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The Support of a Strong Industry Association is Fantastic

It's great to work in an industry that has a trade association like the Society of American Florists looking out for the well being of its members.
  It's great to work in an industry that has a trade association like the Society of American Florists looking out for the well being of its members.   SAF does a lot of… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/support-strong-industry-association-fantastic/

Credit Card Surcharges Are a Dangerous Idea For Florists

Credit card surcharging (the practice of adding a surcharge or checkout fee to credit/debit card payments) is now allowed. Is it a good idea for florists?
  Credit card surcharging (the practice of adding a surcharge or checkout fee to credit/debit card payments) is now allowed in North America. But is it a good idea for retail… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/can-should-why-surcharges-are-bad-idea-florists/

The Wrong Appeal to Guilt Can Justify Guilty Behavior

A logical, deserved and well intentioned appeal to guild (a fundraising effort by an internet radio station) might actually make you feel less guilty.
  A logical, deserved and well intentioned appeal to guild (a fundraising effort by an internet radio station) might actually make you feel less guilty.   Earlier today I… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/sometimes-appeal-guilt-justifies-guilty-behavior/

EMV Payment Technology - The Implications for Retail Florists

The retail floral industry is a different kind of retail, & the implications of the EMV payment standard (and October deadline) are different for florists.
  The retail floral industry is a very different kind of retail, and the implications of the EMV payment standard (and October deadline) are different for florists.  … http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/emv-payment-technology-implications-retail-florists/

What Is An eCommerce Website Really For?

Understanding the primary function of an eCommerce website is the first step towards better eCommerce performance (more sales, less abandoned carts, etc.)
  Understanding the primary function of an eCommerce website is the first step towards better eCommerce performance. Better performance means more sales, less abandoned carts,… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/what-ecommerce-website-really/

SOFA – Very Lucky To Be A Part Of It

User groups are an amazing resource and the Southern Ontario FileMaker Alliance (aka SOFA) in Toronto is one of the very best.
  User groups are an amazing resource and the Southern Ontario FileMaker Alliance (aka SOFA) in Toronto is one of the very best.   Another post talked a little about user… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/sofa-very-lucky-be-part-it/

Mac OS X Server, Little Snitch & Carbon Copy Cloner

How to avoid losing remote (ARD/SSH) access when booting from a Mac OS X Server volume created by Carbon Copy Cloner and running Little Snitch.
  Carbon Copy Cloner and Little Snitch are awesome tools for anyone running Mac OS X Server. But, if you aren't careful, you can lose all remote (including HTTP/FTP/ARD/SSH)… http://www.markandersononline.com/blog/mac-os-x-server-little-snitch-carbon-copy-cloner/