Square Launches National Contest for Small Business Owners

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Today Square announced “Love Local,” a national contest celebrating small businesses across Canada.

Square’s free card reader and free software enable anyone to accept credit cards and run their business from their iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Square will award one winner with the tools they need to run their business using Square Register, including Square Readers, iPad 2, an iPad stand, and a cash drawer. The winner will also receive a one hour social media consultation in order to better market their business to new and existing customers.

Square provides one simple, low, and transparent transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square’s card reader plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device and allows for safe and secure credit card payments through the downloadable Square Register app. Square merchants have access to their funds from swiped payments the next business day, eliminating the wait for cash flow.

To enter #LoveLocal, Canadian small businesses simply submit a photo or short video to Twitter that represents what their business brings to their neighbourhood and tag "#LoveLocal" and "@SquareCanada.” The top entry will be chosen by a Square panel. The contest will run from August 5 to September 15.

Learn more about Square's Love Local contest here.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Square helps anyone take care of their business. Square's complete register service is a full point of sale with tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards to tracking sales and inventory. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada and Japan. Square operates in Canada only through its wholly owned... more

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