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Authorize.Net partner, 71lbs, has made a name for itself by helping businesses optimize their shipping spend. We invited Christine Ridgely, partner manager at 71lbs, to share her thoughts as our guest blogger.

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Authorize.Net merchant Amy’s Candy Kitchen, named “Best Caramel Apple” by the Wall Street Journal and featured on the Food Network, tells us how their small chocolate shop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin achieved their success. We spoke with Paula Heupel, VP of Sales, about their journey that began 20 years ago with a goal to perfect the art of the caramel apple. 

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If you run a business from your home, you know it comes with amazing freedoms and challenging distractions. It's important to take steps to optimize and maintain your effectiveness so you can continue to enjoy the excitement and freedoms of being your own boss. The following tips will help you be productive as you run your home business.

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Primarily focusing on roller skates and inline skates, Crazy Skates specializes in multiple markets within the industry. We spoke with Amy Lebo, operations manager at Crazy Skates USA, to learn the Crazy Skates story and the secret to their success.

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Every business needs to give their customers a reason to buy from them and not elsewhere. That’s why Merchant Automotive believes that building relationships with their customers is just as important as making sales.

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Based out of Portland, Oregon, Dresslikeapirate.com is one of the world’s most popular theatrical costuming, pirate, theme wedding and roleplay garb sites. Shayna Vest, of Dress Like A Pirate.com, an Authorize.Net merchant, shares her story and business advice.

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Wedding season is in the air and Authorize.Net merchant Raymond Miller of My Wedding Reception Ideas shares his small business advice including what inspired him to start his business and what lead to its success.

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Setting up shop to offer your products or services online and using Authorize.Net to accept payments are great first steps towards attracting new customers for your business. Here are six ways to drive more traffic to your site, potentially increasing sales and online success. 

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Authorize.Net merchant Caruh Salon Spa in Seattle, Washington, has been voted one of America’s Top 200 Salons for 10 years in a row by Salon Today Magazine. We asked Chief Beauty Officer and Owner Cyndi DeSoto to share her small business advice.

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Today we celebrate America’s favorite summer food, best enjoyed at the ball park or on the grill on a hot summer day. Authorize.Net merchant, NorthStar Bison, makers of high quality, 100% grass-fed beef and bison hot dogs shares its story and business advice.

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