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Thursday, January 12 2017

Are you considering a career in the merchant service industry? If any of these privileges resonate with you, then you might consider becoming a merchant service agent:

  1. Control Over Your TimeMost people never experience the joy of being in control of what they do every single day. Being a merchant service agent gives you a lot of flexibility that being tied to a desk just doesn’t.
  2. More MoneyIf you work for someone else, you often feel lucky to get a raise. Being a merchant service agent, your business is ideally always growing, so you’re always getting “a raise.” You can also make money even when you’re not working. Try that with a normal job.
  3. Control Over Who You Work WithWhen you run your own business, there’s no reason to tolerate people you dislike.
  4. Control Over What You DoWithout someone to tell you what to do, you have the freedom to run your businesses in a way that makes the most sense to you, and you never have to go against your better judgment.
  5. Never Getting BoredWhen you’re a merchant service sales agent, there’s no much variety in your job, you’ll never get bored. Does this sound like something you’d like to explore? Take steps towards becoming a sales agent today.

Posted by: Shaw Merchant Group AT 01:48 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, January 04 2017

Setting good goals is imperative for success, but they mean nothing if you don’t act on them. Here’s five tips to turn your plans into reality.

  1. Write down your goals. A study by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.
  2. Visualize your goals coming true. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The power of positive thinking has been proven over and over again.
  3. If things aren’t working, tweak your plan but keep your goal.
  4. Share your goals with those who inspire and encourage you—avoid naysayers.
  5. When inertia sets in, keep at it. Motivation + Discipline = Success!

Posted by: Allan Lacoste, Director of ISO, Total Merchant Services AT 10:09 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, December 08 2016

Clackamas, OR: Shaw Merchant Group, provider of credit card processing services for a host of businesses, both large and small, is welcoming sales agents to join their team and help them to continue their mission to evolve the merchant services industry. With an eye for the latest technology, SMG's aim is to help sales agents greatly increase their revenue, while serving end-user clients with the most efficient solutions possible.

Giving agents and their clients the most choice is Shaw Merchant Group's main focus. One of the things that SMG is best known for is their diverse partnerships with various banks and processors, which allows them a large amount of flexibility. Having so many different connections in the industry gives SMG's sales agents a huge advantage, especially if they are new to the business and are too early in the game to have made such connections on their own. This also enables sales agents to offer their clients customized solutions that are extremely competitive.

Posted by: SMG Admin AT 03:11 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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