Staffing

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...

Staffing

New business owner guide to recruiting for retail positions

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

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)

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

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

Staffing

4 tips for building a great workplace culture 

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

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...

Staffing

How to manage restaurant staff effectively

An effective restaurant management system plays a key role in business success....

Guides

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

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

Clover app partners

Enhance your business through a better pay experience

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

Staffing

How small businesses use talent marketing for talent acquisition

For those growing their small business, using talent marketing as a recruitment...

Holiday

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

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

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...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant management tips: Maximizing POS system potential

In the world of restaurant management, the right tools can make all...

Inspiration

4 simple and creative ways to ask for tips at your business 

The traditional practice of tipping is adapting to changing times, economic pressures,...

Staffing

17 restaurant job descriptions for front of house

Front of house restaurant staff duties and responsibilities play a pivotal role...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to reduce restaurant turnover rate

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

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...

Staffing

How to set up a 401(k) for employees

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

Meet the Merchant

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

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

Clover partner solutions

7 signs an employee is about to quit

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

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...

Clover partner solutions

Overtime tax: How to calculate withholdings and track hours

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

Staffing

How to fire an employee: A guide for small businesses

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

Staffing

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

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

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...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Tip pooling and tip splitting: The complete guide for restaurant owners

What is tip pooling, and how does it differ from tip splitting?...

Staffing

How to create employee incentive programs for your small business

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

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...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

The 10 best non-slip restaurant work shoes for chefs and servers

Uniforms aren’t just about having the right chef’s coat or the proper...

Security

Importance of cybersecurity training for employees

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and losses from breaches can be devastating....

Staffing

5 tips for updating your tipping policy to retain employees

In today's tight labor market, it's more important than ever for restaurants...

Clover partner solutions

Get your small business ready for the end of the year with Homebase

There are three crucial things that small businesses need to stay on...

Staffing

Seasonal hiring: What to expect during the 2022 holiday season

In 2022, temp job seekers have increased and seasonal employee hiring has...

Accounting

5 best restaurant payroll software

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

Staffing

15 restaurant interview questions to ask job candidates

Here are 15 interview questions restaurant managers or owners can use to help learn...

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,...

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...

Staffing

How three small businesses are dealing with the incredible shrinking workforce

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

Clover partner solutions

Tips & strategies to recruit & retain millennial employees

It’s essential to know how to attract and retain millennial employees. If...

Accounting

How to do payroll for your small business

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Understanding the 80/20 tip rule

This article explains what the 80/20 tip rule is, why it exists,...

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...

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...

Clover partner solutions

3 ways a team management tool can boost your business

There are lots of reasons to use a team management tool like...

Staffing

Clover’s ultimate checklist for employee retention and satisfaction

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

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...

Staffing

What is a rotating schedule?

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

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...

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

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...

Staffing

9 tips for hiring in a super-tight labor market

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

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"...

Staffing

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

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

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

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 partner solutions

Speed up hiring with Indeed

Clover and Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, have teamed up to...

Staffing

Minimum wage by state

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

Covid-19

Can employers require COVID-19 vaccines?

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

Holiday

Celebrate National Fun at Work Day

No one seems to know who created it. Congress hasn’t voted on...

Customer service

Catering to last-minute shoppers while preserving your sanity

The holiday shopping season started extra early this year. This so-called “Christmas...

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...

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...

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...

Clover partner solutions

App update: Homebase

Time tracking and scheduling Homebase is synonymous with easy time management. Organize...

Covid-19

Caring for your employees during the COVID-19 crisis

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

Money management

Recession-proof your business: How to manage irregular overhead and cash flows

Recessions create massive uncertainty for business owners. Consumer spending slows when people...

Holiday

Celebrating your staff after the holiday rush

How can small businesses on a tight budget show appreciation for the...

Staffing

Boosting staff morale

In the mad rush to keep orders filled, bills paid, and customers...

Marketing

Great buzz is bringing in the customers, but derailing the customer experience

We should all be so lucky to score great buzz. That is,...

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

Walk-ins or reservations—what’s the right mix for your restaurant?

It’s one of the trickiest questions in the restaurant business: should you...

Biz ops

How to increase ticket size at your restaurant

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

Biz ops

How smart restaurants deal with rising labor costs

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

Customer service

Merchant talkback: What’s your biggest business challenge and how are you handling it?

Wondering how neighboring business get through their biggest challenges? Here’s how they’re...

Customer service

Win the waiting game: How to keep customers from leaving when tables are full – Part 1

Want your restaurant’s popularity to last? There is a right and wrong...

Start a small business

5 questions to ask before you open a salon

Chances are good that you got into the beauty business because you’re...

Staffing

How to give your team a winning pep talk to start a new day or shift

With quit rates approaching 30 percent, business owners need tactics for keeping...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

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

Holiday

Making seasonal planning events work for you

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are two marquee events that many...

Accounting

5 questions to ask: Are you ready for the next live event near you?

Small businesses don’t need to spend millions of dollars to capitalize on...

Customer service

How are minimum-wage hikes impacting your business?

Whether or not your state’s rate has already gone up, it’s smart...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Cultivate a stellar restaurant staff with these hiring and management tips

In a tight labor market, finding and keeping great employees will give...

Biz ops

5 questions to decide if your pop-up is ready for a permanent location

You’ve done your research, you’ve tested the market through pop-ups, and now...

Run your business

Are you controlling for these 10 small business risks?

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

Staffing

5 types of restaurant employee theft, and how to prevent them

Employee theft is a major problem in the restaurant industry. From unlicensed...

Customer service

How to reassure your staff when business is slow

When business is noticeably slow, employees tend to worry about their jobs....