Marc_Gardner_PYMNTSPayAnywhere founder and CEO Marc Gardner discussed why focus is important in an article featured on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

In the article, Gardner shared his advice for young innovators in the payments industry and also discussed how PayAnywhere approaches innovation.

"Technology is changing constantly, and it’s our job to be at the forefront, offering the best of what’s out there to merchants," Gardner said in the article. "The goal is to equip small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same tools and resources that larger companies have, and we have some of the best engineers in the business that are constantly coming up with new ways to make that possible. At the end of the day, that means providing low cost, high-tech equipment and constantly updating that equipment to stay at the cutting edge. With the payments space continually evolving, we need to make sure we’re steps ahead of the competition at all times and help our customers improve their bottom lines. PayAnywhere is a great example of this philosophy. We started a great payments service for mobile, but we’ve transitioned and adapted to include a standalone tablet because that’s where we saw both the need and the trajectory of the industry."

To read the full Q&A with Gardner, click here.