The Swypit Show

Kevin Hodes

Welcome to The Swypit Show, where we take a hands-on approach with our clients AND their businesses. Starring the Founder and Owner of Swypit, Kevin Hodes, our show highlights the credit card processing industry and how you can win by utilizing a proven company, bringing over 20 years of industry experience, like Swypit! Kevin brings honesty and integrity to what he considers, the "slimy world of credit card processing." A former chef aboard luxury yachts, his craft brought him into contact with business professionals, dignitaries, and politicians, enabling him to develop "street smarts of business super highways." Swypit offers next generation electronic payment processing solutions, combined with a world-class service, price, and leading edge technology. Each episode, Kevin will share his past experiences and dealings within the industry and showcase why Swypit is YOUR company's best option. So sit back, relax, and come join us each episode for some fun and facts. Swypit isn't your typical credit card processing company and this isn't your typical credit card processing show!

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The Swypit Show - Episode 16 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Sarah Duncan)
2d ago
The Swypit Show - Episode 16 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Sarah Duncan)
We're back, baby! On the latest episode of The Swypit Show, we're pleased to welcome the Regional Director of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Sarah Duncan, for a wonderful conversation surrounding the fantastic work that Folds of Honor is doing for the family members of our fallen and wounded soldiers. Sarah shares her personal experience as a Gold Star Family, which propelled her into working for Folds of Honor in the first place. She has a wonderful story to share and we're so thrilled to have her aboard. So, what are you waiting for! Press that play button and come join us! Timecodes: 0:30 - What Swypit is all about 2:30 - Giving Dick Vitale a special gift 5:06 - The three main charities Kevin works with 7:00 - Welcoming Sarah Duncan to the show 8:05 - Sarah Duncan shares her story of losing her military father 11:30 - Sarah becoming a Folds of Honor scholarship recipient and then later working for them 13:15 - What does it mean to be a Gold Star Family? 15:30 - Memories of Sarah's father 18:50 - Everyone is compelled to work for Folds of Honor 20:20 - Sarah's first job in the working world 25:00 - How people can make a difference with Folds of Honor through donations 27:40 - The Folds of Honor documentary on Amazon 31:00 - How to apply for a Folds of Honor scholarship 34:10 - Folds scholarship recipients can also be spouses 36:14 - Where you can see the Folds of Honor documentary 39:54 - We need to appreciate our veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice 40:40 - Closing remarks Resources: (Folds of Honor Documentary) Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 16 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Sarah Duncan)
2d ago
The Swypit Show - Episode 16 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Sarah Duncan)
We're back, baby! On the latest episode of The Swypit Show, we're pleased to welcome the Regional Director of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Sarah Duncan, for a wonderful conversation surrounding the fantastic work that Folds of Honor is doing for the family members of our fallen and wounded soldiers. Sarah shares her personal experience as a Gold Star Family, which propelled her into working for Folds of Honor in the first place. She has a wonderful story to share and we're so thrilled to have her aboard. So, what are you waiting for! Press that play button and come join us! Timecodes: 0:30 - What Swypit is all about 2:30 - Giving Dick Vitale a special gift 5:06 - The three main charities Kevin works with 7:00 - Welcoming Sarah Duncan to the show 8:05 - Sarah Duncan shares her story of losing her military father 11:30 - Sarah becoming a Folds of Honor scholarship recipient and then later working for them 13:15 - What does it mean to be a Gold Star Family? 15:30 - Memories of Sarah's father 18:50 - Everyone is compelled to work for Folds of Honor 20:20 - Sarah's first job in the working world 25:00 - How people can make a difference with Folds of Honor through donations 27:40 - The Folds of Honor documentary on Amazon 31:00 - How to apply for a Folds of Honor scholarship 34:10 - Folds scholarship recipients can also be spouses 36:14 - Where you can see the Folds of Honor documentary 39:54 - We need to appreciate our veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice 40:40 - Closing remarks Resources: (Folds of Honor Documentary) Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 14 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Steven Guilfoile)
Jul 28 2022
The Swypit Show - Episode 14 (Swypit Inner Circle Spotlight: Steven Guilfoile)
