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GoldieBlox Wins Super Bowl Ad from Intuit’s Small Business Big Game

Jan31.DebbieSterling.GoldieBloxThis Sunday, an all expenses-paid commercial for GoldieBlox—an innovative toy company inspiring girls to push limits and think outside the box through storytelling and basic engineering concepts—will air during the third quarter of the championship game.

This first-ever small business commercial is courtesy of Small Business Big Game, a six-month competition sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks. It kicked off July 31, the top four finalists were announced in November, and the public was invited to vote for their favorite to win the prize.

All four finalists receive free, lifetime use of Intuit small business solutions, including Intuit QuickBooks, payroll, payments, and Demandforce; professionally produced advertising for their business; a meeting and business advice from entrepreneur and reality star Bill Rancic; and an all-expense paid trip to New York for a big game viewing party held in their honor.

10 Reasons to Integrate Your Payments Environment

By Greg Hammermaster, Sage North America

1. Improve cash flow

When you integrate all your points-of-payment directly to your bank for settlement – and to your accounting system for reconciliation – you maximize your cash flow. Sitting on checks and receipts minimizes your cash position, which impacts your business’ liquidity.

2. Optimize sales channels

Any payment method – whether a credit card terminal, e-commerce website, or a mobile phone equipped to take payments – that’s not integrating directly to your accounting system isn’t optimized for sales execution and back-office efficiencies, therefore increasing cost-of-sales.

3. Eliminate manual data entry

Manually entering data in both a point-of-sale solution and an accounting solution doubles the time it takes to complete the payments process. By integrating your payments environment, you can reduce time spent on accounts receivable processing so you can spend more time on revenue-generating opportunities.

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