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.

Compliant Time Tracking: Getting It Right with Time Clocks

In a time when machines are learning and data is big, you need to finally trade in the pen-and-paper timesheet for a smart time tracking software solution. Actually, many businesses, just like yours, are making the shift, and where there is demand there is usually supply. Ranging from mobile apps to portable biometric systems with payroll […]

Google Home Service Ads: All You Need to Know

That moment when you’re most receptive to direct advertising messages is called a “micro-moment”. A micro-moment can be a cheerful cause for a selfie, and it can also be the unpleasantness of a clogged toilet or that moment when you’re stuck on the freeway shoulder in an overheated car 10 miles from anywhere. Google cares […]

Unified Communications: The Super Fun Ultimate Guide

Close your eyes. Really, just do it. Now, imagine a world where voicemail messages from clients automatically appeared in your chat app as messages then automatically analyzed and converted into a task under the client’s account in your CRM. Then, instead of assigning the task and creating workflows for your team, relevant team members receive an […]

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 with search results acting as market vendors displaying their fresh produce and shouting at you to buy here.  It can get very generic and overwhelming quickly and when pretty much every software vendor claims to […]

How to Save Yourself from Social Media Disaster with an Employee App

Social media fails come in all shapes and sizes. From tiny little embarrassments (that you can actually “ride” on to create conversation), to brand-killing disasters that can, potentially, damage your reputation and business beyond repair. There are still businesses out there that fear social media, hoping that if they ignore it, it’ll go away and […]

3 Ways Training Reduces Your Workplace Risk

3 Ways Training Reduces Your Workplace Risk

Every small business has risks. That’s true whether your job puts you 30 stories in the air or keeps you at a desk for most of the day. Luckily, you can put systems in place to reduce your exposures, and your employee training program is the perfect place to start. Employee training is your chance […]

Top 10 Creative Ways to Use Your Spare Property Space

Got space?! A building basement hosting mostly dust and old crap? An event hall no one is renting out? With just a bit of creativity, you can turn any of those into cool property features. The kind of features that attract millennial renters willing to pay extra for innovative perks and amenities. When looking for […]

10 Best GPS Tracking Apps for Fleet Management in 2017

Is GPS tracking right for you and your fleet? The short answer is yes! No matter the size of your fleet, you can save time and money using a fleet management system. Let’s go over some of the top tracking solutions! Our Top 10 Fleet Management GPS Tracking Applications 1. US Fleet Tracking Founded in 2005, US […]

How to Achieve Business Growth by Improving Compliance & Time Management: The Canada Restoration Services Case Study

How to Achieve Business Growth by Improving Compliance & Time Management: The Canada Restoration Services Case Study

Putty, nails, hammers, wood, glue, sheet metal. When it comes to home and office restoration the tools of the trade are well established; or at least they were. Until recently, to be considered a professional, and run a successful business, you simply needed to be good at using them. But, times they are a-changin’. Nowadays, […]

Connecteam Wins Great User Experience Award from Finances Online

It’s always great to be recognised for your achievements and our team definitely prides itself on creating an employee app that is easy to use and quick to implement into any sized business. That’s why we were so excited when Finances Online awarded us with the Great User Experience and Rising Star awards for 2017 […]

how to master internal communications think of it as your internal facebook

How to Master Internal Communications? Think of It as Your Internal Facebook

Millennials spend six hours on social media every week – and Generation X spend seven! Facebook alone has 1.86 billion users and ¾ of them log in daily to see, “like,” comment, and share photos of their friends and trending news. 62% of American adults get news from social media – 44% get it from Facebook […]