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Gift cards

4 must-know trends in technology, loyalty, and gift cards for small businesses

From online ordering to digital wallets, technology is influencing how we work,...

Ecommerce

How to sell jewelry online

Online jewelry sales are competitive, and it’s important to have strong strategies...

Retail

10 ways to maximize space in your small store design

Maximizing space in your small boutique can feel like a tall order....

Staffing

How to build a restaurant leadership team

Hiring a restaurant leadership team can be overwhelming, but great people are...

Clover app partners

Make restaurant inventory management easier with this 5-minute hack

There's no denying it--restaurant inventory is a pain. But this simple hack...

Home & field services

5 field service apps to boost efficiency

Short on time to research available field service apps that can help...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The true cost of POS systems for restaurants

How much does a restaurant POS system cost? What are hardware and...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Revenue streams restaurants can add to their business

Restaurants have many options when it comes to opening new revenue streams....

Home & field services

How to effectively manage employees in your landscaping business using your POS system

Want to learn more about the best landscape management software that can...

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...

Clover app partners

Why a barcode scanner is an inventory tool you can’t live without

Both efficiency and accuracy may seem impossible regarding inventory management, but a...

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How to choose a restaurant marketing agency

A digital marketing agency for restaurants can help you reach new customers...

Personal services

10 essential pieces of equipment salons need for opening day

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

Clover app partners

A guide to sales tax for food trucks

This guide to sales tax for food trucks will guide you through...

Gift cards

Best practices for gift cards

A well-run gift card program for small businesses can help them offer...

Staffing

Back of house restaurant job descriptions and duties

Restaurants depend on back-of-house team members to manage operations and prepare food...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant cleanliness: Importance of cleaning & sanitation in food industry

Why is cleaning and sanitation important in the food industry? Proper health...

Customer service

Why your business might consider adopting a concierge business model

The concierge business model is creating buzz for quality brands. Learn how...

Clover app partners

The power of financial wellness for small business employees

Unlock your small business's growth potential by prioritizing employee wellness. Discover how...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to design a restaurant recipe card–and share it

A well-designed recipe card has the power to maximize employee efficiency and...

Clover app partners

Is your business a victim of shrinkflation? Don’t pay more for shorter receipt rolls.

Businesses use shrinkflation to downsize products while keeping prices the same to...

Staffing

How to evaluate employee performance like an enterprise company

Learn how conducting employee performance evaluations like an enterprise company can help...

Ecommerce

Dropshipping: What it is & why it might be smart for your small business

Dropshipping is becoming popular among small businesses and eCommerce retailers with little...

Strategy

What you need to know about automatic gratuity laws for restaurants

To automate or not? That’s the question when it comes to tipping...

Insights

Top management skills all small business owners should have

The skills it takes to start a business aren’t always the same...

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...

Payments & processing

Transforming your home & field service business with mobile payments

When you’re considering home and field service management software for small businesses,...

Marketing

5 small business website design mistakes to avoid

Does your website suffer from the common web design mistakes that frustrate...

Staffing

New business owner guide to recruiting for retail positions

From creating strong job descriptions to asking effective retail interview questions, use...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Why your restaurant needs a self-ordering kiosk

Offering improved efficiency, reduced operational costs, and a better customer experience, self-...

Insights

Renting/leasing a commercial kitchen: What business owners need to know

Need more room for your food and beverage business? Learn how to...

Loyalty

Customer churn: Why you’re losing customers and how to win them back

Customer churn is a threat to your revenue that can creep up...

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

How to franchise a restaurant

Restaurant franchising has a number of benefits for both the franchisee and...

Clover app partners

Sales tax automation can help streamline your retail store’s financial management

Like many retailers, Jen decided to take the plunge and start her...

Personal services

8 value-added barber shop services to consider adding to your menu

Full-service barber shops offer customers a more comprehensive experience. Some barbering services...

Start a small business

The best business ideas for college students

Discover the best business ideas for college students, as well as tips...

Marketing

8 stellar marketing and advertising examples to inspire you

Looking to refresh your marketing? Take inspiration from these advertising examples from...

Clover app partners

Streamlining your business operations: Understanding paper management

Transform your business with seamless paper management. Simplify orders, automate transactions, and...

