Commerce is Now a Democracy for All Small Businesses


This post is sponsored by Microsoft in honor of National Entrepreneurship Week February 20 to 24, 2017. On this episode, I co-host with Melanie Gass from Microsoft and our guest is Karen Martell who discusses how commerce is a democracy for all small business.

Years ago, it was incredibly difficult for any small business to accept credit cards. Fast forward ten years and it is easier than ever as a result of one company revolutionizing this part of the business for entrepreneurs. Karen talks about how, for the last eight years, Square has focused on the importance of democratizing commerce to make sure entrepreneurs have access to the same tools and resources that larger businesses were always able to employ. Small businesses have increasingly turned to Square because it is a turnkey mobile solution that goes everywhere. It makes it easy to keep track of customer transactions at the point of sale.

Listen to this radio segment with Karen Martell on the show #418.

Karen Martell leads marketing and partnerships for Square and has worked at the intersection of technology and small business for the past 10 years.

Melanie Gass, Sr. Business Development Manager for Microsoft and the brainchild behind National Entrepreneurship Week . She helps shape Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) to deliver strong value to customers and influencers.


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About the Author:

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.