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A Year in Review - Reflecting on 2020

By Nicolas Beique on Jan 8, 2021

What a year. As we enter 2021 and finally get to put 2020 behind us, I want to take an opportunity to reflect on everything that happened over the past year and how it impacted not only the team at Helcim, but all of our merchants and business owners everywhere.

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Stronger Together

By Nicolas Beique on Jun 16, 2020

At Helcim, racism goes against everything we believe in and the company culture we’re striving to create.

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An Ode to Small Businesses

By Nicolas Beique on Feb 14, 2020

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A Summary of High Output Management by Andy Grove

By Nicolas Beique on Aug 14, 2019

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Helcim's Culture and Expectations

By Nicolas Beique on Jun 2, 2019

I believe it is the CEO’s responsibility to set the tone on culture and what expectations for behavior are at the company so that every new hire has a chance to succeed and thrive.

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Working in Payments is Awesome

By Nicolas Beique on May 20, 2019

On the surface, you might wonder how working in the payment processing industry could be exciting. Talking about credit and debit cards, Visa and Mastercard, interchange rates and bank reconciliation wouldn’t seem like a very popular conversation at a cocktail party. But I want to scratch past the surface and show how payment companies operate in a unique place in the world of business.

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Crunch Time

By Nicolas Beique on Dec 9, 2018

As we’ve eluded to in previous episodes, there are a lot of big projects happening behind the scenes at Helcim. These projects have been requiring my full attention, so I had to make the decision to pull back on the frequency of the vlog while we work towards our big goals.

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I'm Ending The Helcim Weekly Vlog

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 22, 2018

We're ending the weekly vlog, and I wrote this article to share some of my lessons learned for anyone thinking of starting a vlog, and give context on my decision.

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It's a Team Effort

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 15, 2018

I want to highlight the teams of people who are often working behind the founders of companies. These people may not be as widely recognized as the entrepreneur, but they are also working very hard to help them grow their companies.

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The Challenging Side of Being a Business Owner

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 8, 2018

When people hear about starting a business, they tend to only focus on the positive. People can sometimes default to sharing only the positive aspects to keep things inspiring and motivational. Even for myself, I’m more tempted to share the good things over the difficult because the negative aspects can sometimes be pretty discouraging.

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Finding Helcim’s Community

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 1, 2018

When we started doing this vlog we decided to really put ourselves out there and as a result, I have met more people in the last eight months than I did in my entire first ten years of business.

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How I Stay Motivated and Avoid Burnout

By Nicolas Beique on Sep 24, 2018

In the past few vlogs I’ve shared all the different things that I am working on, and since constantly hustling with a never-ending to-do list can be a bit tiring, I wanted to take this week to share the strategies and tools I use to stay motivated and not burn out.

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