Run your business

How to delegate work to succeed as a small business owner

Delegating work to others can save you precious time and energy. Learn...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant expansion: How to expand your business to another state

Restaurant expansion can help your business become more profitable, connect with a...

Marketing

Event marketing strategies for your small business

Looking to host an event to boost your brand profile and expand...

Ecommerce

Voice shopping: What eCommerce merchants need to know

Voice shopping sounds futuristic, but it’s quickly becoming a preferred way to...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Dining excellence: How to improve restaurant operations

Learn tips for enhancing the customer experience and how to improve restaurant...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a great restaurant shift report (with an example)

Completing a daily shift report helps you share information with your team...

Ecommerce

Virtual stores and the future of eCommerce

Virtual stores utilize the latest technology, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Food that sells: Strategies for selling the most profitable restaurant menu items

Certain restaurant foods are more profitable than others, but simply knowing that...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Free bar opening and closing checklists

Bar opening and closing checklists can help streamline your bar’s daily operations...

Gift cards

Physical vs digital gift cards: Why offering both is necessary for business success

Gift cards have become a popular choice for friends, family, colleagues, and...

Retail

How to run a bookstore more efficiently with your retail POS system

From faster checkouts and integrated customer loyalty programs to powerful sales reporting...

Marketing

Understanding the principles of scarcity and urgency and how they can help drive sales

Scarcity marketing can help generate urgency around purchasing decisions. Make sure your...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant renovations: Understanding costs and budgeting for success

While restaurant renovations often require lots of time, money, and labor upfront,...

Staffing

4 tips for building a great workplace culture 

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about workplace culture. But what...

Thought leadership

Earth Day and the benefits of sustainable business practices

There are ways to celebrate Earth Day every day in your small...

Accounting

Operating expenses 101 for small businesses

Operating expenses are the costs a business incurs through its regular and...

Ecommerce

How to reduce bounce rate on your eCommerce site

Reducing bounce rate is key to converting more visitors into customers. And...

Strategy

How to pivot your business for growth

Thinking a business pivot might be necessary for your business to grow...

Security

How to increase physical security for your small business

Is your small business physically secure? With all the focus on cybersecurity,...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What are market-price menu items and why your restaurant should offer them

Market price allows restaurant owners to pass along the fluctuating costs of...

Staffing

Top 10 recruiting websites to help you find and hire restaurant staff

Need to find and hire talent for your restaurant? Check out this...

Marketing

6 Valentine’s Day promotion ideas to help boost orders and sales

Take advantage of all the tools to turn romance into revenue. Read...

Insights

9 must-know consumer trends for 2024

What will 2024 bring for restaurant owners, retailers, and service professionals? Here...

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...

Payments & processing

5 payment technology trends to watch in 2024

In 2024, customers will continue to demand more ways to pay: from...

Strategy

15 small business tips for 2024

Your customers’ needs and preferences will continue to evolve in 2024. Evolve...

Run your business

Bar management: Improving operations with your bar POS system

Bar POS systems can make it easier for your staff to deliver...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover POS supports nonprofits

In need of credit card processing for your nonprofit? Read how Clover...

Payments & processing

What is a card-not-present (CNP) transaction?

Card-not-present (CNP) transactions are on the rise as eCommerce sales continue to...

Strategy

Operational excellence: How to scale your small business

For those who own a small business, optimizing your operational processes can...

Guides

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

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

Start a small business

Salon ownership: Your guide on how to open a salon

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

Clover app partners

Enhance your business through a better pay experience

Learn 4 simple ways on how to better improve your pay experience...

Professional services

Leveraging the busy tax season to grow your finance business

For those seeking to grow their finance business, the right marketing strategies...

Security

5 ways to upgrade your small business cybersecurity for 2024 (and beyond)

A cyberattack could be devastating for your business. Educating yourself and your...

Clover app partners

What your employees need to know about inventory management

Effective inventory management is a collaborative effort that involves your entire team....

Run your business

What is a profitable business, and how can you get there?

Business profitability is the key focus for most new business owners, and...

Thought leadership

Sustainable business practices: Reduce your carbon footprint

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

Run your business

5 AI tools for small business and how to use them

New small business AI tools can take on a lot of time-consuming...

