Dharma Blog

Salaries Increased to $70,000

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Industry News, Social Responsibility.

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Lowest Salaries Increased to $70,000. The credit card processing industry took a stand addressing income inequality earlier this year when the CEO of a Seattle-based merchant service provider announced he was offering a minimum $70,000 per year salary for his staff (to be phased in over the next three years), and furthermore, that his own …

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EMV Chip Card Update

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News.

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EMV Chip Card Update. EMV® is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology, taking its name from the card associations Europay, MasterCard, and Visa – the original developeds. With so much press around the U.S. migration from magnetic swipe credit cards to the chip card technology, there is no …

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Protection from Online Fraud

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News.

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Protection from online fraud continues to be one of the most frequent requests from our merchants, especially those that are new to selling their goods and services from a website. We have written extensively on the subject and you can read more here, but as an introduction to ecommerce processing, here is a summary: Merchants …

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Merchant Financing

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News.

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Dharma is now offering a merchant financing program for businesses that have a need for capital for store improvements, inventory, cash flow, or any other reason; without having to go through the time consuming and often frustrating process of applying and qualifying for a conventional bank loan. Financing amounts between $10,000 and $1MM are offered, …

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Navigating Payment Processing for Nonprofits

Posted in Industry News, Nonprofit.

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Payment processing for nonprofits. Payment gateways, merchant accounts, credit card terminals, oh my! Overwhelmed by the credit card payment options out there and unsure of how to select the right one for your organization’s needs? Dharma client and partner TechSoup – The Place for Nonprofits – along with Dharma COO Nick Bencivenga, give a jargon-free walk-through webinar of …

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Mindfulness in Business

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

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In our local San Francisco community, there is a lot going on around the topic of mindfulness in business, especially in the Silicon Valley/tech industries. Companies like Google and Facebook are pioneering the integration of such practices that directly correlate with employee engagement and happiness. Organizations are springing up that teach a variety of practices …

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Funding Times

Posted in Customer Support.

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Funding Times: How quickly will I receive my funds? – For this month’s support tip, we’ll discuss a hot topic: Funding times. Everyone always wants to know, “Where’s my money?” and we want to make sure you fully understand how the funding process works. Most Dharma merchants are paid every two business days. This means that …

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Social Change and Business

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

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Social Change and Business … Wearing your heart on your sleeve – this is a great expression that possibly originated in medieval times when jousting knights wore the colors representing the women they were defending, in the form of ribbons or handkerchiefs tied to their arms. The saying refers to when we openly show our emotions. Recently, …

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