Learn the important details about POS, payments and processing, and the payments industry.

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Social media

How to use each social media platform for your business in 2023

With the right social media strategy, small businesses can help increase brand awareness ... Read more
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Social media

How to create compelling visual content for social media that drives attention

Creating compelling visual content on social media can be a great way to ... Read more
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How to set up a business website

Are you planning on setting up a business website? We’ve got you covered ... Read more
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Bartender licensing: A guide for employers

Helping your servers and other employees get their bartending licenses can be a ... Read more
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Start a small business

The Gen Z entrepreneur’s guide to starting a business

Gen Z could be considered the most entrepreneurial generation. Here, we take a ... Read more
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How to make a schedule for employees

Proper scheduling is essential for business success. Use this guide from Clover to ... Read more
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How to write a boutique business plan

A boutique business plan won’t just help you stay organized, it’s an essential ... Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to get a Michelin Star: Criteria and best practices

For nearly a century, Michelin Stars have served as a benchmark for quality ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a retail business

Knowing how to start a retail business step by step can help aspiring ... Read more
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How to fire an employee: A guide for small businesses

Firing an employee is an unfortunate reality of doing business. There are best ... Read more
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Run your business

How to do bar inventory in 7 simple steps

Learning how to do bar inventory is important for anyone interested in running ... Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to conduct alcohol server training: A guide for restaurants and bars

Careless alcohol service can have dire consequences, but alcohol server training can help ... Read more
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How to franchise your small business

Considering expanding your restaurant, retail, or service business? Learn how to franchise your ... Read more
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The ultimate guide to pricing strategy for new businesses

When setting initial prices for products and services, most business owners choose a ... Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What to know about leasing a restaurant space

There’s a lot of thought and legwork that goes into leasing a restaurant. ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to get a small business license in Texas

Launching a business in the Lone Star state requires filing the right paperwork. ... Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a restaurant business plan

Here’s a look at how to write a restaurant business plan that can help prepare you ... Read more
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Which retail format is right for your business?

Brick-and-mortar, digital marketplace, seasonal, or pop-up? There are many different formats to consider ... Read more
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By state

How to get a small business license in California

If you're thinking about starting a small business in California, you may need ... Read more
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Your small business checklist: 25 things to do before the year ends

As we approach the end of another calendar year, here’s a list of ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in Arizona

The state even offers free resources and tips on how to start a ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in Maryland

However, if you’re looking for a brief breakdown of the steps to starting ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in North Carolina

In fact, North Carolina makes launching a business extremely easy, with helpful resources ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a summer camp business

Starting a summer camp business can be financially rewarding, with many programs seeing ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in Georgia

If you want to open a business in Georgia, use the information below ... Read more
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What tax forms do small businesses have to file?

To avoid unwanted penalties and fines, it’s important to stay on top of ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a tutoring business

Identify a client type Write a business plan Register your business Obtain applicable ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to find a business mentor

If uncertainty has been hampering your small business pursuits, consider the benefits of ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in New York

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your business in the Empire State, it’s ... Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is fine dining? Here’s a guide for creating a special restaurant experience

There’s something gratifying about providing this special experience for others — which is ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a landscaping business

Before you mow that first lawn, you’ll need a business plan to get ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in Florida

If you’re also interested in starting a venture in the Sunshine State, there ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a cleaning business

This guide explains how to start a cleaning business that you can scale ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in California

Against this backdrop, you might also have dreams of launching your small business ... Read more
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Clover Restaurant Holiday Guide 2021

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Clover Services Holiday Guide 2021

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Start a small business

How to open a bar

This article briefly covers some of the more common small business tips all ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to start a business in Texas

With no corporate or personal income taxes, Texas is one of the most ... Read more
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How to maximize visual merchandising efforts

What is visual merchandising? Visual merchandising is a type of marketing in which ... Read more
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Start a small business

What is a business license and why do you need one?

