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How and why your small business needs great photos

Good photography can make a huge difference in the crucial first impression...

SMB

7 Small business types that will thrive post-pandemic

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

Payments & processing

Now you can accept PayPal and Venmo in-store via your Clover device!

We’re excited to work with Paypal and Venmo to give merchants a...

Meet the Merchant

Celebrating MTM merchants for National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month! In our Meet The Merchant series,...

Run your business

6 ways Clover can help ice cream businesses

Clover’s tools for ice cream businesses allow merchants to be flexible, sell...

Start a small business

How to start an ice cream shop or truck

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

Legal

How to register your small business

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

Thought leaders

COVID Impact on Industry: Services

We review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the services sector.

Meet the Merchant

Support small businesses while celebrating Dads & Grads

It’s June, which means it’s almost Father’s Day (June 20! Don’t forget!)....

Covid-19

COVID Impact on Industry: Retail

We look at the effect the pandemic has had on the retail...

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...

Staffing

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

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

Run your business

3 apps to help you focus on business growth, not paperwork

Need more hours in your day? In your personal life, you likely...

holidays

Support small businesses this Mother’s Day

In our Meet The Merchant series, we’ve spoken with a number of...

Loyalty

Small business loyalty programs turn customers into creatures of habit

Clover recently spoke with partner Loyalzoo about how the loyalty industry is...

Crisis support

Give your business a boost with the SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant

If you run a food and beverage business, it’s probably been a...

Covid-19

COVID Impact on Industry: Food & Beverage

We look at the effect the pandemic has had on the food...

Start a small business

How to start a boutique

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

Run your business

How to raise your prices successfully

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

Run your business

How to optimize your restaurant menu to maximize profits

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

Run your business

Connect with your customers with the Clover app

Combining the power of Clover Customer Engagement suite with the freedom of...

Covid-19

COVID Impact on Industry: Lodging & Recreation

How hard has the pandemic hit the lodging & recreation sectors? Read...

Start a small business

How to start a food truck business

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

Thought leaders

International Women’s Day

We're proud to recognize International Women's Day. Learn about the challenges women...

Start a small business

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...

Run your business

Auditing your online presence

Now is an excellent time to assess your online presence and make...

FSR

Why these restaurants have thrived despite the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has forced businesses to rethink all aspects of their operations,...

Clover News

Clover at the 2021 NASCAR Daytona 500

Clover is proud to sponsor the No. 42 car in the 2021...

Covid-19

COVID Impact on Industry: Travel & Tourism

We look at the pandemic's impact on travel & tourism, one of...

Start a small business

How to start a bagel shop

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

Crisis support

What the new COVID-19 relief bill means for Black and minority-owned business

It is estimated that the majority of small businesses owned by people...

Crisis support

Future-proof your business: 2021 refresh

What kinds of goods and services could you offer if your best-sellers...

Crisis support

2021 COVID-19 Relief Bill: A summary for small businesses

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) was...

Crisis support

New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans: How to qualify and apply

It’s a new year, and there are new opportunities for federal grants...

Holiday

Celebrate National Fun at Work Day

No one seems to know who created it. Congress hasn’t voted on...

Covid-19

What the COVID-19 Vaccine Means for Small Businesses

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived. What does this mean for small businesses?

Inspiration

Top productivity hacks for small business owners

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

Marketing

Why you should Google My Business

With the holidays right around the corner, now’s the time to make...

Philanthropy

The importance of Giving Tuesday for small business

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people to take a...

Inspiration

7 habits of successful small business owners

Even still, many entrepreneurs manage to bring order to their workdays by...

Gift cards

How to accept gift cards for small business

There are many benefits of accepting gift cards. Here are just a...

SMB

American Express: The community impact of shopping small

On Small Business Saturday, it's good to reconnect with the ideals behind...

SMB

The 6 biggest money mistakes SMBs make

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

Ecommerce

American Express: Plan now for successful online holiday sales

Small businesses often depend on holiday sales to stay afloat. Especially in...

holiday2020

Three questions to ask as you plan for the holidays

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

Payments & processing

What is POS (point of sale) software?

