I feel like a proper business person now
I am putting 100% into my new business with a view to being able to go part time at my regular job sometime in the near future, if not giving it up completely.
Business is going really well actually, I am selling lots of stuff and getting great feedback. Something dawned on me recently though - I attend a lot of table top sales and similar events. At these types of events no one takes card payments therefore all the stall holders are literally competing over the cash people have in their pockets. Because of the fact that no one takes cards, people often wont buy more expensive items because it wont leave them enough cash to spend at the other stalls.
A credit card reader seemed the obvious solution.
Its so amazing that you can just connect this box to your phone via Bluetooth and that allows you to take card payments, the money is then transferred into your account within a few days.
My reader arrived yesterday and it was really easy to set up using the app that accompanies it. I put a £1 transaction through just to check it was working and it was so easy to do. All you do is open the app, type the amount you want to charge into the app and hit the charge button. The customer then inserts their card and types their pin, or if their card is contactless they just tap it. I can also accept android and apple pay as well which is quite exciting, even if I haven't actually ever heard of anyone actually using their mobile in place of a credit card.
I also set up my accounting software which was much easier than I thought it would be. So now I feel like I am a proper business person!