Run your business

Should you add wash and fold laundry services to your dry cleaning business?

Should you add wash and fold laundry services to your dry cleaning...

Inventory

How retailers can deal with overstock and surplus inventory

In a retailer’s perfect world, every inventory item would fly off the...

Clover partner solutions

How to improve order accuracy in your restaurant

And dine-in isn’t the only area where we’re seeing boosts. In the...

Holiday

How to motivate employees–during the holidays and year-round

As a small business owner, figuring out how to motivate employees is...

Clover app partners

Simplify business management with ABC Paper Rolls

Meet the ABC Paper Rolls app So, what exactly does ABC Paper...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

5 ways to boost bar business in Dry January and Sober October

By embracing the alcohol-free social trends of Dry January and Sober October,...

Staffing

What is a restaurant employee training manual and why do I need one?

A restaurant training manual can be a vital roadmap for your establishment’s...

Start a small business

Tech essentials for building a small business startup

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

Clover partner solutions

Understanding the basics: The 4 types of inventory for small businesses

Properly understanding the types of inventory you have, whether in your workshop...

Marketing

How to create a captivating newsletter for your business

An email newsletter can be a powerful marketing tool if done right....

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to write a catering invoice

Catering can be a challenging business. That’s why it’s more important than...

Guides

A concise guide to SMS marketing best practices

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

Clover app partners

ServicePro 911–The ultimate management tool for service companies

Whether you have a family business or a company with 10-50 employees,...

Retail

How to harness the power of shopping music for your business

Choosing the right in-store music for your business is important. It sets...

Accounting

Invoices vs receipts

No matter what industry your business resides in, invoices and receipts are...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to reduce restaurant turnover rate

High turnover in the restaurant industry is a common problem–and an expensive...

Ecommerce

How to increase average order value (AOV) for your eCommerce business or store

Average order value (AOV), the average amount spent per transaction, is an...

Run your business

Should you sell at a farmers market? (And how to get started)

Selling at a farmers market can be an enticing and profitable opportunity...

Run your business

How do barcodes work: Understanding barcodes for business

In the fast-paced world of modern businesses, barcodes have revolutionized operations across...

Start a small business

10 food truck equipment essentials every food truck needs for opening day

Launching a food truck? Get your business rolling with this checklist of...

Marketing

7 creative chalkboard sign ideas for your storefront

Your storefront’s sidewalk chalkboard is a unique opportunity to show off your...

Customer service

What is a prix fixe menu?

In the ever-evolving realm of fine dining restaurants, a prix fixe menu...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Should your restaurant switch to a no-tipping policy?

Post-pandemic, some of the big-name restaurants that started the no-tipping movement have...

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...

Clover partner solutions

What inventory reports you need (and what they are telling you)

Your retail store’s inventory is one of your most valuable assets. How...

Meet the Merchant

4 ways Clover supports beauty, health, and other personal services businesses

Beauty and personal services businesses—salons, spas, and makeup studios—are a fast-growing sector...

Marketing

How to write a great “About Us” page for your small business website

From bakeries to clothing stores, restaurants to florists, customers have more choices...

Staffing

How to set up a 401(k) for employees

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

Strategy

Ideas for seasonal businesses: How to generate revenue off season

Working on your off-season marketing strategy? The key is knowing what to...

Clover app partners

Transform your shipping process

Their shipping strategy has created a major shift in the way retailers...

Run your business

What is safety stock? The importance of retail buffer stock

In the wake of the pandemic, businesses have learned a lot about...

Run your business

Small business shipping 101

Shipping is an important part of the customer experience. The ability to...

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...

Clover app partners

Customer appointment scheduling becomes commonplace

In other instances, the phone ringer may not be heard; the call...

Meet the Merchant

5 challenges every small business owner faces (+ solutions!)

Small business owners wear many hats–from HR and marketing to accounting and...

Start a small business

How to start a retail pop-up shop–and why you need one

Whether your small business is online or brick-and-mortar, opening a retail pop-up...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover POS supports multi-location businesses

Read about the many ways that Clover has supported these multi-location businesses....

