I wanted to pass on a resource I recently came across. I'm sure this will help some of you!
If you're one of the many micro jewelry/bead businesses who only do the occasional show, or sale of your creations - A new payment option has opened for Canadians. Some of you may have heard of Propay. It's an American company that has been getting rave reviews amongst the indie business set. Up until now, it wasn't an option for Canadians.
Propay allows you to accept Visa, Mastercard, and Amex at shows. More details can be found at their website. The fees are a little more expensive that what I'm used to seeing through beadFX - well alot, but I've never compared it for a smaller scale.
However, there is only a small annual fee, and no set up fees, plus no monthly terminal rental charges. I'll bet the very small small business only doing a few thousand a year -this works out quite well.
http://www.propay.ca for more details