Entrepreneur’s Math

Here is a story from our CEO and founder John Eliason about a lesson he was taught and changed his whole outlook: “John, what you’re missing is the math.” I eyed Jim suspiciously because I’ve always been a pretty quick study at math. I doubted I was missing anything....

Pulling 2.25 Years of Profit from 1

Hoisting the 3-gallon water bucket out of the raging river, up and over the rocky cliff-side, our back muscles were burning and arms straining from all the weight. I thought, “This is a lot heavier than we expected and we have how many more buckets to go...? I’m not...

Views Most Never See

Hey, Slogging through the deep snow, ice forming from my breath on my scarf, legs on fire, lungs burning as I stretched to make it to the top of the hill. It has just snowed about 18” and it was a winter wonderland. A buddy told me about a cross-country ski hill not...

Who’s Got Your Back?

When you are 7 miles in, hanging on by a thread and need a hand up and over an unexpectedly difficult obstacle, whose hand do you want to help you? One that is unafraid, experienced and strong.. or someone else? FFUSA is staffed locally and made from tough,...

The Confusion of Transparency

Consider this the next time you are talking to a new prospect, it's something we hear from business owners all of the time. “I stopped opening my statements months ago. It’s impossible to understand what they are charging me or why.” It’s due to a common tactic used...

Marketing Campaign Builder (Doc Brown)

Imagine Doc Brown from Back to the Future, bright, fun-loving, inquisitive, always testing… That’s the spirit we’re looking for!   Create and test and spilt-test: targets, emails, copy, images, landing pages, click funnels, memberships, add-ons, up-sells, down-sells,...

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Imagine leading a nationwide team of entrepreneurial sales people.  Your job is to help them launch their FFUSA Virtual Franchise. We help them understand how to land business, joint venture with banks and associations – basically build a...

The Trouble with Gift Cards

Hey, It’s no secret that gift cards are a great way to keep customers coming through the door and it’s no secret that keeping track of gift cards can turn into a living nightmare. From tracking the cards that have been issued to waiting weeks, or sometimes months, for...

The Square tipping point

Here is an interesting situation to consider. I was talking to my friend who is an owner of a small business about card processing. “Why should I go with a company like yours, rather than just processing with Square?” The look of astonishment on my friend’s face...

Get the liquor quicker

While swiping a customer’s card a third time and apologizing for his slow software system during checkout, the owner of a liquor store realized it was time to find something to replace the PC based software he bought over a decade ago. He winced at the thought of how...

Credit Card Terminal Roulette

“This stupid thing never stays charged. Sorry, it will just be a minute.” This is a familiar situation that food trucks all over the country experience every day. The standard wireless terminals have a short life. They need to be replaced every couple of years,...

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