Why your business needs POS system software Many merchants often use point...

holiday2020

Holiday promotions that won’t break the bank

Smart and effective marketing starts with a strategy. Before planning out any...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Brooklyn Tea

Brooklyn Tea brings specialty tea to Bed-Stuy—and the world Jamila McGill and...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Brown Butter

Brown Butter reinvents the Brooklyn café scene When Myriam decided to open...

Back2Business

Spotlight on Daddy Greens

Daddy Greens keeps the green in Brooklyn When Frank visited Daddy Greens...

holiday2020

How to make the 2020 Holiday Calendar work for you

Due to social distancing measures, Halloween is expected to be much more...

SMB

10 ways to reduce anxiety for yourself and your employees

With more Americans showing signs of depression or anxiety, odds are, you...

holiday2020

What does Amazon Prime Day 2020 mean for your small business?

When is Prime Day 2020? Amazon has announced that Prime Day will...

holiday2020

Clover Restaurant Holiday Guide 2020

Holiday season 2020 will look very different from years past because of...

holiday2020

Clover Retail Holiday Guide 2020

Holiday season 2020 has been irrevocably altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and...

holiday2020

Clover Services Holiday Guide 2020

The 2020 holiday season is not business as usual—it’ll be a holiday...

Minority-owned

Hispanic Heritage Month: what it means and why it’s important

The number of Latino-owned businesses is growing, as is their importance to...

Back2Business

Getting Back2Business: grants for minority-owned businesses

The Back2Business program is a multi-tiered initiative meant to strengthen small businesses...

Crisis support

American Express: How COVID is shaping the small business community

Our friends at the American Express Business Class blog write about the...

Run your business

Using memberships and subscriptions to grow your business

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

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Supporting Black Business this August is more important than ever. Here’s why.

National Black Business month was launched in 2004 by historian John William...

Payments & processing

BluePay is now Clover

BluePay, a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for North American merchants,...

SMB

American Express: The community impact of shopping small

Today more than ever, how and where we shop makes a direct...

Guides

POS systems vs. cash registers: How they are different & which you should choose

Cash registers have a certain nostalgia about them. They can remind us...

Guides

What is PCI compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance refers to the data security standards that...

Guides

Credit Card Processing

If you’re interested in taking credit card payments for your small business...

Money management

Clover Rapid Deposit: Get your money instantly at no cost

We at Clover want to help support our merchants as best as...

Covid-19

The COVID-19 Customer Engagement toolkit

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide timely information and resources...

Covid-19

Keeping your sales safe & sanitary

In the midst of the COVID-19 emergency, we discuss three areas of...

SMB

Redesign your mental model: 3 questions small business owners should ask themselves every day

There’s no getting around it. It’s tough to run a small business,...

Accounting

12 ways business owners can save on taxes

Though tax season may not be your favorite time of year, how...

Mobile

4 tips for mobile credit card processing at trade show events

There are multiple reasons why any business owner would exhibit at a...

Payments & processing

Payment gateway vs. payment processor: What is the difference?

Let’s start here: There are four parties involved with every credit card...

Start a small business

How to start a small business in 9 simple steps

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

Payments & processing

4 benefits of a merchant account

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

Marketing

How to uncover broken links on your website

One of the things Google looks at when determining where to rank...

Marketing

10 free & easy ways to drive traffic to your website

Want to know how to drive traffic to your website? Keep reading...

Biz ops

How to declutter your small business operations

Decluttering: it’s not just for your kitchen cabinets. Streamline your business by...

Payments & processing

Electronic billing services, invoicing & online payment software

Avoid lost bills and late payments by sending digital invoices and reminders...

Payments & processing

Accept payments with secure wireless credit card processing

Wireless payment processing technologies continue to evolve and take the worry out...

Payments & processing

Understanding your credit card machine options

No matter what type of business you operate, there are a variety...

