Staffing

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...

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...

Clover partner solutions

Homebase: Required restaurant employee handbook updates for 2021

An employee handbook is a crucial tool for your business. Our friends...

Clover partner solutions

Homebase: Required retail employee handbook updates for 2021

An employee handbook is a crucial tool. Our friends at Homebase offer...

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...

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...

Accounting

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...

Security

4 ways you can improve your cyber security now

Make no mistake about it, small businesses are squarely in the crosshairs...

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...

Biz ops

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...

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: April 2019

Each month we’re pleased to bring you new ways the Clover App...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

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

Biz ops

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...

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: March 2019

Each month we’re pleased to bring you new ways the Clover App...

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...

Biz ops

Are you controlling for these 10 small business risks?

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

Clover app partners

New & notable in the Clover App Market: November 2018

Each month we’re pleased to bring you new ways the Clover App...

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....