Guides

Home & field services

How to start and grow a successful home service business

The home services industry is booming. Learn the ins and outs of...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to open a restaurant in California

Starting a restaurant in California can be tricky, but this guide can...

Personal services

10 essential pieces of equipment salons need for opening day

Opening a thriving salon demands more than simply knowing hair design, curl...

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...

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...

Guides

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

Figuring out how to pay employees is a key consideration when running...

Resources

Entrepreneurship toolkit for business owners with disabilities

For small business owners with disabilities, finding the right financial and supportive...

Thought leadership

Sustainable business practices: Reduce your carbon footprint

For small business owners interested in implementing more sustainable business practices, making...

Legal

Small business legal considerations: What business owners should know

For those starting a small business, the right legal advice can help...

LGBTQ+

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

LGBTQ+ initiatives recognize not only the innovation and creativity that LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs...

Start a small business

Tech essentials for building a small business startup

For those starting a small business, the right technology can help make...

Holiday

The ultimate 2023 retail store holiday checklist

The retail holidays are right around the corner. That means retail, restaurant,...

Guides

A concise guide to SMS marketing best practices

SMS marketing is an affordable way to connect with customers and boost...

Professional services

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...

Guides

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

If you’re in the liquor business or looking to get in, the...

Start a small business

How to launch your eatertainment business

Today’s consumer is hungry for experiences. They’re yearning for in-person connection with...

Start a small business

How to start and grow a floral business

Thinking of starting a floral business? Learn some tips and tricks for...

Start a small business

How to open a bookstore

This concise guide for how to open a bookstore covers business planning,...

Staffing

How to set up a 401(k) for employees

This guide outlines how to set up a 401(k) for employees, including...

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...

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...

Marketing

How to set up a business website

Are you planning on setting up a business website? We’ve got you...

Guides

Bartender licensing: A guide for employers

Helping your servers and other employees get their bartending licenses can be...

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...

Staffing

How to make a schedule for employees

Proper scheduling is essential for business success. Use this guide from Clover...

Retail

How to write a boutique business plan

A boutique business plan won’t just help you stay organized, it’s an...

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...

Start a small business

How to start a retail business

Knowing how to start a retail business step by step can help...

Staffing

How to fire an employee: A guide for small businesses

Firing an employee is an unfortunate reality of doing business. There are...

Inventory

How to do bar inventory in 7 simple steps

Learning how to do bar inventory is important for anyone interested in...

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...

Guides

How to franchise your small business

Considering expanding your restaurant, retail, or service business? Learn how to franchise...

Guides

The ultimate guide to pricing strategy for new businesses

When setting initial prices for products and services, most business owners choose...

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...

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...

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...

Retail

Which retail format is right for your business?

Brick-and-mortar, digital marketplace, seasonal, or pop-up? There are many different formats to...

By state

How to get a small business license in California

If you're thinking about starting a small business in California, you may...

Guides

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...

Start a small business

How to start a business in Arizona

The state even offers free resources and tips on how to start...

Start a small business

How to start a business in Maryland

However, if you’re looking for a brief breakdown of the steps to...

Start a small business

How to start a business in North Carolina

In fact, North Carolina makes launching a business extremely easy, with helpful...

Start a small business

How to start a summer camp business

Starting a summer camp business can be financially rewarding, with many programs...

Start a small business

How to start a business in Georgia

If you want to open a business in Georgia, use the information...

Legal

What tax forms do small businesses have to file?

To avoid unwanted penalties and fines, it’s important to stay on top...

Start a small business

How to start a tutoring business

Identify a client type Write a business plan Register your business Obtain...

Start a small business

How to find a business mentor

At an impasse with your new startup? Looking for inspiration to create...

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,...

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...

Start a small business

How to start a landscaping business

Before you mow that first lawn, you’ll need a business plan to...

Start a small business

How to start a business in Florida

If you’re also interested in starting a venture in the Sunshine State,...

Start a small business

How to start a cleaning business

This guide explains how to start a cleaning business that you can...

Start a small business

How to start a business in California

Against this backdrop, you might also have dreams of launching your small...

Start a small business

How to open a bar

This article briefly covers some of the more common small business tips...

Start a small business

How to start a business in Texas

With no corporate or personal income taxes, Texas is one of the...

Strategy

How to maximize visual merchandising efforts

What is visual merchandising? Visual merchandising is a type of marketing in...

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,...

Reporting

Financial analysis components for small business

This analysis allows you to better understand: How your small business is...

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...

Start a small business

How to find a good location for your business

Choosing a good location for your business is one of the most...

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...

Money management

How to get a small business loan

There are many reasons why small businesses may need to take out...

Ecommerce

How to start an eCommerce business

In our digital age, customers love the speed, convenience, and prices that...

Start a small business

How to open a business bank account

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

Marketing

How to write a marketing plan

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

Start a small business

How to start an ice cream shop or truck

If starting an ice cream business is your dream, there are a...

Guides

How to register your small business

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

Start a small business

How to start a boutique

With the right positioning, you can help customers who want to update...

Staffing

Minimum wage by state

A minimum wage is the lowest legally allowed hourly amount that employers...

Start a small business

How to start a food truck business

Food trucks can be great investments for aspiring restaurateurs. Here’s how to...

Accounting

What is an invoice?

What does “invoice” mean? Although they come in many forms, invoices are...

Gift cards

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

How do merchants benefit from using eGift cards? What kinds of merchants...

Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Here’s a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop. Read...

Guides

What is POS (point of sale) software?

Why your business needs POS system software Many merchants often use point...

Guides

What is Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?

Customer relationship management (CRM) allows a business to manage and analyze contact...

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...

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...

Guides

Contactless Payments

Contactless payments are a fast, more secure, and hygienic way to make...

Payments & processing

What is PCI compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance refers to the data security standards that...

Guides

Merchant Services

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

Guides

Credit Card Processing

If you’re interested in taking credit card payments for your small business...

Accounting

COVID-19 Services Survival Guide

When your business model depends on human contact, you may be at...

Clover app partners

COVID-19 Retail Survival Guide

We know how hard it is out there for retailers trying to...

Ecommerce

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,...

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...

Covid-19

COVID-19 Restaurant Survival Guide

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Restaurant...

Guides

How to start a small business in 9 simple steps

1. Do your research Sadly, a large number of businesses fail each...

Guides

What is EMV credit card processing?

Short for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, EMV card processing leverages fraud-reducing technology...

Guides

How to detect in-store credit card fraud

With data security breaches in the news all the time, consumers and...

Ecommerce

How to detect and prevent Account Takeover (ATO) fraud

As more businesses move their operations online, customers are increasingly required to...

Guides

How to choose a merchant account provider

It’s technically possible to sustain a business on cash-based sales alone. Though...

Guides

What are credit card processing fees?

Any business owner that accepts credit cards can expect to pay certain...

Guides

How does tokenization work?

Tokenization is one of the most popular security measures that merchants, payment processors,...

Meet the Merchant

What is a payment gateway?

When accepting credit and debit cards at your brick-and-mortar store, a POS system is...

Accounting

The 2019 guide to back-to-school planning

Back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping period of the year. Deploying...

Guides

The definitive guide to handling product & inventory

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