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DIRECT CONNECT CONTINUES TO ACQUIRE SALES OFFICES WITH PURCHASE OF FLORIDA ISO

CHANTILLY, VA, March 15, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Direct Connect today announced that it has acquired another payment processing sales portfolio, Merchant Processing Solutions (MPS) in Fort Lauderdale, FLA.

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This transaction is part of Direct Connect’s commitment to growth through acquisition and is the company’s sixth acquisition since being recapitalized by The Beekman Group in 2015.

MPS provides merchant services to more than 500 restaurants and retail businesses across the United States, with more than $100 million in annual processing volume.

Owned jointly by Yamilet Strauss, Claudia Mosley and Diana Lizarazo, the independent sales organization (ISO) is a perfect fit for the Direct Connect business model: it is an active retail ISO acquiring merchants on the First Data platform, but it needed the financial and technological infrastructure and support to compete in today’s rapidly-changing payments infrastructure.

“MPS has grown successfully because of their people, and their top-down commitment to providing service and support to customers,” said Matt Clyne, Direct Connect’s CEO. “Direct Connect adds financial strength and stability, state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced human resources to the mix, making for an unbeatable combination and assured growth for MPS.”

Clyne said Direct Connect purchased five companies in 2015 and has already laid the groundwork for three more acquisitions in the first half of 2016. Direct Connect continues to actively seek out sales offices with low attrition and a commitment to the highest levels of service and support.

ISOs interested in investment capital or acquisitions opportunities are invited to visit www.directconnectps.com or contact the company at 800.747.6273.

“We intend to be a very active buyer in the marketplace,” Clyne said.

About Direct Connect
Based in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect provides innovative technology and payment processing services to businesses across the United States and Canada, including retail, restaurant, government contractors and service industries. Through a robust partner program, Direct Connect works with financial institutions, non-profit organizations, associations and software developers to incorporate payment solutions and enhance customer service. With a 20+-year history and more than 25,000 merchants in its portfolio, Direct Connect was recapitalized in 2015 by The Beekman Group, a New York City-based private equity firm positioning us well to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Contact-Details:
Nancy Drexler, Acquired Marketing
ndrexler@acquiredmarketing.com
917-743-5258

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Nuviderm Does It Work…?

Nuviderm works and it works so well that it was just recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the best in the field of tattoo removal by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nuviderm.com is an easy to use in home tattoo removal product that offers an effective, affordable alternative to laser tattoo removal. During the current recession it has proved to be a highly satisfactory substitute for people who would otherwise have relied on the more expensive Laser method for tattoo removal. At a time when many people are losing their job it is important to make a good first impression when interviewing for that new position. Nuviderm is proud to be able to offer an inexpensive tattoo removal technique for job hunters on a tight budget.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The USLBA Awards Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: AftaTat Net

Nuviderm is an easy to use home tattoo removal product that offers an effective and affordable substitute to laser tattoo removal. Twice recognized as one of the best companies in its field, Nuviderm continues to provide unsurpassed customer satisfaction.

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BT Business IT Support Manager Battles Printergeist

UK businesses clocked up a massive 22,000 calls to BT Business IT Support Manager between January and March 2009, and sales doubled over the period, as more small businesses look to down-the-line IT support rather than risk downtime during the recession.

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Over the three months, the bulk of calls were requests for network and mail assistance, with email help triggering more than a quarter. Virus and security issues alone prompted nearly 10 per cent of BT Business IT Support Manager help desk contact.

While most operating system, server and back-up issues are easily resolved, BT Business took a little longer to solve some of the stranger customer requests. One customer was convinced that a poltergeist was changing the print server settings, one didn’t plug in their router’s power because it was wireless, and another asked for help to cut a CD to fit a PC floppy drive.

Andy Dell, general manager, IT services, BT Business said: “Most IT problems will flummox the best of us, but there is a serious message behind these funny stories. In the current economic climate firms can’t be off line for any length of time so we’d advise customers to refer to a team of dedicated experts who are fully equipped to deal with the problem. We are experiencing new highs in the volume of requests for help, as more and more of our customers rely on PCs to run their business.”

