The Small Business Huddle

A blog with expert advice, tips, and guides to help you reduce operational costs, increase productivity, and keep your employees engaged and happy.
Top 7 Work Schedule Maker Apps in 2021

Top 7 Work Schedule Maker Apps in 2021

Business owners and managers, from small business to large companies, know that the most important role in their day to day grind is creating and distributing the work schedule.  Why is the employee schedule so important? It ensures smooth operations, helps you manage employee absences, ensures a fair policy, and helps you manage overtime. And […]

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Using WhatsApp For Organizational Communication? Think Again!

In the last decade, many organizations worldwide have turned to WhatsApp as their primary internal communication tool. It’s easy to use, most people already have the app downloaded on their phone, it’s a free solution, and overall, it’s just convenient.  These reasons alone made it attractive to business owners to use the solution as their […]

Most Common Nonprofit Job Titles And How You Can Fit In

Most Common Nonprofit Job Titles And How You Can Fit In

Today everyone is familiar with the concept of crowdfunding. Lots of companies and startups seek funds in order to produce and market their products or services, then sell them for-profits, and pay back the funders ( or “backers” as most popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo call them) with either their money, shares, or special […]

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How To Deal With Absenteeism In The Workplace: A Complete Guide For 2021

There are many valid reasons for your employees to be absent at work.  Sick days, maternity leave, vacation, requested days off for family errands — all those are common, normal parts of any workplace.   Unscheduled and unsolicited absences from work, on the other hand, can squander your work environment and cause a lot of trouble […]

Overhead Garage Door Business

Top 7 Garage Door Business Software Solutions

Home service businesses might look unappealing to some office crowd, or inexperienced entrepreneurs, but that’s because they don’t know that it’s an extremely lucrative industry, which is about 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising, and IT giants like Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to dominate this space. Home service businesses, which may […]

7 Best Time Attendance Apps in 2020

7 Best Time Attendance Apps in 2021

We know there aren’t enough hours in a day but if you track hours correctly, then you’re already ahead of the competition.  And we aren’t talking about writing down hours worked on a piece of paper, going through Excel spreadsheets, or anything else that involves a manual method. Time and attendance software isn’t a new […]

Best team communication apps

12 Best Team Communication Apps in 2021

With over two-thirds of employees working remotely, large teams, and disconnected departments, keeping everyone synced is a daunting task these days, especially during all this uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic brought us. But there’s more to consider: apparently, the mind-boggling 80% of the world’s workforce today (at least) are so-called “deskless” or “mobile” employees, working […]

Home Caregiver Apps

10 Best Apps for Home Health Care Professionals In 2021

The job of home care agencies and family caregivers is extremely important, but rather challenging for a number of reasons.  Just think of it: caregivers are not really considered doctors or medical personnel, so they don’t get the same amount of money and respect for their work and often go underappreciated, but the list of […]

8 Best Apps for Construction Businesses in 2020

8 Best Apps for Construction Businesses in 2021

It doesn’t matter if you’re an independent contractor, general contractor, or anything in between, odds are you rely on a construction app for the field to keep yourself and your team organized and connected. With the construction app for the field, you are saving time and money while also engaging your workforce who isn’t sitting […]

Real Estate Apps For Agents

15 Best Apps for Real Estate Agents In 2021

According to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, the United States of America has about 2 million operating real estate licenses, so in order to compete in this market successfully, modern real estate agents have to step up their game and keep up to date with the latest marketing trends in the industry. […]

Nonprofit Volunteers

15 Top Nonprofit Apps You Should be Using in 2021

While nonprofits are designed to cater to a greater cause, at the end of the day, they’re still a business. While the motivation behind each nonprofit differs, you still need to run your organization like a “profit churning machine”.  As such, there are two aspects you need to focus your efforts on – getting donations […]

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