Run your business

Biz ops

5 must-have features for your small business POS system

Today’s POS systems do so much more than simply accept payments. As...

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...

Customer service

How to respond to negative reviews

Either way, the impact is the same once those reviews are out...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to reduce food waste in restaurants

Aside from the environmental and social toll that this waste generates, throwing...

Accounting

How small businesses can analyze and improve their profit margins

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

Inspiration

Tips on scaling your business from craft brewery owners

The craft beer industry is bubbling over. To stand out as a...

Resources

The top 10 restaurant management blogs to follow

Use this guide to help find the information you need to give...

Clover partner solutions

The power of connected retail: 5 ways Clover merchants are saving time with inventory management

What does better inventory management look like? Connected Retail with real-time data...

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...

Accounting

How to do payroll for your small business

This article outlines some of the most important steps to follow when...

Clover partner solutions

How to identify and help prevent fraud in your business

For small business owners, fraud can have short- and long-term financial impacts....

Insights

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

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

Legal

What tax forms do small businesses have to file?

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

Clover partner solutions

The great equalizer: how hiring software can help small businesses outperform corporations

Learn how hiring software like JazzHR is equalizing recruiting, helping small businesses...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

6 ways coffee shops can partner with other local businesses

Coffee shops have a lot of visibility within their community since they...

Run your business

Small business shipping costs 101

Unfortunately, the bulk of these small business shipping costs fall to you,...

Resources

20+ resources every female entrepreneur should know

Each day, an estimated 1,817 new women-owned businesses are launched. These businesses...

Staffing

The difference between a W-2 and W-4 for small business owners

If you’re not sure what these two documents are, this guide explains...

Clover partner solutions

Labor shortages getting your restaurant down? Forget hiring, think technology

Are labor shortages getting your restaurant down? This technology strategy from Applova...

Payments & processing

Does your small business need Clover Virtual Terminal?

A virtual terminal is a convenient, flexible way to accept credit and...

Staffing

Clover’s ultimate checklist for employee retention and satisfaction

The Great Resignation is keeping many small business owners up at night....

Resources

Resources Every Black Business Owner Should Know

In recognition of National Black Business month, we explore the challenges many...

Start a small business

How to find a business mentor

If uncertainty has been hampering your small business pursuits, consider the benefits...

Marketing

7 ways restaurants can boost Super Bowl sales

Super Bowl Sunday is a great day for businesses to pick up...

Clover product news

5 reasons every restaurant needs Clover Online Ordering with Delivery now

Clover® Online Ordering with Delivery lets restaurants of all sizes offer customers...

Clover partner solutions

How online employment background checks from Shareable can help you hire better

Ever wish you could run an employment background check on your candidate...

Marketing

5 ways an optimized website can supercharge restaurant sales

Whether you’re struggling to DIY yourself to a strong website or paying...

Run your business

5 ways small businesses can prepare for the unexpected

Unexpected challenges can be costly and inconvenient for business owners. The good...

Run your business

6 ways coffee shops and cafes can run seasonal specials more effectively

Seasonal specials can be a great way to build your brand and...

Start a small business

How to start a landscaping business

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

Run your business

2022 small business trends you should know about

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

Run your business

8 super-easy ways to run your small business better in 2022

2022 is all about working smarter, not harder. These apps can automate...

SMB

5 things small businesses learned in 2021

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

Clover partner solutions

5 tips from Grubhub for building a successful delivery menu

Grubhub’s delivery experts share 5 tips to help you build a successful...

Staffing

What is a rotating schedule?

By contrast, other businesses adopt a rotating schedule in which each employee’s...

Holiday

15 ways to mentally prepare yourself for the holiday rush

From supply chain issues to the normal rush of the holidays, small...

Holiday

5 tips to help small businesses cover the holiday rush with less

The holiday sales rush can be a stressful and exciting time for...

Payments & processing

Offering payment plans to customers

However, this billing approach lends itself to physical items, too – whether...

Clover partner solutions

3 common small business insurance policies, made simple

Business insurance is not usually top of mind for most business owners...

Start a small business

How to start a cleaning business

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

Staffing

5 reasons Clover merchants use Time Clock by Homebase

Keeping track of employees’ hours is one of the most important responsibilities...

Clover partner solutions

How to conduct a year-end inventory count

The end of the year is often fun and games for consumers,...

Payments & processing

Meet Clover Recurring Payments

Clover’s new recurring payments is a convenient and reliable way to get...

Security

The 4 biggest cybersecurity threats and how to protect your business

If you’re used to doing business as an in-person operation, you may...

Minority-owned

5 resources every Latinx small business owner should know

As we celebrate Latinx-owned businesses, we explore 5 types of resources available...

Clover partner solutions

Common hourly payroll mistakes and how to avoid them

Making payroll mistakes is a common and costly pitfall for small businesses....

Accounting

What is paperless payroll?

A paperless payroll system does all of the above, but without 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...

Clover partner solutions

Save time with ADP’s do-it-yourself small business payroll

Now available to Clover clients: ADP’s Core payroll solution. It's ideal for...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

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

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

Start a small business

How to find a good location for your business

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

Clover partner solutions

7 burning questions you can actually answer with cloud payroll data

What is often considered a burden by business owners? Payroll. But what...

Run your business

10 easy-to-use August strategies to improve your productivity all year

The dog days of summer can offer a breather for small-business owners,...

Clover product news

Now use Clover with or without a POS device

You’ve got big dreams for your business. Clover Essentials can help you...

Staffing

9 tips for hiring in a super-tight labor market

It can be tough to hire great workers in a tight labor...

