Guides

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

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Guides

How to POS swap with ease (& without the headache)

Which is why many businesses can find themselves struggling with outdated or inadequate … Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to open a restaurant in Florida

With millions of visitors and billions in revenue each year, Florida, the nation’s … Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The true cost of POS systems for restaurants

How much does a restaurant POS system cost? What are hardware and software … Read more
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Guides

How to start and grow a successful home service business

The home services industry is booming. Learn the ins and outs of starting … Read more
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By state

How to open a restaurant in California

Starting a restaurant in California can be tricky, but this guide can help … Read more
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Guides

10 essential pieces of equipment salons need for opening day

Opening a thriving salon demands more than simply knowing hair design, curl patterns, … Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Finding the best suppliers for your restaurant: A simple guide

Restaurant suppliers are one of the most important components you need to run … Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food and nutrition literacy guide for health conscious restaurants

Healthy food choices are increasingly important to diners today. Learn how restaurants can … Read more
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Accounting

How much should you pay your employees? A concise guide.

Figuring out how to pay employees is a key consideration when running any … Read more
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Guides

Entrepreneurship toolkit for business owners with disabilities

For small business owners with disabilities, finding the right financial and supportive resources … Read more
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Guides

Sustainable business practices: Reduce your carbon footprint

For small business owners interested in implementing more sustainable business practices, making these … Read more
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Guides

Small business legal considerations: What business owners should know

For those starting a small business, the right legal advice can help you … Read more
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Guides

Empowering LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs: A guide to LGBTQ+ business grants and resources

LGBTQ+ initiatives recognize not only the innovation and creativity that LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs bring … Read more
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Guides

Tech essentials for building a small business startup

For those starting a small business, the right technology can help make operations … Read more
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Guides

The ultimate 2023 retail store holiday checklist

The retail holidays are right around the corner. That means retail, restaurant, and … Read more
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Guides

A concise guide to SMS marketing best practices

SMS marketing is an affordable way to connect with customers and boost your … Read more

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Guides

How to buy flowers wholesale: 5 tips for finding the right supplier

No matter if you’re just starting out or thinking of switching your wholesale … Read more
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Ecommerce

How to ship alcohol: Navigating the regulatory maze and courier options

If you’re in the liquor business or looking to get in, the projected … Read more
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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to launch your eatertainment business

Today’s consumer is hungry for experiences. They’re yearning for in-person connection with friends … Read more
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Guides

How to start and grow a floral business

Thinking of starting a floral business? Learn some tips and tricks for getting … Read more
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Guides

How to open a bookstore

This concise guide for how to open a bookstore covers business planning, market … Read more
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Guides

How to set up a 401(k) for employees

This guide outlines how to set up a 401(k) for employees, including details … Read more
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Guides

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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Ecommerce

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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Ecommerce

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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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

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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Customer service

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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Guides

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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Accounting

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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By state

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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Ecommerce

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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Accounting

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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By state

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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By state

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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By state

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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Guides

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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By state

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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Accounting

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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Guides

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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Guides

How to find a business mentor

At an impasse with your new startup? Looking for inspiration to create the … Read more
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By state

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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Customer service

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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Guides

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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By state

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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Guides

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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By state

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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Guides

How to open a bar

This article briefly covers some of the more common small business tips all … Read more
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By state

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Accounting

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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Guides

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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Guides

How to find a good location for your business

Choosing a good location for your business is one of the most important … Read more

Ecommerce

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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Covid-19

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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Ecommerce

How to start an eCommerce business

In our digital age, customers love the speed, convenience, and prices that online … Read more
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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

How to start an ice cream shop or truck

If starting an ice cream business is your dream, there are a lot … Read more
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Guides

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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Ecommerce

How to start a boutique

With the right positioning, you can help customers who want to update their … Read more

Guides

Minimum wage by state

A minimum wage is the lowest legally allowed hourly amount that employers can … Read more
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Guides

How to start a food truck business

Food trucks can be great investments for aspiring restaurateurs. Here’s how to launch … Read more
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Accounting

What is an invoice?

What does “invoice” mean? Although they come in many forms, invoices are essentially … Read more
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Ecommerce

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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Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Here’s a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop. Read to … Read more
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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

Contactless Payments

Contactless payments are a fast, more secure, and hygienic way to make purchases … Read more
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Guides

What is PCI compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance refers to the data security standards that businesses … Read more
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Guides

Merchant Services

Whether you’re about to start using merchant services for your business for the … Read more
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Guides

Credit Card Processing

If you’re interested in taking credit card payments for your small business but … Read more
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Accounting

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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Clover app partners

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

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

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Ecommerce

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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Guides

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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Guides

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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Guides

How does tokenization work?

Tokenization is one of the most popular security measures that merchants, payment processors, and … Read more
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Ecommerce

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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Clover app partners

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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Guides

The definitive guide to handling product & inventory

Good inventory management is about much more than logistics – it’s a window … Read more