A dedicated business service, BT Business IT Support Manager is a business service for personal computers running either MacOS or Windows. BT advisors provide straightforward, jargon free, advice and support over the phone. The team of BT computer experts provide a cost effective alternative or enhancement to an in-house IT support team, and can fix problems by accessing a computer remotely through the customer’s broadband connection – whether from BT or another ISP.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to customers for use at home, at work and on the move; web hostingbusiness broadband, internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group’s revenue was £21,390 million. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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USBSwiper.Com Allows Businesses To Affordably SWIPE And Process Credit Cards Out In The Field Using Only A Customer’s Laptop And An Internet Connection,

Newly-developed USBSwiper offers Customers the unique opportunity to simply, easily and securely process customer credit cards with true mobility. Customers can simplify their businesses by being able to swipe credit cards anywhere whether at their store location or out in the field using only the customers Laptop, Internet Connection, USBSwiper software interface and magnetic card reader and the PayPal merchant processing system.

Richard Freedkin was a small business owner with a big problem. As a Real Estate investor and consultant who traveled the country conducting seminars and selling his books, he was wasting time and losing business whenever he typed in customers’ credit card information into PayPal’s virtual terminal by hand at each of his workshops. He needed a simple way to swipe credit cards at any seminar or convention location with only his internet connection and laptop.

When he asked developers in an online forum about available credit card swipers that were compatible with PayPal, everyone said it couldn’t be done except for 25-year-old Drew Angell, a certified PayPal ACE developer. Just over 6 months later, the pair founded AngellFree, Inc., and officially unveiled the only PayPal compatible credit card swiping solution at the annual Ebay Live! event in Chicago.

“I needed a product like this for my business, and thousands of other business people also need and are looking for something like this too. Other Wireless or Mobile Credit Card Solutions are just too expensive,” said Freedkin. “It was a situation where necessity was the mother of invention. Because of USBSwiper, I can now process payments for 30 to 40 of my books in just a few minutes and I have all of my reports and records centralized in one place. The best part is that unlike other merchant credit card processors, the money is deposited into my account instantly.”

The USBSwiper software, along with USBSwiper’s compatible magnetic card reader, can be used on both Mac and PC platforms. Unlike applying for and using merchant credit card processors, using USBSwiper in conjunction with PayPal will save small business owners merchant credit card processor fees, paperwork, time, lost interest, and lost fees during refund transactions.

“All you need is a computer with an internet connection and you’re set to go,” said Freedkin. “We’ve seen USBSwiper utilized by kiosk owners, microbreweries, artists, airport curbside checkers, taxi cab companies, and flea market sellers. The applications are endless for the small business owner, especially if you sell products either online, from a storefront, or in person at a customer’s home such as a home improvement or HVAC company. There are virtually thousands of different applications that this will work for inexpensively. Now everyone can enjoy true affordable wireless credit card processing”

The Word is spreading said Angell. “Everyone is so excited about this product, and it makes me feel great to know how much it’s already helped people out and to hear the positive feedback. I’m looking forward to introducing it to so many sellers who could truly benefit from it and grow their business.”

The True Wireless Mobility that this product offers has now sparked Freedkin and Angell to create a national sales force of Independent USBSwiper Representatives who will market the product Nationwide. According to Freedkin, “In this economic climate of Job losses and layoffs, many people are opening up small businesses. This opens up a huge opportunity for many people to create financial freedom by marketing this phenomenal product and to create a great residual income while at the same time, helping those businesses who have wanted to, but could not afford to have wireless credit card processing in the field before.”

For those who would like to learn more, please visit www.usbswiper.com.

About AngellFree Inc.: 

Founded in 2008 and based out of Lake Zurich, Illinois, AngellFree, Inc., provides small business owners with web and application development solutions.

Contact Details: USBSwiper.com, 830 W. Rt. 22 #235, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (224) 677-0283 Office, (847) 307-8464 Fax, Richard@USBSwiper.com, www.USBSwiper.com

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BT Business has announced the launch of its new technology and information site, which is designed to help provide a boost to UK firms

Featuring all of the information a business needs to work more efficiently and reduce costs in one place – without the need to leave the destination page, the site is designed to help users find the information, products and support they’re looking for quicker and easier.

Product collections have been grouped together according to ‘business needs’ to highlight the packages that can help firms control and cut costs.

New features include single page product and service summaries, help widgets allowing customers to see how BT can support them in-life, plus forums where they can discuss the options with other firms and FAQs.

The popular BT Business Insight site provides customers with the latest business news, guides, videos and white papers and, if customers want to speak to an advisor, the option to call or start a live web chat is available.

Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business said: “We are very sensitive to the limited time owner-managers have to research and understand how to profit from new technologies and services. Time is even more precious in the current climate and our aim is to provide an effective overview of how to work more effectively and profitably.”

The re-designed website from BT Business is online now. For more details visit BT Insight.

BT Business understands the challenges that small and medium businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through core product collections including business broadband & internet, domains & web hosting, data & voice networks, IT solutions and mobile services.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

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In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc’s revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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Travel Certificates are proven sales tools that stimulate sales activity and generate interest and traffic. Travel incentives are an excellent high-value low-cost way to inspire and motivate customers

Increasebusinesssales.com offers full color certificates that will be imprinted with your business name for you to give to your customers to increase leads and create sales.

Your cost is just 35 cents each. No minimum purchase required. Next day shipping. We guarantee to honor every certificate! A phone number, website and address are on the back of each certificate. This is Not Timeshare!

You can get it at http://www.increasebusinesssales.com

How can you reach your sales goals, boost profits and ultimately build your business? Incentives, that’s how! Let Increase Business Sales put our experience and buying power to work for your business.

Using our gift certificate rewards, we are able to provide Freedom to your program participants and satisfy even the most difficult shopping tastes.

Our programs work the way they’re designed to work. Increased sales, higher profits and happy employees all created by programs that pay for themselves.

Gift certificates have become an increasingly popular option for all types of incentive programs: as add-ons to incentive awards, as premiums, and as corporate gifts. Companies that giveaway gift certificates for business purposes have experienced double-digit growth in recent years.

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Gopay Pty Ltd Is A Specialist Ecommerce Application Developer

GOpay is part of the WebStation Australia Pty Ltd group whose team in conjunction with Microsoft pioneered internet commerce before the first browsers in 1993. The group includes GObookings Systems Pty Ltd who in 2000 developed Australia’s leading enterprise appointment management system –GObookings AppointmentDiary V8.

GOpay can provide the online credit card payment gateway ‘connection’ between your web site or business and your bank account. GOpay is specially licensed to facilitate the transfer of funds from your customer direct into your bank account. If required applications can be developed as a solution to meet that special need. In addition GOpay can provide you with a raft of off-the-shelf ecommerce tools to take advantage of the opportunities ecommerce has to offer. We suggest you ask a GOpay consultant where you can use GOpay to best advantage for your business. www.gopay.com.au

There are essentially two categories of ecommerce tools provided by the WebStation group, and both are supplied by GOpay and its sister company GObookings. GObookings Systems provide Enterprise level appointment and booking systems for a satisfied client base within Australia and the USA.

GObookings Version 8 clients include a mix of Federal and State Government departments, universities, health care services, global corporations, medium to large and small businesses… all successfully using the scheduling booking systems as an integral part of their operations.

Unique configuration flexibility along with a well proven product distinguishes GObookings from competitors.

In addition there are off-the-shelf customizable options with easy to use interfaces and advanced feature and business rule options available to satisfy any size business or government department. If preferred the GObookings engine can also be top and tailed as middleware. See www.gobookings.com.au.

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Darmik (darmik.com) – a social network e-commerce enablement platform

Darmik (darmik.com), a social network e-commerce enablement platform firm based in London has launched an embedded stores service.

The Darmik Embedded stores service revolutionizes the online ecommerce market by enabling members to easily embed their Darmik shops into any website, blog, or social network. Before the launch of the Darmik Embedded service millions of social networking participants were unable to sell and distribute their items to one another inside our outside of the networks. With the Darmik service they now have the freedom to sell and distribute anywhere.

None of the existing online ecommerce leaders offer a service that allow its members to sell and distribute items easily anywhere on the internet. William Dyson, Founder and CEO of Darmik, commented: “While most of the current ecommerce payment systems and marketplaces continue to live in an old world where users are locked into their sites and silos; Darmik continues to innovate and revolutionize the ecommerce and digital distribution space. Darmik embedded stores empowers social network users to easily become sellers and distributors. It is time that we empower users by giving them the choice of where they want to distribute their content.

Darmik was founded by William Dyson to enable online social networks to thrive as communities and create the revenue necessary to independently sustain themselves. Through partnerships with other socially responsible firms such as Lightapp and its own internal development, Darmik is creating features that allow members of networks to interact efficiently and allow selected merchants to market relevant goods and services to the networks. Ever mindful of social concerns, Darmik has created a partnership program through which proceeds of part of each sale is contributed to a participating charity.

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