Guides

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...

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How to start a landscaping business

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

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How to start a business in Florida

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

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How to start a cleaning business

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

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How to start a business in California

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

Holiday

Clover Restaurant Holiday Guide 2021

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Clover Retail Holiday Guide 2021

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Clover Services Holiday Guide 2021

Special delivery from Clover! Download our 2021 Holiday Guide for Service Businesses.

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How to open a bar

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

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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...

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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,...

Reporting

Financial analysis components for small business

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

If you’ve ever considered starting an online store, now may be a...

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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...

Guides

How to start an ice cream shop or truck

However, there’s a fair bit of legwork involved before you can sell...

Guides

How to register your small business

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

Ecommerce

How to start a boutique

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

Staffing

Minimum wage by state

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

Guides

How to start a food truck business

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

Accounting

What is an invoice?

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

Ecommerce

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

Customers can buy cards and send them to friends and family members...

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How to start a bagel shop

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

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What is POS (point of sale) software?

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

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What is Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?

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

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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...

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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...

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Contactless Payments

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

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What is PCI compliance?

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

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Merchant Services

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

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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...

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What is EMV credit card processing?

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

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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...

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What are credit card processing fees?

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

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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...