Clover partner solutions

7 signs an employee is about to quit

The Great Resignation is still going strong, and knowing the warning signs...

Clover app partners

5 essential apps for car mechanics and auto repair shops

Today’s cars are far more technologically complex than the cars most of...

Run your business

6 things to consider before opening a second location for your business

Opening a second location involves a lot of research and planning. Here...

Payments & processing

What is a card reader and how does it work?

How do credit card readers work, and why does your business need...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

3 reasons why you should offer a mocktail menu at your restaurant or bar

Have you noticed more sober-curious guests at your restaurant or bar? If...

Run your business

How to automate your business in 5 easy steps

Business automation has become more ubiquitous, and new tech like ChatGPT and...

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...

Clover partner solutions

Overtime tax: How to calculate withholdings and track hours

Did you know that your employees’ overtime hours could affect payroll taxes?...

Accounting

8 valuable apps for accountants and bookkeepers

A lot has changed in the world of accounting in the last...

Staffing

How to fire an employee: A guide for small businesses

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

Inspiration

5 ways to go green as a small business (and why you should)

As the owner of a small business, you may not have put...

Inventory

How to do bar inventory in 7 simple steps

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

Staffing

How to onboard a new employee (including new hire checklist)

Onboarding plays an important role in employee retention and is even shown...

Resources

22 free small business tools and resources

Small business tools don't have to cost a lot of money. 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...

Insights

Why shopping secondhand is growing, and how to make your thrift store stand out

Following the pandemic, the popularity of secondhand shopping has taken social media...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover helps retailers run their businesses: Reporting edition

Running a retail business can feel like more than a full-time job....

Retail

6 useful apps for boutique owners and small retail businesses

As a boutique owner or small business retailer, you know how important...

Retail

5 common sales objections and how to overcome them

Overcoming objections is a frequent challenge in retail, and addressing them is...

Marketing

Should your business have an alter ego? 5 ideas for how to make passive income

From pop-up events to game nights to hosting classes, giving your small...

Staffing

How to create employee incentive programs for your small business

Employee incentive programs come in all shapes and sizes, making it somewhat...

Meet the Merchant

How Clover helps retailers run their businesses: Inventory edition

Managing inventory for retail business owners can be a major time suck....

Money management

What is COGS? A concise guide for retail businesses

Cost of goods sold (COGS) is an essential metric for retailers, as...

Clover app partners

5 essential florist apps to help grow your flower shop business

On top of these changes, you may have faced the challenge of...

Guides

How to franchise your small business

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

Run your business

How to handle employee conflict in the workplace: 4 resolution strategies

As a small business owner, handling staff conflict may feel like a...

Payments & processing

6 ways auto repair shops can ease bookkeeping, accounting, and payments

Bookkeeping may not exactly rev your engine, but it’s a big part...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Adding QR code ordering to your Clover POS [5 benefits]

For many restaurants, QR code ordering has been a game-changer with staying...

Guides

The ultimate guide to pricing strategy for new businesses

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

Marketing

How to do email marketing for small businesses right [7 tips]

Check out our article to learn the tips, tricks, and tools you...

Reporting

How to determine and measure your restaurant KPIs

Build a better business with restaurant key performance indicators that can help...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

List of essential equipment needed to start a restaurant

This article details the back-of-house equipment needed to start a restaurant, including...

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...

Holiday

How to leverage social media for a successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday has been the local-shopping event of the season for...

Accounting

5 best restaurant payroll software

We’ve put together a list of some of the best restaurant payroll software options...

Payments & processing

Cashless, cash-only, or hybrid? Choose the best payment method for your business

The prevalence of contactless payments makes it seem as though commerce is...

Accounting

5 best restaurant accounting software

Here’s a look at some popular accounting software products, including some basic...

Inspiration

10 Taylor Swift lyrics that double as advice for entrepreneurs

Taylor Swift is a singer, a songwriter, a global sensation, and… a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant checklists for daily operations

Daily restaurant opening checklist This restaurant checklist runs through many of the tasks that should...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant terms you need to know

Restaurant workers use a well-developed and increasingly universal lingo to communicate important...

Money management

5 creative ways to save your business money

When economic times get tough, saving money can be one of the...

