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Exploring Life & Business with Joshua Gibson of JG Payments

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Gibson.

Joshua, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Hey there, I’m Josh! I’m originally from Michigan, born and raised, and I moved here with my wife almost 4 years ago to assist in planting a church, plant roots of our own, and start a family. We never rule anything out, but we hope the Nashville area is our home for a long, long time.

I knew at a young age that I would be a business owner one day. At moments throughout life, I thought to myself, “What would happen if I owned a business and what would it be?” As a child, I had wanted to sell my trading/collectible cards to get a few hundred bucks. In my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I started a record label that didn’t live long enough to see even a single meeting. Even just a few short months ago, I tried to start “my” own life insurance business under the umbrella of a bigger company.

Even though none of these opportunities worked out, I learned from each experience. Through every trial and error, I became: More knowledgeable, more strategic, wiser, more confident, and more aware of what I could accomplish. I saw a quote recently that said, “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” And that gave me the last little push I needed to start my company, JG Payments.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road leading up to where I now have certainly not been smooth or easy. I’m sure many people in their 20s can relate to not knowing what to do as a career for the rest of their lives, and I’m no different. To begin with: I’ve worked in several vastly different job industries, I’ve tried to start two different types of businesses, and I’ve barely broken even which I consider being a major blessing.

The next obstacle is that I’m not a natural-born salesman; I love talking to people and forming relationships, but I am an introvert at heart. So I’m having to get out of my comfort zone, which is a necessity for personal growth. I also have to remember I’m not necessarily selling anything, but I am giving a service that will be greatly beneficial to businesses trying to cut down on any costs they can and grow faster than they thought possible.

Lastly, I’ve been reaching out to many professionals in different industries to ask questions about what has helped them and their careers in order to gain as much knowledge as possible. Having a smooth road doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going in the right direction, but I feel like I’m heading to a good destination.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
JG Payments is a local merchant services provider offering payments and processing solutions to businesses located in the US. Whether a business has a storefront, or they sell solely online, or they do both, we have the tools that they need to process payments and grow their business.

We offer low transaction fee rates so that businesses can keep more of their money, routinely beating the rates of other bigger and more well-known companies. We also offer affordable (and sometimes free) POS systems, credit card terminals, and software equipped with tools and resources to make it easier to track business growth and finances. Additionally, we work with the best banks to give our merchants fast funding, and lastly, our customer service is TOP notch.

I am proud to let business owners know that we are honest and transparent; not only about what we offer, but who we are as a business and who I am as a person. Other merchant service providers can use bad business tactics to add in hidden fees and up-charge merchants in order to make more money off of them.

I genuinely want to help small businesses achieve their goals and dreams and see our economy thrive because of it.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
If you are a business owner and you are reading this, I would absolutely love to work with you. I want to see your business grow and thrive; let’s work together to make it happen!

We are offering two promotions currently:

For business owners – If you switch to JG Payments as your merchant services provider within 30 days of the release of this article, you will receive FREE processing equipment.

For everyone – If you refer a business to us and they switch to us, you will receive a 25% referral bonus for the ENTIRE LIFE OF THE ACCOUNT!

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