Merchant accounts are much more than a simple business bank account that lets businesses accept debit and credit cards. They are keys to success for many small businesses. This infographic from High Risk Pay gives us six ways to speed up the growth of a small business. The first step is to have a great merchant services account provider – with a reliable provider you will be able to accept any form of payment. The second step, though seemingly simple, is to set up shop. Even if you’re only online you need to build an attractive shop and build a reputation for yourself. This leads nicely into step three – getting out there and getting exposure for yourself. You won’t get customers if you don’t market yourself. Further this infographic suggests managing risk is important – you can manage the risk of bounced checks with a good merchant services provider as they will protect you from bad checks. Want more keys to success? Keep reading!