I have been invited to speak about transparency on a panel that the local B Corp community is sponsoring next week. I don’t know if there is such a thing as an expert on this subject, but I can tell you that I have over 25 years of experience working in an industry that has lacked transparency, honesty, integrity, and disclosure.
I didn’t always realize the degree to which this industry operated until I started Dharma, which has at it’s core, the most realistic application of integrity and transparency. We are one of the few providers that not only fully disclose the fees and costs on our website, but we even discourage small merchants from applying for a merchant account with us if they process under $10k/month in credit card sales. This is because they would financially benefit from a PayPal or Square account.
Holding merchants’ best interests in mind – even if it means referring them elsewhere – is an important aspect of our ethos. Often, these prospective merchants still wish to work with us, since they “get” that we will be fully present for them, and they want to work with a company that is being a force for good.
This is what organizations such as Conscious Capitalism, B Corp, Green Business Network, and Benefit Corporations are all about, and the movement is growing. We invite you to hop on board – it’s a great ride!
Please note: while Dharma was a Registered B Corp at the time of this posting, it no longer is.