A handy tool that I have seen available and starting to be used more frequently by small businesses is the dock that allows you to turn an iPad into a cash register to process payments. Square Inc. introduced the Square Stand which allows you to accept payment, send receipts, manage inventory, and collect feedback for you business all from your ipad. You can also connect external cash registers, scanners, and printers to the dock depending on your business needs. I think this is a great tool for any person looking to open their own business and looking for a way to accept payments in the “modern age”.
One of the stores that I do business with regularly with, SneakerVille, uses this device and i talked to the owner and he said that he loves how easy it is to use and would definitely be using the same product if he ever opens another store.