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Staffing

Minimum wage by state

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

SMB

11 small business ideas for 2021

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

Accounting

Small business tax deductions for 2020 / 2021

If your goal is to keep as much money as possible this...

Payments & processing

Use Google Assistant™ to make payments with your voice

To begin using Google Assistant, you only need to say, “Hey Google”...

SMB

The 6 biggest money mistakes SMBs make

Below are six of the biggest money mistakes entrepreneurs make when trying...

holiday2020

Three questions to ask as you plan for the holidays

The surge in holiday spending makes it an ideal time of year...

Marketing

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...

Money management

March is National Credit Education Month

Clean up their finances  Fix their credit scores  Reduce their debt Why...

Payments & processing

How different age groups prefer to pay

Although cash is convenient for smaller one-off transactions, using paper money carries...

Strategy

Redesign your mental model: Forget resolutions and reshape habits

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

Inspiration

10 top shows and documentaries for entrepreneurs on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube

That’s why budding entrepreneurs should take occasional breaks to recharge their batteries. Popular distractions...

Insights

Pros and cons of using a credit card when traveling abroad

When traveling abroad, cash is definitely a viable option. Almost every merchant on...

Insights

How soon until wallets and cash are a thing of the past?

Roughly 30 percent of Americans don’t carry any type of cash at all, and...

Insights

The pros and cons of a universal currency

There is approximately $80 trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this...

Insights

33 business resources every female entrepreneur should know

There are more women than ever breaking out on their own to...

Ecommerce

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...

Marketing

The 2019 guide to back-to-school planning

Back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping period of the year. Deploying...

Biz ops

How to increase ticket size at your restaurant

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

Marketing

The quick & dirty guide to SEO for your small business

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

Staffing

How smart restaurants deal with rising labor costs

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

FSR

How to make an unbeatable in-restaurant experience

Today’s consumers have more options to choose from than ever for dining...

Insights

The Most Head-Turning Things We Saw at the 2019 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Walking the halls of the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) trade show...

Strategy

How top food trucks pick the best spots

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

Loyalty

Study Shows Loyalty Programs Increase Purchases by 20%

When thinking about the value proposition of a loyalty program, the benefits...

Biz ops

5 reasons restaurants fail & how to avoid them

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

Inspiration

Merchants share their advice for work-life balance

Running a small business can be all-consuming. Being passionate about your work...

Gift cards

Four smart ways you should approach your gift cards program

Gift cards are far from a last-minute gifting option. In fact, people...

Marketing

How to run a successful sales promotion

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

Inspiration

13 must-reads for every coffee shop business

The coffee business is thriving but competitive. To stay ahead, you need...

Social media

Designing social ads for your business that really work

You probably already know that social media is a free (or low-priced)...

SMB

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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

Run your business

Business scenario: Negotiating a lease renewal

Rent is one of the largest expenditures for business and can make...

Insights

Business trends & research roundup: millennial customers

What are the experts, surveys and latest research reports saying about appealing...