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Lead Story

Virtual money, tangible profits


Industry Update

Interac seeks for-profit status

GO-Tag a show-stopper

Certify payment pros on security?

Beltway interest drives interchange book sales

CharlieCard gets charley horse


Karen Lazer

Prepaid acceptance online

David Fish
Mercator Advisory Group


Banking on mobile

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Street SmartsSM:
Stay the course

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

The residual-buying game

Lane Gordon

Old is new in POS fashion

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Body language

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

A day in the life of a successful MLS

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

A day in the life of a successful MLS

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

Company Profile


Affinity Solutions

New Products

Cash advance reaches new vertical

ProMAC Electronic Payment Advance
Companies: Professional Merchant Advance Capital L


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Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 22, 2008  •  Issue 08:09:02

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A former mortgage broker, I'm considering a career in the payments business, and it looks like The Green Sheet is an industry hub. I was wondering if you could recommend a few ISOs for me to interview. I feel your perspective would help get be started on the right foot.

John Gray


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