Have you ever arrived home from a long day and you know straight away that something is wrong?

As soon as I opened the door, my mother greeted me with a box of my favourite chocolates and a worried look on her face. I hadn’t gotten the scholarship and the dream of college life was slowly fading. I knew then that finding an alternative way to pay my tuition fees was crucial.

It’s amazing how life sometimes has a way of cornering you into a spot and at that precise moment, you fabricate the craziest ideas which you know are outrageous but at the same time, you really are that desperate to follow them through. That’s where I came up with the idea to start my own business.

In the beginning, one does not comprehend the effort that needs to be put in to kick start a business. Naturally, I began to look for a simpler solution to handle the day to day process of selling my products.Tirelessly searching the web for suggestions, I finally came across a particular terminology which caught my eye. Mind boggled as to how I got “Payment Gateways” from entering “the best way to start a business” into the search engine. I later found the answer in creating an online business and in turn the use of payment gateways as a tool to handle and maintain digital payments.

Data filing? All a thing of the past. With the use of payment gateways, storage has never been simpler. You will be able to have access to all transactions gone through between you and your customers without occupying any of your internal storage.

Being a small to medium-sized business you could easily be compared to an injured sea-animal in the middle of an ocean full of hungry sharks waiting to pounce at the slightest scent of blood. That’s why I cannot stress the importance of having a service provider with a secure platform that has all the updated fraud detection programs in place.

Setting up a payment gateway is the sensible thing to do to ensure that your clients feel safe and comfortable enough to use your service. As the saying goes, “Customers are like teeth. If you don’t take care of them they go away one by one until there are none”.

In conclusion, a rational person might recognise that a payment gateway really is a dream in disguise. Much like life being a box of chocolates, you never really know what you’re going to get!