Marketing

The power of holiday gift guides for small business

Gift guides are a great way to increase your holiday revenue by...

Money management

How should you fund your small business? Here’s how to choose.

How should you fund your small business? There are tons of options...

Clover partner solutions

The more the merrier: How to attract more holiday shoppers to your retail store

The holiday season is the perfect time to attract and convert even...

Pet services

“Pawsitive” impact: Lessons from entrepreneurs fueling the pet-friendly business

Pets are a big business in the U.S., with Americans spending billions...

Clover partner solutions

Build a customer loyalty program–and your business–with Loyalzoo

The holidays are coming, and this year is shaping up to be...

Payments & processing

6 tips for writing an effective invoice reminder to clients

One-third of merchants say that late payments put their business at risk...

Resources

5 simple ways small business owners can invest in their own education

Education doesn’t have to be confined to school—it can be a lifelong...

Insights

5 lessons from Hulu’s ‘The Bear’ on how to run a small business

Hulu’s hit series The Bear is about a small business owner, and...

Run your business

5 things you wish you would’ve know before opening your retail store

Imagine if you already knew everything you needed to know about retail...

Resources

20+ resources every veteran small business owner should know

Are you a member of the military community looking to start or...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The power of inventory management: 3 ways restaurant owners are saving money with MarketMan

Learn how to increase profitability, lower cost of goods sold and streamline...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to make a high-performing kids’ menu for your restaurant

Learn how to build a high-performing kids’ menu that boosts sales and...

Inspiration

“Parentrepreneurs” share what it’s like having a baby and running a business

Running a small business is tough. Raising a baby is even tougher....

Payments & processing

How to make payments as easy as possible for your customers and for you

At a time of rising inflation, with recession fears looming on the...

Resources

Federal funding for small businesses: Understanding the state small business credit initiative

Today, most small businesses could all use a little extra funding. Learn...

Run your business

Why business owners should pay themselves first

While it may seem contrary to the bootstrap nature of starting your...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Apps that make back of house operations run more smoothly for restaurants

Communication is key to smooth restaurant operations and great guest experiences. These...

Insights

Green-thumbed entrepreneurs share their wisdom on growing a business

The plant business is booming, fueled by flora-loving millennials. Four entrepreneurs who...

Resources

10 blogs for small business owners to follow

Below is our collection of the best blogs for small business owners...

Clover partner solutions

4 benefits of using the BLUbeem by Brink’s app for Clover

Learn how you can digitally reconcile your cash sales and deposits with...

Staffing

Business owners share tips on hiring teens for the summer

Hiring teenagers can be a great short-term solution for your business’s season,...

Run your business

6 awesome apps for small business retailers

Local retailers pride themselves on making customers happy, but when they’re inundated...

Run your business

6 business management tools every home services business needs

Rising demand creates a mix of opportunities and challenges for home service...

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

The dining and hospitality sector is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date is...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Resources

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

Join us as we explore the many ways POS systems for food...

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...

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...

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...

Inspiration

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...

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...

Insights

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...

Start a small business

How to start a boutique

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

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...

Clover product news

Clover’s new Inventory can help your business run smoother

In an ever-changing marketplace, it's tough to balance regulatory demands with getting...

Run your business

Business resources for female small business owners

To support all women small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners, we’re sharing...

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...

Ecommerce

Auditing your restaurant’s 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...

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...

Money management

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...

Clover partner solutions

Make hiring easy with JazzHR

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

Health & beauty

10 ways to reduce anxiety for yourself and your employees

With more Americans showing signs of depression or anxiety, odds are, you...

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...

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...

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

That’s why budding entrepreneurs should take occasional breaks to recharge their batteries. Popular distractions...

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...

Payments & processing

The value of accepting credit cards for B2B transactions

There are many benefits of offering Level 2 and Level 3 credit...

Run your business

5 things you can learn from Small Business Revolution

The online reality show Small Business Revolution - Main Street takes a...

Money management

Need cash quickly? Try Clover Rapid Deposit

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

Biz ops

Business scenario: Managing your overhead costs

Managing your overhead costs can make or break your business. If your...

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Are you controlling for these 10 small business risks?

Roughly 20% of small businesses fail in their first year of operation,...

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...