Although some entrepreneurs may dismiss the idea of getting a business license, the ... Read more
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Financial analysis components for small business

This analysis allows you to better understand: How your small business is performing ... Read more
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Start a small business

What is small business insurance? Here’s what you need to know

Although competition and other market forces may be responsible for many of these ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to find a good location for your business

If you select the wrong spot for your new venture, sales may be ... Read more

Start a small business

Guide to starting a business out of your home

This has helped some people realize that with the right idea and execution, ... Read more
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Money management

How to get a small business loan

There are many reasons why small businesses may need to take out loans, ... Read more
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How to start an eCommerce business

If you’ve ever considered starting an online store, now may be a good ... Read more
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Start a small business

How to open a business bank account

You’ll need a business bank account if you plan to: Register your business ... Read more
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How to write a marketing plan

A marketing plan outlines the actionable steps you need to take toward achieving ... Read more
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How to start an ice cream shop or truck

However, there’s a fair bit of legwork involved before you can sell that ... Read more
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How to register your small business

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you likely dream of the independence, freedom, and ... Read more
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How to start a boutique

The demand for clothing and shoes is on the rise, with global apparel ... Read more


Minimum wage by state

A minimum wage is the lowest legally allowed hourly amount that employers can ... Read more
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How to start a food truck business

Entrepreneurs who love cooking often gravitate toward opening a restaurant. However, in 2021 ... Read more
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What is an invoice?

What does “invoice” mean? Although they come in many forms, invoices are essentially ... Read more
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Gift cards

eGift cards guide: How to buy, sell, and use them

How do merchants benefit from using eGift cards? What kinds of merchants should ... Read more
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How to start a bagel shop

Below is a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop. 1. ... Read more
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What is POS (point of sale) software?

Why your business needs POS system software Many merchants often use point of ... Read more
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What is Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?

Customer relationship management (CRM) allows a business to manage and analyze contact with ... Read more
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Payments & processing

What is a POS system, how does it work, and how do I choose one?

Point-of-sale (POS) systems help businesses accept and process payments as well as manage ... Read more
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Payments & processing

POS systems vs. cash registers: How they are different & which you should choose

Cash registers have a certain nostalgia about them. They can remind us of ... Read more
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Contactless Payments

Contactless payments are a fast, more secure, and hygienic way to make purchases ... Read more
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Payments & processing

What is PCI compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance refers to the data security standards that businesses ... Read more
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Merchant Services

Whether you’re about to start using merchant services for your business for the ... Read more
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Credit Card Processing

If you’re interested in taking credit card payments for your small business but ... Read more
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COVID-19 Services Survival Guide

When your business model depends on human contact, you may be at a ... Read more
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Clover app partners

COVID-19 Retail Survival Guide

We know how hard it is out there for retailers trying to stay ... Read more
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You need e-commerce more than ever. Here’s how to do it right.

It’s one thing to create an e-commerce site. Creating a dynamic, elegant, and ... Read more
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COVID-19 Guide: The U.S. CARES Act

The Clover COVID-19 Resource Guide provides small businesses with an informational summary of the various measures ... Read more
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COVID-19 Restaurant Survival Guide

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Restaurant owners ... Read more
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How to start a small business in 9 simple steps

1. Do your research Sadly, a large number of businesses fail each year ... Read more
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What is EMV credit card processing?

Short for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, EMV card processing leverages fraud-reducing technology that ... Read more
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How to detect in-store credit card fraud

With data security breaches in the news all the time, consumers and merchants ... Read more
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How to detect and prevent Account Takeover (ATO) fraud

As more businesses move their operations online, customers are increasingly required to log ... Read more
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How to choose a merchant account provider

It’s technically possible to sustain a business on cash-based sales alone. Though at ... Read more
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What are credit card processing fees?

Any business owner that accepts credit cards can expect to pay certain fees. ... Read more
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How does tokenization work?

Tokenization is one of the most popular security measures that merchants, payment processors, and ... Read more
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Meet the Merchant

What is a payment gateway?

When accepting credit and debit cards at your brick-and-mortar store, a POS system is what ... Read more
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The 2019 guide to back-to-school planning

Back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping period of the year. Deploying smart ... Read more
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Biz ops

From food truck to storefront: The concise guide to opening your first permanent location

How do you know if, when, and how to take your show off ... Read more
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The definitive guide to handling product & inventory

Good inventory management is about much more than logistics - it’s a window ... Read more

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