Welcome back to The Swypit Show! We’ve launched our latest episode, featuring Steven Guilfoile, CEO of AffordaCare Insurance and an awesome conversation! Listen to learn his feelings about affordable insurance options for all and how his company works is striving to make this a reality. We also dive into the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners are facing in today's climate, as well as what it takes to provide a top-tier product or service to your client-base. This is an episode you won't want to miss! So, what are you waiting for? Click that play button! Timecodes: 0:30 - Kevin's recent island vacation 4:00 - The value of being within Swypit's inner circle 5:30 - Welcoming Steven Guilfoile onto the show 7:20 - What Steven envisioned his career would look like at a young age 8:50 - Steven's first job working at McDonald's 12:00 - Swapping McDonalds employee stories 16:15 - Steven making his first $1M through door-to-door sales 19:00 - You need to be doing what others aren't willing to do 21:00 - The beginning of AffordaCare Insurance 28:08 - How AffordaCare Insurance actually works 31:30 - It's okay to negotiate these days. Don't settle! 36:00 - Steven's biggest innovation at AffordaCare Insurance 39:00 - Hiring strategies for Kevin and Steven 45:00 - Unique marketing efforts help separate you from your competitors 47:00 - Closing remarks Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 12 (Don't You Want to be in the Swypit Inner Circle?)
May 17 2022
The Swypit Show - Episode 12 (Don't You Want to be in the Swypit Inner Circle?)
On the latest installment of The Swypit Show, we're exploring the wide-variety of benefits associated with being part of our inner circle! Aside from providing a top-tier service as a truly professional credit card processing service, Swypit has a vast network of employees and clients. Each of them come from a different industry and allow our inner circle to be filled with talent from all walks of life. When becoming a Swypit client and joining our inner circle, our network becomes your network! So enjoy today's episode and discover all the contacts you can gain access to when joining our inner circle. Timecodes: 0:06 - Introduction and the topic of the day 2:30 - What is the Swypit inner circle? 4:45 - We strive to make sure are clients are always taken care of 7:15 - Are other credit card processors surrounding themselves with an elite inner circle? 10:30 - An example of how Swypit fights for their clients to make them more profitable overall 13:00 - Listing clients within the Swypit inner circle 14:38 - Utilize our network of clients and further leverage this for your business 17:30 - Additional clients that you have access to within the Swypit inner circle 22:15 - We have a full point of sale available for our clients 24:00 - Closing remarks Clients Mentioned Throughout Today's Show: Andy Bush, ACE Handyman Services, Collin County: ( Crawford, Dallas North Aquarium: ( & Cecily Morgan, Owner Earnest B’s BBQ & Catering Co: ( Felker, President/CEO – Frisco Chamber of Commerce: ( Holiday, President/CEO of Glass Guru of Frisco and Sherman: ( Tomlin, Owner Sorted Out Professional Organizing Services: ( Simmons with Hard night, Good Morning Skincare and Ultimate Living Nutrition Products: ( Jacobs – QwikWash America: ( with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 8 (The Client Experience at Swypit)
Jan 12 2022
The Swypit Show - Episode 8 (The Client Experience at Swypit)
What does it look like to be a client at Swypit? This is the question we're addressing in the latest installment of The Swypit Show! Not only have Kevin and the team at Swypit have earned an incredible A+ Rating and Accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, but they've also received zero customer complaints through the BBB. When you're working with a professional and distinguished organization like Swypit, it shows. Listen as Kevin explores the countless benefits of being a Swypit client, including business connections for you and your company. There's so many benefits to unpack in this episode. So sit back, relax, and consider whether switching to Swypit is the best move for you and your business! Timecodes: 0:06 - Happy New Year from the team at Swypit 1:00 - Kevin has been in the credit card processing business for 24 years now 3:30 - What does the client experience look like at Swypit? 5:50 - "I love what I do" 8:00 - Our network of clients is vast and it pays to be a part of our family 13:45 - The various devices we provide at Swypit 15:00 - What the first meeting with Swypit looks like 21:00 - Quickbooks and the issues people experience when using it 23:00 - Working with a point-of-sale company 26:00 - Kevin's involvement in books and movies 31:00 - Jay Abraham and Kevin's relationship with him 33:50 - How to get in touch with the team at Swypit Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 7 (Who's Really Watching Your Money? Feat: Jeremy Lock)
Dec 10 2021
