How To Fund Your New Business

The world of small business funding is much more complicated and varied than it was prior to the financial crises of the late 2000s. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, many banks stopped lending to small businesses and startups. When these banks left the scene,...

How to Support National Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts National Small Business Week each year to honor and highlight entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country. This year’s event will take place from April 29 to May 5 and features a virtual conference as...

Cybersecurity Tips For Your Point-of-Sale

Each day seems to bring new headlines about data breaches of all types of systems, including restaurant point-of-sale systems. Earlier this month, the owners of 167 Applebee’s franchise locations warned customers that its restaurants were affected by malware on the...

How To Improve Your Instagram Profile

You’re already on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Do you really need another social media property? If you’re a restaurant or a retail shop with great visuals, then, yes, it makes sense to go ahead and add one more. In this case, you’ll want to get on Instagram. Why...

How Grocery Stores Can Use Loyalty Programs

While it’s not a grocery store, Starbucks shares some characteristics of a food distributor. Customers can purchase items in bulk, they often make regular trips to their favorite location and they can use a loyalty program to qualify for free or discounted products....

How To Recruit Better Employees

There are few capital improvements that are more important than your human capital. Indeed, the employees that make up the bulk of retail and restaurant operations need to be top notch because they’re the ones interacting and helping your customers. So when...

How Kiosks Change Customer Behavior — For The Better

Wondering why so many restaurants are introducing self-service kiosks, tablets and other technology? An interesting trend has occurred over the last several years: several large entities in the food industry have introduced apps, kiosks and other self-service...
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