Read some of the stories behind Kounta

Kounta Culture: Uncle Ming’s Bar

When I was 17, I went looking for summer work as a waiter, but was uniformly rejected by all the restaurants I applied to.  There was something about my demeanor that made interacting with the public a less than ideal [...]

You Need EMV on your POS ASAP, OK?

It seems that everywhere I go these days, people are talking about the new-ish EMV standard for credit card payments. This tells me two things. One, that there’s a lot of confusion about the new authentication technology behind credit payments. [...]

An Apple Pay Keeps the Hackers Away

I remember the first time I held an iPad in my hands.  It felt like the future had been wrapped up in this slim little device, and as I swiped my fingers left and right across the screen, tapping icons [...]

Exile on Main Street: Retail Analytics Give Small Businesses Big Tools

This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you, believe me.  I simply did not choose a career as a writer because I wanted to spread certain economic gospels.  As far as I’m concerned, “economy” is [...]

Kounta Gets Intuit with Quickbooks Integration

We all know Quickbooks.  Intuit’s accounting software is practically synonymous with small businesses; any decent POS for the same market should offer you some way of getting your sales data over to your accounting software.  It’s one of the first questions [...]

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