For small businesses, picking a payments Image 1 -- Payment Processing Traits.jpgprocessor may seem like a fairly straightforward task – but it’s often not that simple. Those that take it a step further and educate themselves about the ins and outs of payment processing often come out ahead, learning that picking the right partner can have a tangible effect on small business growth. Make sure you are picking a partner that not only meets your needs now, but can also evolve with you.

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Women business leaders are increasingly Image 1 -- Women entrepreneurs (2).jpgdriving the e-commerce industry. While only 14 percent of venture capital-backed companies in 2014 were founded by women, that number nearly triples to a whopping 40 percent when it comes to e-commerce. And many of these spirited entrepreneurs leverage PayPal every day to help grow their business – like Denise Cline from The Minky Boutique and Christina Battle of Top Shelf Style.

 

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Next week, the Small Business AdministrationImage 1.png (SBA) highlights entrepreneurs and small businesses across the nation during National Small Business Week (NSBW). In celebration of NSBW, PayPal will be hosting a number of activities as part of their co-sponsorship of NSBW, including: a webinar with the SBA about helping small businesses grow, weekly Twitter Chats and a “Seven Days of National Small Business Week” blog series that kicks off today.

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Finally the long awaited Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is USE ME.pngthis weekend. Tickets are going for up to $35,000 on Stubhub right now so the $100 to watch it on PPV doesn’t seem too bad but splitting it between the freeloaders coming over to my house to watch it seems even better.

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pp_h_rgb.jpgOur customers’ trust and security is one of the highest priorities at PayPal. We want to ensure you’re protected from checkout to delivery. Hence, we are announcing the expansion of our Global Buyer Protection globally to cover intangible goods. This includes services, and digital goods, like digital music, digital books, digital games, travel tickets and software downloads.

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Technology has infiltrated our lives, particularlypp_h_rgb.jpg over the last several years. It’s everywhere, all the time, changing how we live, work and play, and will only continue to evolve.

 

PayPal’s employees are critical to keeping up with this dynamic tech environment. What started as a company of three back in 1998 has grown to more than 15,000 employees around the world, with different socioeconomic, cultural, gender, ethnic and educational backgrounds – and everybody makes important contributions.

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We’re celebrating small businesses Series Teaser.pngthroughout all of May! Teaming up with the brightest minds in the industry, we’re taking to Twitter to host a series of dialogues on what makes small businesses successful in this tech-driven era. These conversations will provide a peer-to-peer discussion featuring tips and best practices, and everyone is invited to tune in and share their input, experience and questions.

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At PayPal, we seek to connect pp_h_rgb.jpgconsumers and merchants around the world in the most seamless and secure way, across devices, platforms and channels.

 

When PayPal pioneered the digital wallet more than 15 years ago, it was with the goal of making it easier for consumers and merchants to connect online, eliminating the need for consumers to type in payment information at checkout. Last fall, we launched One Touch™ for native mobile, the industry's first single touch payment experience on iOS and Android

 

 

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BattleHack London was packed full with winners1 bh lon 15.jpgalumni hackers including past champions of 2013 and 2014. Developers from England, Romania, Spain, Berlin and Poland united into a total of 45 teams for a place at the highly coveted BattleHack World Finals.

 

Held at Tobacco Dock, an early 19th century tobacco warehouse set in central London, hackers competed alongside the iconic London marathon in their very own marathon hacking session.

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Soon, FINAL - Mother's Day - Image 1 - 4-23-15.jpgunsuspecting sons and daughters may find themselves in the familiar dilemma of wanting to wow mom with only a few days to prepare. Hoping to find the perfect gift, siblings may stress over what to buy, how much it costs, or if mom will even like it.

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