Managing a Business/Errand Service

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"Hello,

I am unemployed and I would like to start an errand service for the elderly and disabled people. I do not have the funds to purchase a portable credit card terminal so, for now I would have to accept cash. I would like to collect the fee for my service and the amount owed for services/products that they needed(groceries, dry cleaning, etc.)when I return. However, I don't know many people who have that much cash in their home, especially the elderly. My question is, do you have any ideas of how I can receive what is owed to me in a way that I don't get cheated?

Thank You,
Lynnsie"

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Lynnsie:

There are many systems that connect to a cell phone here is one  
https://www.propay.com/products-services/accept-payments/jak-card-reader/
You can also go to your local bank and they will give you different options for excepting payment but I have found the cell app the easiest.

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