Run your business

How and why merchants need to take a vacation

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

Start a small business

How to open a business bank account

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

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...

Reporting

How to use Clover Reporting to forecast sales

Clover Reporting can organize your sales data so you can budget for...

Staffing

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

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

Run your business

6 ways Clover can help ice cream businesses

Clover’s tools for ice cream businesses allow merchants to be flexible, sell...

Legal

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

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

Clover partner solutions

Fisherman: Why Your Restaurant Needs a Website (and How to Build One Pronto)

To gain and influence web traffic, it’ is critical that your business...

Guides

How to register your small business

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

Accounting

4 reasons to select a POS system with a QuickBooks integration

What does integration entail? Are there valid reasons to integrate POS systems...

Biz ops

5 small business trends & practices that aren’t going away post-pandemic: services edition

Getting back to normal won’t mean getting back to the way things...

Run your business

How to buy wholesale for your small business

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

Crisis support

Three simple self-care habits to avoid workday burnout

What does clocking in and out even mean when you’re running your...

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...

Clover app partners

3 apps to help you focus on business growth, not paperwork

Need more hours in your day? In your personal life, you likely...

Accounting

How to finance a restaurant

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Why a Clover Flex is the perfect investment for 2021

After the market upheavals of 2020, resilience should be top of mind...

Accounting

Give your business a boost with the SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant

If you run a food and beverage business, it’s probably been a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What to consider when designing your restaurant floor plan

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

Biz ops

5 small business trends & practices that aren’t going away post-pandemic: retail edition

These trends shaped the retail industry during COVID-19 and will continue to...

Ecommerce

How to start a boutique

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

Run your business

How to raise your prices successfully

In some ways, the tail end of a pandemic might feel like...

Run your business

Connect with your customers with the Clover app

Combining the power of Clover Customer Engagement suite with the freedom of...

Run your business

Business resources for female SMB owners

To honor Women’s History Month, we’re sharing a list of resources for...

Covid-19

Can employers require COVID-19 vaccines?

Curious about regulations regarding required vaccinations for employees? We now have guidance...

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...

Accounting

Auditing your online presence

Now is an excellent time to assess your online presence and make...

Accounting

What is an invoice?

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

Run your business

Small business funding for Black women entrepreneurs

From 2007 - 2018, the number of businesses owned by African-American women...

Accounting

Access business credit scores and find funding for free with Nav

Concerned about money? The Nav app, free through your Clover dashboard, can...

Crisis support

Future-proof your business: 2021 refresh

What kinds of goods and services could you offer if your best-sellers...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to help increase restaurant sales

With slight modifications, many of the strategies that worked in the past...

Clover app partners

Guide to a Winning Job Posting Strategy: How to Find the Right Candidates

How do you ensure your job posting attracts the right candidates? Learn...

Insights

The 6 biggest money mistakes SMBs make

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

Covid-19

QR codes for restaurants: Helping your business adapt to the pandemic

This transition wasn’t immediate, since specialized equipment was previously needed to read...

Clover partner solutions

Building Your Team? Here’s What You Need to Know About Payroll

How to set up payroll As you build your team, you’ll need...

Guides

What is POS (point of sale) software?

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

Money management

Why you should refresh your tipping policies

Restaurants and bar employees depend on guest tips for their wages. In...

Clover partner solutions

Make hiring easy with JazzHR

Now, more than ever, sourcing strong candidates can be headache-inducing. JazzHR offers...

Guides

What is Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?

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

Ecommerce

Need to set up online ordering fast? Here’s how.

With Clover Online Ordering, your customers order take-out or delivery meals easily...

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...

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...

Covid-19

Caring for your employees during the COVID-19 crisis

Small businesses across the country are reeling from the devastating impact of...

Covid-19

The COVID-19 Customer Engagement toolkit

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide timely information and resources...

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...

Guides

How to start a small business in 9 simple steps

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

Accounting

How to uncover broken links on your website

One of the things Google looks at when determining where to rank...

Biz ops

How to declutter your small business operations

Decluttering: it’s not just for your kitchen cabinets. Streamline your business by...

Mobile

Mobile credit card processing for Android & iPhone

As a business owner, you can begin accepting credit cards anytime and...

Payments & processing

Electronic billing services, invoicing & online payment software

Avoid lost bills and late payments by sending digital invoices and reminders...

Minority-owned

Apple Pay for business – what will it cost me?

Apple Pay® is one of the top mobile payment and digital wallet...

Money management

Need cash quickly? Try Clover Rapid Deposit

Make your money work for you with Clover Rapid Deposit. Get your...

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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

Ecommerce

8 awesome Clover apps every coffee shop needs

Indie coffee shops can hold their own against the corporate giants with...

Guides

The definitive guide to handling product & inventory

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

Customer service

Is your cashier checkout script boosting profits?

A customer’s checkout experience is a critical point where you can boost...

Payments & processing

What small businesses should look for in a POS system

Run your business smoothly with POS system software. Clover lists key features...

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating a lease renewal

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

Customer service

5 questions to ask before discontinuing a product

Discontinuing a product without taking your customers or your sales data into...

Ecommerce

New & notable in the Clover App Market: June 2017

This summer, spend more time with your customers. New & Notable in...

Ecommerce

Five apps that’ll up your food service delivery game

With that in mind, we thought we’d share five of the most...

Money management

How to get quick cash for your small business

In contrast, small banks and credit unions are friendlier to small business...

Customer service

It’s a sign: Best practices for in-store signage

So, how can you keep things flowing smoothly through your store? One...