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.

30 Best Small Business Apps in 2019

When you’re a small business owner, you’re expected to have all the answers. Such as solving problems, communicating with employees and customers, marketing, managing finances, and the list goes on. There is no doubt you’re constantly searching for ways to increase productivity while competing with bigger companies but with little to no spare manpower. And […]

What is a Business Casual Dress Code? Tips and Examples in 2019

Business casual sounds like a pretty easy dress code to maintain when you’re starting a new job or changing fields, but unfortunately it isn’t. It can be incredibly confusing. Why is that? Well, a business casual dress code changes from company to company, from industry to industry, and in all parts of the globe. So […]

10 Most Recommended Construction Cost Estimating Software Solutions

To every business ,there’s a lifecycle. For construction companies, your business lifecycle starts with the cost estimate. As the starting point for all construction jobs, the cost estimate has a direct impact on everything that will follow. An estimate that is clear, concise, accurate (as can be), and on time will have a direct effect […]

9 Amazing Team Building Games and Exercises

All business owners know how important their employees are, without them nothing would ever get done! But just having great employees isn’t enough. You want a bonded team and team building games are a perfect solution. Maybe it sounds childish, but team building games for your employees can be both educational and enjoyable. The reward […]

12 Vendor Management Software Solutions That Will Impress Your Boss

Shopping around for business software can be overwhelming. Google search results can feel like walking down a market street bazaar. Search results act as market vendors displaying their fresh produce and shouting at you to buy here.  Therefore it can get very generic and overwhelming quickly. And when pretty much every software vendor claims to […]

Why Non-desk Companies Must Have A Chat App

President Obama called small businesses the backbone of America. And, he’s not wrong. But we want to take it a step further and say that the deskless employee is actually the backbone of America. They work out on the floor and construction sites, in restaurants and hotels, and drive trucks. They make up 75% of […]

The Best Hotel Management Software: Connecteam

Let me ask you a question, what are your goals as a hotel manager? I would assume the following definitely are: Give the best customer experience possible! Decrease operational cost as much as possible. Run your business as smooth as silk. But let’s be a little realistic, you have a ton of temporary employees and […]

How to Create and Implement an Internal Communication Strategy

Whether you’re a small or large business, you must have really good internal communication to succeed, even if your employees are all in the same building or are scattered across the United States – effective communication has a massive and direct impact on your company’s success. We know this sounds a bit hectic, but here’s […]

Are You an HR Manager? This is How To Know If Your Organization Needs an Employee App

The ability to communicate with employees simply and easily is one of the foundation stones of productive and efficient work. Organizations always try to tackle the difficulty of reaching the entire staff, synchronizing everyone and getting data from the work-field in a simple, fast and credible manner. In the last 4 years, we saw a […]

How Smart Antenna Technologies is Succeeding with Connecteam (Case Study)

For this case study, we decided to go with a different format. Instead of a detailed synopsis of how a certain business has used Connecteam to streamline their operations, we decided to opt for a more casual Q&A session. Hopefully, you’ll find it useful as you’re looking to simply your payroll and increase accuracy at […]

How El Caribeno Bakery & Deli Runs on Connecteam

Some might say that the restaurant industry is experiencing a downturn. That only 10% of restaurants make it past the three year hump (actually that’s a myth, the real number is around 41%). That online ordering from companies like Blue Apron are killing the industry. That just like other brick and mortar businesses, the food […]

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