Enjoyed your piece on credit card usage. Have been doing a little looking in that direction also.
What other advice could you share with us or because of space or editorial choice did not get printed.
sleepy head, it is in the 'lawn and landscape' publication. gie publishes it. it is really one of the finer green industry mags out there.
my advice to you:
shop around...there are deals to be had, you have to look for them. purchase your pin pad...DO NOT RENT! they are inexpensive...some places sell them for $99 if you sign up and stay with them for x amount of years.
credit cards are great...you get your $$$ in 24 hrs. increases your cash flow, you look more professional, increases your pool of potential clients b/c they can fianance their outdoor projects...just be sure to add 3% to the price to cover the cost of accepting credit cards...
also, decrease billing in office, decrease trips to the bank, waiting 5 days for the check to clear, checking account recollination (sp)...big pluses!!!