The Swypit Show - Episode 7 (Who's Really Watching Your Money? Feat: Jeremy Lock)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin dives into the harsh reality of working with a sub-optimal credit card processing company. The fact is that sometimes you don't even know who specifically is watching your money! Within this special episode, we also welcome on Jeremy Lock, an Air Force Veteran, Photojournalist, and Host of the Last Letters podcast, to discuss his recent work with Kevin. Together Jeremy and Kevin sat down to record an episode of Last Letters, which is a podcast that reveals the information people would leave to their loved ones, in a letter, if it was their last day on earth. Kevin and Jeremy also discuss the nature of their relationship, both personally and professionally, as well as the great work Jeremy does as a photojournalist. For more information on the Last Letters podcast, you can click the following link or search for the podcast on any of your favorite podcasting platforms! ( more information on who is really watching your money when it comes to credit card processing, watch this informative video from the Swypit team: ( - Overview on the topic of the day and our special guest 1:00 - Who is really watching your money? 3:00 - Why the big guys aren't as trustworthy as you may think 6:00 - Quickbooks isn't much better 9:15 - You need to be working with a true professional 11:45 - You're going to pay 40% more with the big guys 14:30 - Background information on Jeremy Lock 17:00 - The one-year anniversary of the Last Letters podcast 18:30 - Kevin's episode on Last Letters called "The Things That Make Us" 21:50 - A friend of Jeremy passed away and left a true last letter before he died 24:40 - Surround yourself with good people and share your advice with the world 27:15 - The little girl story on last letters and the importance of empowering today's youth 29:00 - Check out Last Letters on your favorite podcasting platform Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 5 (The Crazy Things I've Seen in the Credit Card Processing Business)
Oct 12 2021
The Swypit Show - Episode 5 (The Crazy Things I've Seen in the Credit Card Processing Business)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin welcomes the National Sales Director for Swypit, Michael Goldsmith, onto the show to discuss the crazy things they've seen throughout the credit card processing industry! From quirky calls with customers, to addressing very serious issues and providing viable solutions, Kevin and Michael have seen it all. Not only do they share the complications customers experience with their various credit card processing devices, but also the awkward conversations surrounding those moments when cards are declined. No matter the issue, Kevin and Michael have seen it before and they know the best solution to address the problem. As true professionals in this space, they bring a wealth of experience to the table and strive to offer the best service in this industry. For more information on this very topic, check out this short video from Swypit here: ( - Welcome to the show and an overview on today's topic 1:20 - Michael Goldsmith joins the show to begin conversation 3:14 - The various issues customers experience with their credit card processing device 7:00 - The internet's initial impact on the credit card processing industry 10:10 - The Alpha Key issue that customer's frequently experience 13:15 - Swypit's team is physically present and ready to assist with any problem you encounter 15:30 - What to do if a customer's card is declined by your system 22:10 - Get past the nuances of the conversation and ask for a new method of payment. It's that simple. 28:10 - Terminals and processing machines are free to our customers 29:30 - The common mistake of plugging the ethernet cable into the wrong port on the terminal 32:40 - Closing remarks and how to best get in contact with Kevin and the Swypit team Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 4 (Behind the Scenes of a $922,412 Transaction)
Sep 8 2021
The Swypit Show - Episode 4 (Behind the Scenes of a $922,412 Transaction)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin Hodes explores the inner workings of a transaction worth over $900,00! The fact of the matter is your current credit card processing company could hold you back from making the deal of a lifetime. Listen as Kevin highlights the benefits of working with an established and reputable company, like Swypit, as well as the downfalls companies can experience when working with "the other guy." The last thing a company wants is for a massive transaction to be held by their credit card processing company simply because of merchant account parameters. Take action and make sure you're working with true professionals that won't ever let this happen to you. So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening episode surrounding the importance of service and how it can impact your ability to generate revenue for your company. Timecodes: 0:05 - Welcome back to the show 1:00 - What happens when a massive transaction is held by your credit card processing company 3:15 - Discussing transactional limits with your provider 5:16 - When you get hooked up with the wrong company, you're going to find yourself in deep water 10:35 - Lesser processing companies are hiring anyone to make sales from them 12:53 - Once you're with a good company, like Swypit, you'll never have to switch again 16:10 - When you go with Swypit, you gain access to our entire network of top-tier professionals 20:38 - Business owners need to run their businesses ethically 21:30 - A sales call interrupts Kevin and the show 23:05 - At Swypit, we have your back and we're going to take care of you 24:10 - Closing remarks Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
The Swypit Show - Episode 3 (Are You Trapped in Your Credit Card Processing Agreement?)
