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Merchant of the Month – McClain’s Printmaking Supplies

Posted in Merchant of the Month.

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McClain’s Printmaking Supplies. McClain’s Printmaking Supplies is dedicated to the Art and Artists of Relief Printmaking, and they have a wonderful history. Art Historian Bob McClain and his wife, Dr. Yoko McClain, collected original prints during their visits to Japan. They would bring both prints and art supplies back to enjoy themselves and to sell …

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Business Funding In Minutes With Kabbage

Posted in Industry News.

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Business funding in minutes with Kabbage. Dharma Merchant Services is committed to helping you find the best solutions to help grow your business. That’s why we’ve partnered with Kabbage to provide funding to businesses like yours. Kabbage applications are online and take minutes to complete. They use your real business data to instantly determine if …

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Support Tip for May – Funding Holds

Posted in Customer Support.

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Funding holds. Okay, funding holds is a sensitive issue that requires a degree of understanding, especially as it relates to the risk that we at Dharma take as a credit card processor. “Holds” happen when a merchant processes a card payment and does not receive their deposit for the transaction during their normal funding period. …

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Stakeholders

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

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Stakeholders. I just returned from the Social Venture Network conference in San Diego, which is always my favorite annual event. This group, which has been in existence since 1987, works toward creating a just and sustainable world by supporting and promoting companies and their leaders through collaboration, self-reflection, and action. Aside from the insights and …

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Partner of the Month – FIDO Systems

Posted in Merchant of the Month, Social Responsibility.

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Partner of the Month – FIDO Systems FIDO Systems is a San Francisco-based IT consulting firm, specializing in providing IT services to small- and mid-sized businesses in the Bay Area. FIDO and Dharma have been partnered together for years now, with Dharma’s computer and IT needs being handled by the quick and responsive staff at …

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Support Tips for April

Posted in Customer Support.

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Support Tips for April There are a couple of things to mention this month… The first is directed towards seasonal merchants: your merchant account can be closed for up to six months without having to complete a new application. This is in essence an account suspension, but the benefit is that the static monthly fees …

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EMV – New Class Action Lawsuit

Posted in Industry News.

EMV – New Class Action Lawsuit It has been our opinion that the implementation of the new EMV (chip cards) has been one of the most misguided, inefficient, mistaken prone, and poorly coordinated initiatives in recent memory, especially considering the stature of the companies behind it; namely the Card Brands (Visa/MC/Amex/Disc), the credit card issuers …

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2016 is The Year of Corporate Social Responsibility—Here’s Why

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

2016 is The Year of Corporate Social Responsibility—Here’s Why One phenomenal change sweeping the corporate landscape is the concept known as corporate social responsibility, or CSR for short. This concept is incredibly promising because it shows that corporations are finally starting to listen to the needs of the consumer. They are finally starting to recognize …

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What’s for Breakfast?

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

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What’s for Breakfast? My bad. For years now, I have been attributing the expression “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” to the now deceased author and business expert, Peter Drucker. Turns out he never said that. Never wrote that either. I’m not the only one doing the misquoting, though, as I continue to see it being …

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Merchant Financing Program​

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News.

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Merchant Financing Program​. We are profiling a program for merchants that are in need of capital to expand operations, fund a marketing campaign, add inventory, etc, but who may not qualify for traditional loans from their bank. The principal program is being offered through the American Express Company and details can be found here. This …

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