Payments in the Firearms Industry with Adam Carlson of TacticalPay

It’s time to listen in to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This episode we have our first repeat guest as Scott was again joined by Adam Carlson. In addition to being the CEO of Soar Payments LLC, Adam also runs a sister business called Tactical Payments. TacticalPay focuses on helping businesses in the firearms industry, which are hard to place, find credit card processing solutions, so Adam has a lot to share on the subject!

Based in Houston Texas, Tactical Payments is a top rated credit card processing solutions provider for the firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories industry. Their extensive partnerships with 2nd Amendment friendly processors and sponsor banks, enable them to provide the most reliable credit card processing solutions in the industry, packaged in easy-to-use solutions, and backed with world-class US customer support.

Payments Industry Insights In This Epsode:

  • How Adam ended up starting TacticalPay and what it’s all about.
  • Why firearms merchants are considered high risk and “hard to place.”
  • How different gun laws between states can affect firearms businesses.
  • Some of Adam’s thoughts on business, and being an entrepreneur.
  • Plus so many more excellent insights!

Featured on the Show:

Payments Industry Spotlight: Tactical Payments

“Tactical Payments’ mission is to be the industry leader in firearms merchant services by providing an innovative suite of payment solutions, industry leading customer service, and having professional, dedicated employees that increase the financial well-being of our clients.

With 17 years of combined executive payments industry experience, Tactical Payments has grown to become a leading provider of merchant services for the firearms industry. Our customers process many types of electronic payment transactions including all major credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, stored-value, and electronic check services.

Based in Houston Texas, Tactical Payments is a top rated credit card processing solutions provider for the firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories industry. Our extensive partnerships with 2nd Amendment friendly processors and sponsor banks, enable us to provide the most reliable credit card processing solutions in the industry, packaged in easy-to-use solutions, and backed with world-class US customer support.”

Small Business Organization of the Week: TiE Global

If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner, or just working in a small business, you’ll inevitably run into challenges as you work to grow. You also could benefit greatly from connecting with others in your niche, or just having some extra guidance. With that in mind, we want to honor organizations that are bringing business owners, future business owners, and even employees from many different areas together.

That’s why every episode we recognize and award a small business organization or group of the week. We also look to PayPod listeners to give us nominations. So, if you have an organization in mind, send us a message on social media and let us know!

As for this week, we’re pleased to share that our winner is TiE Global.

“TiE Global is a nonprofit organization devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE efforts lies in its five foundational programs, – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation.

Several members have formed startups while at TiE, and are now charter members giving back to the community. TiE’s ultimate goal is to foster entrepreneurship, creating wealth for both the entrepreneur and the local communities.

Since 1992 TiE has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. And they work to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of TiE : mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. There are currently 15,000 members (including over 3000 charter members or mentors) in 61 chapters across 14 countries, so their reach is significant, making them a fantastic Small Business Organization to award.”