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Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

11 types of restaurant categories & dining experiences

Before you start a new restaurant or change your existing service model,...

Retail

Which retail format is right for your business?

Brick-and-mortar, digital marketplace, seasonal, or pop-up? There are many different formats to...

By state

How to get a small business license in California

If you're thinking about starting a small business in California, you may...

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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...

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How to open a restaurant

Tips for starting a restaurant The first steps for starting a business include lots of...

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How to start a business in Arizona

The state even offers free resources and tips on how to start...

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....

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How to start a business in Maryland

However, if you’re looking for a brief breakdown of the steps to...

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How to start a business in North Carolina

In fact, North Carolina makes launching a business extremely easy, with helpful...

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10 business lessons from ‘Shark Tank’ for entrepreneurs

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

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...

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Nine of the most profitable small businesses to start this year

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

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How to start a summer camp business

Starting a summer camp business can be financially rewarding, with many programs...

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How to start a business in Georgia

If you want to open a business in Georgia, use the information...

Payments & processing

Ultimate checklist: What you need to know to start taking payments for your business

Whether you’re updating your point-of-sales or accepting payments for the first time,...

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How to open a ghost kitchen

As the world returns back to normal, a new dining trend is...

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How to start a tutoring business

Identify a client type Write a business plan Register your business Obtain...

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How to start a food stand

By contrast, food stands and trucks are mobile, allowing them to relocate...

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How to find a business mentor

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

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How to start a business in New York

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your business in the Empire State,...

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How to start a landscaping business

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

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How to start a business in Florida

If you’re also interested in starting a venture in the Sunshine State,...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Licenses and permits needed to open a restaurant

Because licenses are legally required, not having them could lead to serious...

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How to choose a name for your small business

This article explains how to come up with a business name that...

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How to start a cleaning business

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

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How to start a business in California

Against this backdrop, you might also have dreams of launching your small...

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How to open a bar

This article briefly covers some of the more common small business tips...

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How to start a business in Texas

With no corporate or personal income taxes, Texas is one of the...

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What is a business license and why do you need one?

Although some entrepreneurs may dismiss the idea of getting a business license,...

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What is small business insurance? Here’s what you need to know

Although competition and other market forces may be responsible for many of...

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...

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How to choose a good business partner

Hiring employees can help ease some of the burden, but you may...

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How to find a good location for your business

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

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Guide to starting a business out of your home

This has helped some people realize that with the right idea and...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing tips for small businesses

Below are four credit card processing tips for small business owners. Use...

Money management

How to get a small business loan

There are many reasons why small businesses may need to take out...

Ecommerce

How to start an eCommerce business

If you’ve ever considered starting an online store, now may be a...

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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"...

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...

Marketing

How to write a marketing plan

A marketing plan outlines the actionable steps you need to take toward...

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 start an ice cream shop or truck

However, there’s a fair bit of legwork involved before you can sell...

Guides

How to register your small business

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

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How to buy wholesale for your small business

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

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Tips for how to write an employee handbook for a small business

This guide walks you through some of the essentials that should go...

Accounting

How to finance a restaurant

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

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...

Ecommerce

How to start a boutique

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

Guides

How to start a food truck business

Entrepreneurs who love cooking often gravitate toward opening a restaurant. However, in...

Ecommerce

11 small business ideas for 2021

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

Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Below is a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop....

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

Merchant Services

Whether you’re about to start using merchant services for your business for...

Guides

How to start a small business in 9 simple steps

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

Money management

4 benefits of a merchant account

As today’s consumers are increasingly using credit and debit cards to make...

Guides

How to choose a merchant account provider

It’s technically possible to sustain a business on cash-based sales alone. Though...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing in 8 simple steps

Making the purchase Entering the transaction Transmitting the data Authorizing the transaction...

Social media

5 questions to ask before running a social media campaign

Have you tried your hand at social media marketing only to realize...

Biz ops

5 questions to ask before you open a salon

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Launching your restaurant right

You’ve spent months of your life, and thousands of dollars, working towards...

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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