Credit Card Payment Processing Startup Focused on Giving Back Launches at ‘Thrive Make Money Matter 2019’

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“An entrepreneur myself, I understand how important making a positive difference in the world is for small business owners,”

Las Vegas, NV (June 1, 2019) – Giving business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs innovative new ways to give back, purpose-driven boutique credit card processor Brightr Payments made its public debut today at the THRIVE Make Money Matter Conference for entrepreneurs. Brightr Payments provides low-cost credit card payment services for businesses of all types and sizes, including in-store, mobile, and online payment support. 

With a mission to ‘make every penny count’ by transforming everyday payment transactions into charitable giving opportunities, Brightr Payments is putting companies and customers in the driver seat, with 50% of all income generated by processing fees donated to nonprofit partners. Brightr Payments offers competitive monthly processing rates combined with cutting edge payment technologies such as industry-specific point-of-sale software, mobile solutions, and state-of-the-art credit card processing terminals. 

“Doug is a perfect example of why Thrive is so important to me,” said Cole Hatter, founder, and CEO of Thrive. “He attended Thrive in 2018, was inspired by other purpose-driven entrepreneurs, and then took massive action to make money matter in his business.”

Thrive’s mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs by providing guidance from some of the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs in the world, and to spread the message that purpose-driven business is the future of what commerce looks like. At the annual Thrive conference, Doug Mack was invited to speak to 1500+ entrepreneurial attendees, offering new ways to “Make Money Matter” in their business. 

“An entrepreneur myself, I understand how important making a positive difference in the world is for small business owners,” said Doug Mack, founder, and CEO, Brightr Payments. “But doing good is not enough. We have to be good at what we do, too. Brightr Payments’ mission is boosted by my own 25 years of experience in the payments industry. Our clients get the secure credit card processing tools they need and know 50% of the gross income Brightr generates from processing fees — before, not after operating expenses — are going to a good cause.”

The company launched a rigorous selection criterion each charity must meet for consideration, including:

  • annual revenue of $1,500,000+; 
  • at least 80% of revenue directly invested in the mission;
  • Officer salaries less than $250,000 per person; 
  • Combined officer salaries total less than 12% of annual revenue; and
  • Fundraising expenses below 12% of annual revenue.

Brightr Payments will announce its 2020 charity partners in December and begin making contributions to each partner in 2020. You can learn more at 

About Doug Mack
Last employed at the age of 17, Doug has been a serial entrepreneur ever since. He grew his first merchant service company from a one-bedroom trailer on a campground in Northern Michigan to over seven figures in annual revenue. An unwavering advocate for small business success, Doug consults with local retail and service-based businesses in the areas of marketing, management, operations, money, mindset, and sales. He has an insatiable appetite for entrepreneurship and personal growth–and never met a spreadsheet, flowchart, or dog he didn’t like. 

About Thrive
An annual event imagined by the wildly successful Cole Hatter, Thrive is the premier, must-attend event for entrepreneurs. Designed to inspire and educate, attendees love the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals while learning business basics and advanced strategies from some of the best entrepreneurial minds during this three-day “pitch-free” business conference. Past speakers include the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes, Eric Thomas, Ed Mylett, Grant Cardone, Les Brown, and many other names you know. If there were any one thing to take away from this weekend event, it’s to identify how you can grow a bigger, better business, and “Make Money Matter”.


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