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Start a small business

10 business lessons from ‘Shark Tank’ for entrepreneurs

The goal of the show is to elicit funding from these angel...

Start a small business

Nine of the most profitable small businesses to start this year

The Great Resignation has actually given birth to a large number of...

Insights

Music festivals are back! How entrepreneurs can get in on the fun and boost business

Music festivals are back, and with them, an influx of crowds ready...

Run your business

How to make a killer project cost estimate

You’ve made a strong first impression, and you’re about to land a...

Inspiration

Yes, small business owners take vacations. Here’s how they do it.

Small business owners need vacations more than anyone, yet are way less...

LGBTQ+

How small businesses can celebrate Pride Month in a genuine way

Pride Month can present an opportunity for small businesses to express their...

Staffing

How three small businesses are dealing with the incredible shrinking workforce

After the biggest disruption to the American workforce in modern history, small...

Accounting

How small businesses can analyze and improve their profit margins

As the cost of doing business fluctuates, so does your bottom line....

Insights

Small businesses are fighting a two-headed dragon: Inflation and supply chain disruption

Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption are huge forces that are dealing unprecedented...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food and beverage industry trends for 2022

The food and beverage industry is on the rebound, but continues to...

Crisis support

Three ways small businesses are helping Ukraine

The small business community has been stepping up to raise money and...

Insights

How inflation impacts businesses and ways to overcome it

This is certainly true for the average consumer; however, for small business...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover POS supports working mother entrepreneurs

For Mother’s Day, we are celebrating the amazing women who balance motherhood...

SMB

10 strengths local businesses can lean into

Small business week is here! In celebration of the many ways local...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

6 reasons Clover is a perfect POS for coffee shops

Coffee shops are fast-paced, high volume, constantly changing businesses. Having a POS...

Insights

4 ways to reduce stress for small business owners during tax season

Tax season presents a reliable source of stress for small business owners....

Insights

10 ways merchants can (and should) lower their stress levels

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, stress is at...

Resources

Top podcasts for small business owners and entrepreneurs

Tuning into a podcast is convenient, allows for multitasking, and can feel...

Insights

2022 technology trends to watch in food and beverage businesses

Forecasting food-service trends for 2022 means leaning on hard data and lessons...

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...

Run your business

2022 small business trends you should know about

Recognizing and staying ahead of small business trends will be key to...

SMB

5 things small businesses learned in 2021

As 2021 winds down, we take a look at the many challenges...

Accounting

What is the Employee Retention Credit?

The IRS provides an explanation of the Employee Retention Credit on this...

Ecommerce

Understanding the difference between e-commerce and e-business

This distinction remains intact even when you apply an “e” prefix to...

Run your business

How and why merchants need to take a vacation

It can be tough to take time off when you run a...

Clover partner solutions

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"...

Run your business

How and why your small business needs great photos

Good photography can make a huge difference in the crucial first impression...

Staffing

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

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

Meet the Merchant

How 3 Clover Merchants are taking it to the streets

In our Meet The Merchant series, we’ve met SMB owners who’ve found...

SMB

7 Small business types that will thrive post-pandemic

As the pandemic begins to wind down in the U.S., for many...

Legal

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

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is a pop-up restaurant?

How do pop-up restaurants work? How do you start one, and why...

Staffing

Minimum wage by state

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

Ecommerce

11 small business ideas for 2021

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

SMB

The 10 worst time wasters for small business owners

While you can’t create time, you can maximize this limited resource in a way...

Accounting

Small business tax deductions for 2020 / 2021

If your goal is to keep as much money as possible this...

Insights

The cashierless store trend

Some retailers may be reluctant about using the “honor system” when it...

Payments & processing

Use Google Assistant™ to make payments with your voice

To begin using Google Assistant, you only need to say, “Hey Google”...

Insights

The 6 biggest money mistakes SMBs make

Below are six of the biggest money mistakes entrepreneurs make when trying...

Clover app partners

Three questions to ask as you plan for the holidays

The surge in holiday spending makes it an ideal time of year...

Accounting

4 reasons why winning awards is important for your business

Given this flood of marketing messages, it’s simply not possible for any individual to...

Insights

March is National Credit Education Month

Clean up their finances  Fix their credit scores  Reduce their debt Why...

Insights

How different age groups prefer to pay

Although cash is convenient for smaller one-off transactions, using paper money carries...

Insights

Redesign your mental model: Forget resolutions and reshape habits

Most of us resolve to change things up in the New Year....

Inspiration

Top shows & documentaries for entrepreneurs on Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019) American Factory (2019) Succession (2018...

Insights

Pros and cons of using a credit card when traveling abroad

When traveling abroad, cash is definitely a viable option. Almost every merchant on...

Payments & processing

How soon until wallets and cash are a thing of the past?

Roughly 30 percent of Americans don’t carry any type of cash at all, and...

Insights

The pros and cons of a universal currency

There is approximately $80 trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this...

Insights

33 business resources every female entrepreneur should know

There are more women than ever breaking out on their own to...

Meet the Merchant

What online-first retailers need to know before opening a physical location

“Click-to-brick” is the new moniker circling the internet, referring to digital natives...

Accounting

The 2019 guide to back-to-school planning

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

Biz ops

How to increase ticket size at your restaurant

Any successful restaurant owner knows that, in order to thrive, they need...

Accounting

The quick & dirty guide to SEO for your small business

You need to be visible online to get more customers. That all...

Biz ops

How smart restaurants deal with rising labor costs

Hourly wages in the restaurant industry are on the rise. For merchants...

Customer service

How to make an unbeatable in-restaurant experience

Today’s consumers have more options to choose from than ever for dining...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The Most Head-Turning Things We Saw at the 2019 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Walking the halls of the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) trade show...

Biz ops

How top food trucks pick the best spots

Few businesses depend on location for their success as much as food...

Insights

Study Shows Loyalty Programs Increase Purchases by 20%

When thinking about the value proposition of a loyalty program, the benefits...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

If you’re in the restaurant business, somebody’s probably told you that most...

Insights

Merchants share their advice for work-life balance

Running a small business can be all-consuming. Being passionate about your work...

Customer service

Four smart ways you should approach your gift cards program

Gift cards are far from a last-minute gifting option. In fact, people...

Accounting

How to run a successful sales promotion

This post examines the threats and opportunities of a number of promotional...

Insights

13 must-reads for every coffee shop business

The coffee business is thriving but competitive. To stay ahead, you need...

Clover Webinars

Designing social ads for your business that really work

You probably already know that social media is a free (or low-priced)...

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating a lease renewal

Rent is one of the largest expenditures for business and can make...

Insights

Business trends & research roundup: millennial customers

What are the experts, surveys and latest research reports saying about appealing...