Fourteen years ago, not all businesses could accept card payments. Square set out to change that – inventing the first mobile card reader of its kind. This allowed businesses to take payments anywhere and keep thriving in the economy. It also completely disrupted how the financial system thinks about small businesses. With this shift, Square’s journey took off – moving far beyond its origins as a payment processor to building new tools and solutions for the future.
Today, Square is the largest business technology platform serving all kinds of businesses. The Square operating system allows business owners to sell anywhere, work more efficiently, pay employees, manage inventory, communicate with customers, book appointments, course meals, order online and so much more. These tools unlock endless possibilities and countless opportunities for any operation, from global chains to family-run corner shops.
An endless evolution
Square came to life in 2009 with a card reader for mobile devices – the first of its kind. That one opportunity helped grow Square from a single product to a whole suite for people to run every side of their businesses, including hardware, software and so much more.