Payments & processing

Virtual credit card machine for online efficiency

A virtual terminal enables you to manually enter, swipe, or dip credit...

Payments & processing

Expand your sales opportunities with debit card processing

Debit card payments are growing in popularity for consumer purchases and have...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing in 8 simple steps

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

Payments & processing

What Is PIN on Glass technology?

As a brick-and-mortar retailer, it doesn’t take much to begin accepting credit...

Ecommerce

Payment gateway vs. shopping cart

If you are building an online presence to sell your goods or...

Ecommerce

Payment gateway vs. virtual terminal

We hear it all the time: “Payment gateway vs. virtual terminal…what’s the...

Payments & processing

Merchant account vs. payment gateway: what’s the difference?

A merchant account is a type of bank account that lets your...

Payments & processing

What is OptBlue by American Express®?

When businesses decide to accept credit cards, they typically sign up for...

Payments & processing

Is MOTO credit card processing obsolete?

The convenience of today’s online services has many consumers wondering what they...

Payments & processing

Why do so many businesses still use paper checks?

All across the country, paper checks are on the decline. Back in...

Staffing

Celebrating your staff after the holiday rush

How can small businesses on a tight budget show appreciation for the...

Payments & processing

Why can’t my business accept ACH payments?

As a business owner, your goal is to find convenient, time-saving, and...

Staffing

Boosting staff morale

In the mad rush to keep orders filled, bills paid, and customers...

Social media

5 questions to ask before running a social media campaign

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

Security

Improving cybersecurity

While big companies have teams to help them recover, 60% of merchants...

Clover comms

Announcing the winners of the 2019 CloverAchievers contest!

We’re proud to announce the winners of our 2019 CloverAchievers competition! CloverAchievers...

Marketing

How to launch a subscription-based service for your small business

Creating a subscription option for your business can be a great way...

Social media

Why are customers unsubscribing/unfollowing us?

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

Biz ops

How to increase ticket size at your restaurant

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

SMB

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...

Clover comms

Announcing the CloverAchievers contest!

In conjunction with National Small Business Week, First Data and Clover have...

Payments & processing

Should your business go cashless? Pros & Cons

Going cashless is not a decision an owner should take lightly. Here...

Social media

How to leverage the power of micro-influencers to increase sales

If you’re just starting out, we’re here to guide you on one...

Accounting

6 Tax Day GIFs for small businesses

Tax season is tough, but Clover is here to make it a...

Strategy

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

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

Money management

13 must-read money management tips for small businesses

Cash flow may sound simple—just make more money than you spend—but for...

Staffing

How are minimum-wage hikes impacting your business?

Whether or not your state’s rate has already gone up, it’s smart...

Philanthropy

Build your business by tapping into your community

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

Money management

Smart cash management tips for small businesses

What’s one of the top reasons 20% of small businesses fail in...

Marketing

CRM for small businesses

Is your customer service spot on every time? Do you follow up...

Crisis support

Are you controlling for these 10 small business risks?

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

SMB

Business scenario: Negotiating your first store lease

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

Enterprise behavior

The concise guide to increasing productivity

Busy-ness is not the same as productivity, and often, one can suffer...

Staffing

5 types of restaurant employee theft, and how to prevent them

Employee theft is a major problem in the restaurant industry. From unlicensed...

Product News

4 reasons you should list your business with Apple Maps

If you run a small business, one of the most important jobs...

SMB

What small businesses should look for in a POS system

Run your business smoothly with POS system software. Clover lists key features...

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Business scenario: Negotiating a lease renewal

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

Marketing

5 questions to ask to create a striking window display

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

Insights

Business trends & research roundup: millennial customers

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

Money management

How to get quick cash for your small business

In contrast, small banks and credit unions are friendlier to small business...

Security

Data breaches: How safe is your business? (Part I)

The headlines are increasingly filled with data breaches at some of the...

Security

Protect yourself: PCI, EMV, and You

This post will give you a quick glimpse into what you need...