11:45 AM (2 hours ago)
I just sent an application to Empowered and received a call from Bill Janis. He was asking how many charges I make per week. I told him that I recently started my business and have had only one credit card payment. All others have been cash or check. He told me that I would not be a good fit for his company right now due to the minimum charges. That I would need 2 per week to make it work for me. I was very pleased with his honesty and willingness to forgo profit for himself at the expense of excess cost for me. My faith in my fellow humans has been at least a little bit restored. Since I started this business, I have been hammered with people trying to sell me services and not mentioning small details such as extra charges that pop up later. I asked him about Square and he said it would be a better fit for my current situation.
I am very happy with Bill and will make another application as soon as I get my business going well enough to justify using his service.