Strategy

Marketing

10 small business collaboration ideas to grow sales

Small business collaborations are a great way to increase your exposure and...

Start a small business

How to start a business with no money

New businesses and services are popping up everywhere. While starting a business...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to open a restaurant in Florida

With millions of visitors and billions in revenue each year, Florida, the...

Retail

Should your florist shop offer subscriptions?

Flower subscription services are a great way for florists to boost customer...

Ecommerce

How to sell jewelry online

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

Run your business

How to choose a restaurant marketing agency

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

Customer service

Why your business might consider adopting a concierge business model

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to buy a restaurant

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

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...

Clover app partners

Run an effective stock count strategy (plus, a schedule to stick to)

Inventory counting is one of the best ways to help reduce stockouts,...

Insights

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

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

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

How to franchise a restaurant

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

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...

Marketing

8 stellar marketing and advertising examples to inspire you

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

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...

Clover app partners

Cash discount programs: Educate customers effectively with these 5 key tips

Discover how to communicate with your customers about the purpose of cash...

Ecommerce

Voice shopping: What eCommerce merchants need to know

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

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...

Clover app partners

Navigating business success through effective CRM strategies

Explore the transformative world of CRM and its role in business success....

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...

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...

Strategy

How to pivot your business for growth

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

Ecommerce

How to embrace SMART goals to maximize your eCommerce conversion rates

The article below explains what SMART goals are. It also details how...

Customer service

Why is the post-purchase customer experience important in the retail industry?

A successful sales process should require diverting some of your time and...

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...

Strategy

15 small business tips for 2024

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

Clover app partners

Navigating subscriptions in 2024: Raising customer loyalty and revenue

Discover how subscriptions redefine customer engagement in 2024. Explore the impact on...

Marketing

Low cost marketing ideas for small businesses with zero budget

No money? No problem. Use these out-of-the-box ideas for marketing your small...

Clover app partners

Simplified profitability analysis: Quickly boost your bottom line

Help improve profits by discovering which products are boosting your bottom line...

Ecommerce

Ramp up your holiday eCommerce strategy with tips from Clover merchants

Not sure if you’re doing enough for your small business to maximize...

Marketing

How to create an effective catering marketing plan

Marketing your catering business can be a unique challenge in that you...

Strategy

Operational excellence: How to scale your small business

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

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...

Staffing

How small businesses use talent marketing for talent acquisition

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

Clover app partners

What your employees need to know about inventory management

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

Clover app partners

The power of data-driven decisions

Learn how Analytics BusinessQ can help you unlock the potential of Clover...

Inventory

How retailers can deal with overstock and surplus inventory

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

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,...

Meet the Merchant

5 retail checkout counter ideas to help improve the customer experience

A well-designed cash wrap experience can do wonders for your customer's experience...

Security

How to help prevent shoplifting in retail stores

Preventing shoplifting is vital for protecting a store's assets, ensuring a positive...

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...

Personal services

7 ways to help reduce client no-shows at your service business

For a service business, client no-shows aren’t just an inconvenience, they can...

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...

Strategy

Ideas for seasonal businesses: How to generate revenue off season

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

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...

Start a small business

How to start a fitness business

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

Gift cards

How to increase gift card sales for your small business

For small businesses, selling gift cards can help boost cash flow, expand...

Start a small business

Wondering how to start a brewery? 3 things to know

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

Social media

How to create effective social media marketing content

Social media marketing can be a cost-effective way for small businesses to...

Inventory

How to do bar inventory in 7 simple steps

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

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...

Money management

What is COGS? A concise guide for retail businesses

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

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...

Money management

6 types of budgeting methods for business success

There are many budgeting methods that can help you fine-tune your numbers...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Simple restaurant kitchen layout ideas that optimize back of house operations

For those seeking simple restaurant kitchen layout ideas, considering all of your...

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...

Marketing

Find money-making restaurant marketing ideas and sales techniques

How do you attract more customers to your restaurant? By building a...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

12 restaurant interior design ideas that can help attract business

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

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...

Money management

5 creative ways to save your business money

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to create a restaurant menu

These restaurant menu design tips can help you learn how to create a restaurant menu that...

Marketing

7 tips for marketing to Generation Z

These true digital natives turned 18 in 2015, which means they have...

Run your business

Why business owners should pay themselves first

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

Strategy

How 5 entrepreneurs turn browsers into buyers at farm and artisan markets

Summer is the season of craft fairs, farmers markets, and small businesses...

Security

What are fileless attacks? [Plus: 6 prevention strategies]

As a small business owner in a hyperconnected world, you may be...

Marketing

8 ways you can attract new customers to your small business

This free guide explains how to attract customers to your small business....

Marketing

7 ideas to boost summer sales

This challenge is so common that many smaller businesses plan for it...

Insights

Small businesses are fighting a two-headed dragon: Inflation and supply chain disruption

Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption are huge forces that are dealing unprecedented...

Insights

How inflation impacts businesses and ways to overcome it

This is certainly true for the average consumer; however, for small business...

