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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...

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How to open a restaurant in California

Starting a restaurant in California can be tricky, but this guide can...

Personal services

10 essential pieces of equipment salons need for opening day

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

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How to buy a restaurant

Buying a restaurant is one way to enter the restaurant industry at...

Staffing

New business owner guide to recruiting for retail positions

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

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How to franchise a restaurant

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

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The best business ideas for college students

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

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Restaurant expansion: How to expand your business to another state

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

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Culinary dreams: How to open a restaurant with no money

Interested in financing a restaurant startup, but low on funds? Learn how...

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...

Personal services

How to choose a POS system for your spa business

The right spa POS system can accelerate your business results with features...

Resources

10 scholarships for young entrepreneurs and business owners

Young entrepreneurs can get help with launching their business idea with financial...

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Average restaurant owner salary in 2023

Restaurant owner salary amounts can vary dramatically based on factors such as...

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15 of the most profitable small businesses to start in 2024

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

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Salon ownership: Your guide on how to open a salon

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

Resources

Entrepreneurship toolkit for business owners with disabilities

For small business owners with disabilities, finding the right financial and supportive...

Legal

Small business legal considerations: What business owners should know

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

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How to start a dry cleaning business

Dry cleaning can be a rewarding and lucrative business. Here, we walk...

LGBTQ+

Empowering LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs: A guide to LGBTQ+ business grants and resources

LGBTQ+ initiatives recognize not only the innovation and creativity that LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs...

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Tech essentials for building a small business startup

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

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The unique challenges of starting a veteran-owned business

Starting a veteran-owned business can come with its own set of challenges....

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

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

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How to start a catering business in 7 steps

Despite slow growth in the restaurant industry, it’s a good time to...

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...

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How to open a thrift store

Opening a thrift store can follow a similar process as opening a...

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How to launch your eatertainment business

Today’s consumer is hungry for experiences. They’re yearning for in-person connection with...

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How to start and grow a floral business

Thinking of starting a floral business? Learn some tips and tricks for...

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How to open a bookstore

This concise guide for how to open a bookstore covers business planning,...

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How to start a consulting business

Discover how to start a consulting business with this high-level guide that...

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10 coffee shop equipment essentials every shop needs for opening day

Are you thinking about opening a café? Include these top 10 coffee...

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The Gen Z entrepreneur’s guide to starting a business

Gen Z could be considered the most entrepreneurial generation. Here, we take...

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How to start a successful drive-thru beverage business

Drive-thru beverage businesses are booming as more and more customers are looking...

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How to start a fitness business

As wellness becomes increasingly popular, people are actively seeking new ways to...

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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...

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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...

Retail

How to write a boutique business plan

A boutique business plan won’t just help you stay organized, it’s an...

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How to open a barber shop

While barber shops have been around for a long time, the barber...

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Wondering how to start a brewery? 3 things to know

Thinking about starting your own microbrewery? It’s a fun and vibrant business...

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How to start a retail business

Knowing how to start a retail business step by step can help...

Guides

The ultimate guide to pricing strategy for new businesses

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

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What to know about leasing a restaurant space

There’s a lot of thought and legwork that goes into leasing a...

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Should you have a soft opening for your restaurant?

Before you have your grand opening, consider having a restaurant soft opening,...

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List of essential equipment needed to start a restaurant

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

By state

California business licenses and permits you may need

Not sure which California business licenses and permits are required for your...

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12 restaurant interior design ideas that can help attract business

Use these interesting and effective restaurant interior design ideas to create your brand of...

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How to get a small business license in Texas

Launching a business in the Lone Star state requires filing the right...

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How to write a restaurant business plan

Here’s a look at how to write a restaurant business plan that can help prepare...

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How much does it cost to open a restaurant?

The cost of opening a restaurant varies from business to business. Read...

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...

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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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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

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

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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,...

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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

Who knew choosing a name for your business could be so hard?...

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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...

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

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

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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

Choosing a good location for your business is one of the most...

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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

In our digital age, customers love the speed, convenience, and prices that...

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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...

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How to start an ice cream shop or truck

If starting an ice cream business is your dream, there are a...

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...

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What to consider when designing your restaurant floor plan

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

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How to start a boutique

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

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How to start a food truck business

Food trucks can be great investments for aspiring restaurateurs. Here’s how to...

Guides

How to start a bagel shop

Here’s a breakdown of key considerations when opening a bagel shop. Read...

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...

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

New to the world of credit card processing? It may seem complex,...

Social media

5 questions to ask before running a social media campaign

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

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5 questions to ask before you open a salon

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

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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...