S. No upfront costs, purchases, or leases needed to help all merchants increase efficiencies, operations, and cash flows with our Harbortouch Free POS program.

Mark Cuban: How You’ll Know You’re Ready to Go (video)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The following video is from

Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban explains the clear difference between an entrepreneur who’s ready and one who isn’t going to last.

Jim Gaffigan – “McDonalds”

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

This is a great piece by Jim Gaffigan, reminding us why eating local and healthy is always the best choice.

The App For Forgetters (or just really busy people)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

bay state merchant servicesThe following information is from an article @, written by Chelsea Greenwood.

Entrepreneurs / business owners have a lot to do and remember on a daily basis. Most of us use alarms and task-based apps to help us remember various things during the day. However, how easy it is to ignore those notifications and just keep-on-keeping-on with whatever we’re in the middle of.

Thankfully, there is a fantastic wireless device with an app in the works, called Droplet, that serves to remind us of our various tasks and to-dos. You also get to decide how Droplet reminds you of whatever it is that you need help with remembering.

Droplet is different from the other apps on the market, “It serves as a tacit visual reminder, and it provides positive reinforcement every time we press it upon completion of the task” Sohan Japa, one of Droplet’s creators, says. Droplet will also keep track of recurring actions/events, which allows it to operate as a powerful daily tracker, too.

Droplet will begin production this summer, and is scheduled to “drop” into the marketplace by the end of 2015. …Don’t forget!

Read the full article >HERE<

Richard Branson’s Success Tips: Finding the Best In Others at the Top of His List

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Richard Branson sits down with Spartan Up Podcast to discuss some important secrets to success. Here, we see that good guys clearly can finish first. Whether your business is small or massive, these fundamental attributes are truly important. …And stay away from sugar!

(click below for the interview – video | Article by Geoff Weiss @ Entrepreneur)

Richard Branson Tips to Success

Eddie Van Halen – An American Dream Fulfilled

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Eddie Van Halen sits down at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for an in-depth discussion about his rise as an immigrant from Holland to becoming one of the greatest rock and roll guitarist of his generation.

Eddie’s story is centered around amazing innovations born out of nothing more than pure necessity. His tenacity and commitment to overcome any and all obstacles through his journey is a wonderfully telling example of what the American dream is all about.


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6 Essential Questions for Selecting Merchant Services

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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photo by Andres Rueda

The following article is from, written by William Hamilton.

All small businesses require some form of payment processing. Understanding how to select merchant services can impact your sales revenue and profit. Learn the essential 6 questions of merchant services, and the hidden rules of the merchant account game.

1: What are merchant services?

Merchant services enable you to process credit card payments from your customers. It’s a special account tied to a credit card processor that works with your customer’s bank to help route payments into your bank account.

2: Who offers merchant services?

Merchant services are provided by specialized companies called merchant service providers or independent sales organizations that offer payment processing. Another source for setting up merchant accounts are financial institutions.

3: Which type of company is best for a small business owner?

It depends on your business situation. A home-based business owner may be turned down from a bank since their business is less established. Merchant service providers and independent sales organizations can be more flexible. While one person may feel comfortable dealing with their local bank, another might prefer a credit card processor who offers low rates. Choose what is important to your business.

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