Monday, May 24, 2010

Navigating Through The Risks Of Credit Card Processing

Bill Pirtle knows how vital credit and debit card processing services can be to business owners. 

He also knows that there is so much misleading information, misrepresentation and confusion surrounding these services. As a result, "Many merchants have been locked into long-term and expensive contracts."

Pirtle, a Royal Oak resident, has given these business owners and managers the upper hand with his new book, Navigating Through The Risks Of Credit Card Processing.  His insightful volume is based on his past six years working as a credit card sales agent. 

Pirtle's book shows readers an interesting overview of the industry as well as many specific examples of how credit card processing actually works. His mission is to help all business owners to "get the best value and service, not just the 'cheapest' contract which is likely to have many hidden costs and fees."

Bill Pirtle's book, Navigating Through The Risks Of Credit Card Processing, is currently available for sale online through You can reach BIll at 734-272-6177 or

Friday, May 14, 2010

Raise Your Awareness Quotient When Networking

While many business professionals talk these days about ‘Networking’, Terry Bean has written the book on it.

The Waterford resident recently released The Universal Guide To Business Networking, a book that will benefit everyone who uses business networking as a part of his or her marketing and promotional strategies.

Bean asks us all to raise our AQ – our Awareness Quotient of the many opportunities around us.  His goal is to help others to “raise awareness not only of how you network, but also your awareness of your life …” His book is rich with stories and ideas on how to do both.  The Universal Guide To Business Networking is available for purchase online at

Bean is also the catalyst behind the networking group Motor City Connect, which now boasts almost 5,000 members. He is also Chief Networking Officer and President of Networked, Inc. Bean teaches businesses and individuals how best use networking, including how to put in place a structured program with tools and strategies to best leverage our relationship capital. You can reach Terry Bean at or 248-224-1326.

-- Dean La Douceur