While we don’t yet live in a cashless society, we are certainly on our way there. Credit cards heralded the beginning of the cashless revolution, with fast, secure and convenient digital payments following closely on their tails. For a small business looking to make money in store and online, the ability to accept credit card payments is essential. But how … Read More
As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More
A business’s best untapped resource for its brand is its own employees. They make up the faces that customers associate with a brand, whether negatively or positively. So, businesses should put their employees at the forefront of satisfaction efforts so they will want to become brand advocates. Build Brand Loyalty Building brand loyalty among employees isn’t an easy task and … Read More
One of the ways you can demonstrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an established small business owner is to utilize a business loan in a way that benefits your community. For example, if you are in the foodservice business and receive funding for your restaurant, it is fine to share with your lender that you are using the loan in … Read More
A “hospitality included” model is emerging and presents intriguing new option for today’s restaurateurs. Hospitality included creates a more equal pay environment for restaurant employees, while still keeping prices the same for patrons. Could this evolution have a positive impact on your restaurant’s bottom line?