Manage Your Money By Setting up a Business Account

As you prepare to start a small business, you’ll need to understand all about setting up a business account. There are also many financial aspects to consider. You’ll need to consider the start up costs, how long it will take to earn a profit considering the type of business, size and strength of the demands of your product or service. Also, your business account will come in handy if you are ready to build you store, order your supplies and market your business.

A merchant account is a third party, such as a bank or financial institution that processes all of your credit card transactions for you. As you start your small business, this can be a very convenient tool, especially as your service becomes high in demand.

When setting up a business account, you’ll need to find a merchant account that you can trust and that falls within your budget. If cost is an issue, you can find many low cost merchant accounts to work within your means.

If you need a merchant account that is lower than most on fees, you can make arrangements such as giving the merchant provider a percentage of sales, or looking into sliding scale payments. Another way to reduce fees is by calling in credit card payments through a phone.


Understanding business and merchant accounts doesn’t have to complicated, but I have highlighted some helpful steps when starting a merchant account for your business to make it as simple as possible.

Finding a bank. The first step in setting up a business account is finding a bank with a merchant account associated with it. You’ll also need a machine or software that can process credit card transactions.

Determine which merchant account is right for you. There are many options available, from internet merchant accounts to point of sale systems. By determining what type of business you have and the needs of your business, you can make the best merchant account decision.

Understand Merchant Fees. There are many fees associated with merchant accounts whenever the credit card processing is used. Some of the fees to consider include application and transaction fees. Determine what your budget allows will be the best way to understand what you can handle.

Apply. You’ll need to apply with several documents for your merchant account, including drivers license, application to the bank, list of the services offered, credit card statements of the last three months, Business tax refunds, personal tax refunds and business bank statements.

For more details on setting up a business account, visit your local bank or financial institution for specifics. Good luck, and enjoy the freedom and business account benefits that are available to you!

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