Aug 18 2021
The Swypit Show - Episode 3 (Are You Trapped in Your Credit Card Processing Agreement?)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin sheds light on an important question business owners should be asking themselves - are you trapped in your credit card processing agreement? In every agreement, there are a multitude of factors to consider. But at the end of the day, you want to rest assured that you're working with consummate professionals and a company rich with experience in their respective space. If this doesn't sound like your relationship with your current credit card processing company, it may be time to evaluate your options and consider a switch. Listen as Kevin navigates this conversation and showcases some of the important variables you should be considering when evaluating your current agreement. Grab a pen and some paper because this episode is sure to leave you with a list of items to consider and perhaps a few questions for our team at Swypit! For additional information on this topic, feel free to check out a short video here: (Are You Trapped in Your Credit Card Processing Agreement?) Timecodes: 0:40 - Are you trapped in your current credit card processing agreement? 3:45 - What it means to be PCI compliant and why you must be compliant 6:30 - Do your research on the people you intend to do business with 9:50 - Teaser rates in the credit card processing world 11:30 - Work with professionals and ensure you're treated well 13:45 - "I'll get on a plane for my clients" 16:33 - Pay close attention to de-conversion fees 19:00 - Just pay the cancellation fee. It's worth it. Period. 21:00 - Closing remarks Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)
Episode 1 - Welcome to The Swypit Show!
Jun 15 2021
Episode 1 - Welcome to The Swypit Show!
In the inaugural episode of The Swypit Show, we introduce you to the Founder and Owner of Swypit, Kevin Hodes, who in addition to running an extremely successful credit card processing company, will serve as the host of the show! Kevin brings over two decades of industry experience to the credit card processing space. In what he considers to be a "slimy world" of credit card processing, someone needs to be there to provide a world-class service and price, while using the most innovative technologies to achieve desired results. In addition to information about Swypit as a whole, Kevin shares other stories about himself, including multiple endeavors as an Executive Producer on Emmy-Award® winning documentaries. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our first episode where we give you an inside look into the CEO of Swypit and why Swypit isn't your typical credit card processing company! Timecodes: 0:06 - Welcome to The Swypit Show! 1:00 - Why Swypit is the merchant service provider you need 5:45 - We want to do everything we can to help you be successful with your business 6:50 - Kevin's work as an Executive Producer on Emmy-Award® winning documentaries 11:44 - We're a concierge business that provides world-class service 12:30 - Why software vendors make Kevin angry and why you shouldn't get stuck with their preferred vendor 16:00 - It's time to work with a consummate professional that tells you what you need to hear 19:30 - Provide some feedback on any future topics for our show or issues to address 22:10 - Swypit's glowing record on the BBB! 24:15 - If you're not freshening up your business, you're not doing it right 25:19 - Closing remarks Connect with Kevin Hodes: (Website) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)