Beginner's Guide to Merchant Accounts

Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processor for Your Business
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (141 ratings)
5,923 students
56min of on-demand video

Why banks charge fees for processing credit cards... and what is reasonable.
What to look for in the fine print so you aren't fooled by rates that are "too good to be true."
How to determine if accepting credit cards is right for your business.
How to protect yourself from the liablity that comes with accepting credit cards.


  • Students should have a business or be thinking about starting one.
  • No prior knowledge of merchant accounts or credit card processing is required.


Accepting credit cards makes it easier for people to buy your products and services, but credit card processing comes with fees. And touching credit card information opens you and your business to an increased level of liability.  This course will help you to understand the risks and weigh the fees associated with accepting credit cards so you can make the right decision for your business.

Who this course is for:

  • New business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Internet Marketers
  • Established business owners who want to accept credit cards for the first time.


Online Business Trainer | Author | Speaker
Lesa Townsend
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 141 Reviews
  • 7,745 Students
  • 1 Course

Lesa Townsend is an Online Business Trainer who helps entrepreneurs fill in the missing pieces needed for success online. While other business coaches expect you to either have a lot of money to invest in your business, or possess the skills and knowledge to do things yourself, Lesa believes in empowering business owners with knowledge and affordable resources that get the job done, even on a budget.

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