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Resources for Starting a Small Business

Tips and insights to help get your business off the ground

Starting a small business can be an exciting adventure – whether you want to open a retail shop, launch a restaurant, or provide services to others. However, there are many factors to consider as you prepare to open your doors or publish your eCommerce site. We’ve put together a collection of resources needed to start a small business to help you along as you put your plan into action. Check back often for new and useful tips, tricks, and insights.

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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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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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

QSR

5 reasons Clover is a best-fit POS for food trucks

Food truck season is in full swing, and crisp autumn days are around ... Read more

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How to choose a good business partner

Hiring employees can help ease some of the burden, but you may be ... Read more

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How to find a good location for your business

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

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Guide to starting a business out of your home

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

Payments & processing

Credit card processing tips for small businesses

Below are four credit card processing tips for small business owners. Use these ... Read more

Money management

How to get a small business loan

There are many reasons why small businesses may need to take out loans, ... Read more

Ecommerce

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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How to open a business bank account

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

Staffing

1099 vs W-2: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

Employers often refer to independent contractors as "1099" and employees as "W-2" workers ... Read more

Staffing

W-2 vs. 1099: Choosing between employees and contractors

Either way, the majority of new hires will likely fit into one of ... Read more

Staffing

How to source, hire, and train employees brand-new to market

As consumers gain more confidence coming back to restaurants, many business owners are ... Read more

Marketing

How to write a marketing plan

A marketing plan outlines the actionable steps you need to take toward achieving ... Read more

Legal

Doing Business As (DBA): What it is & when to file one

There is another, simpler approach known as “doing business as.” Usually abbreviated as ... Read more

Guides

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

Guides

How to register your small business

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you likely dream of the independence, freedom, and ... Read more

Run your business

How to buy wholesale for your small business

Although the concept is simple, knowing how to buy wholesale for your small ... Read more

Run your business

Tips for how to write an employee handbook for a small business

This guide walks you through some of the essentials that should go into ... Read more

Accounting

How to finance a restaurant

What is restaurant financing? Broadly speaking, restaurant financing is the capital you secure ... Read more

FSR

What to consider when designing your restaurant floor plan

Sometimes, something as simple as a well-designed floor plan may be all you ... Read more

Ecommerce

How to start a boutique

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

Guides

How to start a food truck business

Entrepreneurs who love cooking often gravitate toward opening a restaurant. However, in 2021 ... Read more

Ecommerce

11 small business ideas for 2021

However, with COVID-19 causing so much economic uncertainty, which entrepreneurial ventures are worth ... Read more

Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Below is a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop. 1. ... Read more

Guides

What is a POS system and how do I choose one?

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

Guides

Merchant Services

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

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

Money management

4 benefits of a merchant account

As today’s consumers are increasingly using credit and debit cards to make purchases ... Read more

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

Social media

5 questions to ask before running a social media campaign

Have you tried your hand at social media marketing only to realize you ... Read more

Biz ops

5 questions to ask before you open a salon

Chances are good that you got into the beauty business because you’re creative ... Read more

FSR

Launching your restaurant right

You’ve spent months of your life, and thousands of dollars, working towards this ... Read more

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

Whether you’re opening a business for the first time, expanding out of your ... Read more

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