The Green Sheet Online Edition
February 14, 2011 • Issue 11:02:01
An upbeat message
There's been a lot of doom and gloom going on here and around the world, which can easily dampen our zeal as we enter a brand new year. However, we do have a lot to be thankful for, and no one can say it better than Mr. Paul Green, President and CEO of The Green Sheet Inc. He wrote:
"At this time of year, the holiday gatherings are coming to an end, wrapping paper is in the recycle bin, retailers have marked down leftover merchandise and many folks are giving thought to the approaching year. But before making plans for the year to come, how about appreciating the year you have just lived?
"If you are reading The Green Sheet, it is likely you are working in the payments industry - a major blessing in these tough times. While nothing is perfect, in life or in the workplace, the fact that you have been able to provide financially for yourself and your family should give you a sublime feeling of accomplishment and peace of mind."
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Thank you, Mr. Green; I really needed that!
GS Online MLS Forum member
It is gratifying to know that you were uplifted by "It's a fine life, isn't it," by Paul H. Green, The Green Sheet, Dec. 27, 2010, issue 10:12:02. Thank you for taking the time to write about it.
The state of leasing
I'm working on a project and would like to know if you have a list of top terminal leasing companies. I'd like to know their ranking and what each company's volume is.
We don't maintain a ranking of leasing companies, nor do we know what their leasing volumes are. Our Resource Guide and display ads contain contact information for leasing companies that advertise with us. If you get in touch with them, they may be willing to share some information about their businesses to help with your project.
Debit and credit processing
I'm new to the industry and want to understand the different ways credit and debit cards are processed. Can you point me to some good information about this?
Superior Service Payment Co. Inc.
We have a wealth of information about card processing in our archives. You might enjoy "The convergence of traditional and alternative payments," The Green Sheet, Jan. 10, 2011, issue 11:01:01. Our quarterly GSQ might be of use, as well. Begin with The interchange road map, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2006, and In search of knowledge: The new basics, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2008.
Also, we are researching an article for the Feb. 28, 2011, issue of The Green Sheet that will address your very question, and more. So stay tuned.
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