Last week my exterminator came by the house to do the monthly bug spray routine. We always talk sports, kids, and whatever pest I should expect to see more of this time of year. I’ve used the same local company for seven years and the same guy for the past two years. There are no real surprises, he sprays and comes into my office with a bill and then he goes. But this past week, there was a surprise. All of the sudden, my bug guy was high tech! He whipped out an iPad and asked me if wanted my bill electronic. Did I fail to mention I live in Elizabethtown, KY? While it is the home of iPay Solutions, and only miles away from the National Gold Repository, we are still considered “small town USA”. Needless to say, I was impressed and excited to get my bill electronically. He also offered me the ability to write my check while he was there and he would snap a picture of my payment or take my credit card payment in person. I wasn’t prepared, so I said I would just pay the bill when I got it. Within seconds I got my email bill with a link to pay online with my credit card. No more writing and mailing checks and I get my points. I work in the industry and this was still very cool. In a short 15 minute encounter, I realized everything we are doing at ProfitStars is reaching past the bank/credit union consumer and being implemented at the small business. Is small business the next big business? I can see the large pizza chains allowing me to sign an electronic receipt of my credit card without paper, or allowing me to scan in my paper check, but the idea of my bug guy running his small business from his phone is amazing to me.