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...

Ecommerce

What is cryptocurrency and why it matters for small businesses

Day traders fascinated with Elon Musk’s wealth bought into the joke–quite literally–and...

Social media

How to find and utilize social media influencers for your business

Social Media influencers are one of the most important components you need...

Staffing

Clover’s ultimate checklist for employee retention and satisfaction

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

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...

Customer service

What is the Voice of the Customer (VoC)?

Thanks to technology, businesses now have faster and more accurate ways of...

Run your business

5 ways small businesses can prepare for the unexpected

Unexpected challenges can be costly and inconvenient for business owners. The good...

Staffing

What is a rotating schedule?

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

Clover partner solutions

How retailers can get holiday-ready now

If you're in retail, read this before you open your doors to...

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...

Start a small business

How to open a bar

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

Strategy

How to maximize visual merchandising efforts

What is visual merchandising? Visual merchandising is a type of marketing in...

Start a small business

How to choose a good business partner

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

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...

SMB

7 small business types that will thrive post-pandemic

As the pandemic begins to wind down in the U.S., for many...

Marketing

How to ask for feedback from customers

Getting feedback is hard. Just think about all the purchases you’ve made...

Marketing

How to write a marketing plan

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

What is a pop-up restaurant?

How do pop-up restaurants work? How do you start one, and why...

Customer service

Help improve customer retention with these 6 tips

What is customer retention? How do you go about fostering loyalty among...

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...

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...

Money management

Why forecasting is crucial to your business plan

What is forecasting? Forecasting is estimating your future sales and revenue, and...

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...

Clover partner solutions

Speed up hiring with Indeed

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

Run your business

How to raise your prices successfully

In some ways, the tail end of a pandemic might feel like...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

How to optimize your restaurant menu to maximize profits

Check out these tips on how to optimize your menu to maximize...

Run your business

Business resources for female small business owners

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

Ecommerce

6 reasons to start using Clover Customer Engagement now

From managing customer feedback, offering special promos, or rewarding your best customers,...

Inspiration

Top productivity hacks for small business owners

How are some small business owners able to get everything done? What is their...

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...

Accounting

4 reasons why winning awards is important for your business

Given this flood of marketing messages, it’s simply not possible for any individual to...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Using memberships and subscriptions to grow your business

There’s nothing new about membership and subscription models. The newspaper industry was...

Inspiration

Develop a growth mindset: 3 questions for small business owners

Experts agree that a growth mindset is integral to business success. But...

Insights

Redesign your mental model: Forget resolutions and reshape habits

Most of us resolve to change things up in the New Year....

Meet the Merchant

What online-first retailers need to know before opening a physical location

“Click-to-brick” is the new moniker circling the internet, referring to digital natives...

Social media

Why are customers unsubscribing/unfollowing us?

What happens when your loyal customer base stops following you? Find out...

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...

Accounting

The quick & dirty guide to SEO for your small business

You need to be visible online to get more customers. That all...

Accounting

Happy hour overhaul: Rethinking your drink special (Part 2)

Ready to upgrade your Happy Hour? We asked top-shelf industry experts to...

Accounting

Happy hour overhaul: Rethinking your drink special (Part 1)

Ready to upgrade your Happy Hour? We asked top-shelf industry experts to...

Accounting

16 ways to boost profitability on your top-selling product

Take 30 seconds and think: what is your top-selling menu item? I’m...

Biz ops

Business scenario: Managing your overhead costs

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

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...

Biz ops

How top food trucks pick the best spots

Few businesses depend on location for their success as much as food...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

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

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Launching your restaurant right

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

Biz ops

7 ways to finance small business growth

If your business is ready to grow it can be the beginning...

Biz ops

How small businesses can use “design thinking” to improve crucial processes

Big companies like Apple and AirBnB use design thinking to fuel innovation...

Accounting

How to run a successful sales promotion

This post examines the threats and opportunities of a number of promotional...

Philanthropy

Build your business by tapping into your community

Community involvement is not only personally rewarding, it can be good business...

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Restaurant business planning: How one general manager set SMART goals

One restaurant manager approached his new job with big ideas for how...

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...

Money management

Measure your business health with these 9 numbers

Is your small- to mid-sized business financially healthy? This post helps merchants...

Insights

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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

Guides

The definitive guide to handling product & inventory

Good inventory management is about much more than logistics - it’s a...

Marketing

5 growth hacks to increase profits at your quick service restaurant

Whether you’re in the business of slicing pizza, scooping ice cream, serving...

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...

Accounting

5 questions to ask to create a striking window display

The challenge: Creating a visually engaging window display that draws passersby with...

Customer service

How to reassure your staff when business is slow

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

Holiday

5 tips for getting your piece of the holiday shopping frenzy

Focus on unique quality, not steep discounts Don’t get caught up in...

Accounting

3 customer insights hidden in your Google Analytics

Step 1: Set goals Every website, and every page on your site,...

Customer service

It’s a sign: Best practices for in-store signage

So, how can you keep things flowing smoothly through your store? One...