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.

10 Best GPS Tracking Apps for Fleet Management

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 […]

steps to an effective safety training program

What is workplace safety training and why do you need it?

So you want to develop a workplace safety training program. Okay, you do not so much want as you are required to. Like most business owners. But you’re not the type to neglect things like employee safety. Because you know well that training for safety is the most cost-effective way to protect your most precious […]

10 Reasons you're not connecting with your deskless employees

Why You’re not Connecting with Your Deskless and Dispersed Employees

In all honesty, communicating with deskless employees has never been easy to begin with. Technology has done a lot to help but even as our work culture increasingly shifts toward mobility, teleworking, and the freelance economy,  communication challenges have also evolved, multiplied, and become very complex. Not to be over dramatic, a small business can still clear […]

How to Choose an Free Online Time Clock

8 Essential Tips for Choosing a Free Online Time Clock

“Time is money” goes the saying. Yet, contrary to what many small business owners assume, the integration of a time clock solution in your business doesn’t have to be a complex and costly project. Affordability, ease of use, and implementation speed are just a few of the reasons why web-based and mobile time clock apps […]

4 Woefully Underused, Crazy-Effective Ways to Create Employee Training Programs that Deliver

At first glance, the statistics are pretty scary. Access Perks reports that over a quarter of employees plan to look for a new job in the next year, and 15% have already started. But when you dig deeper, there’s hope for companies that are willing to invest in their most important resource – their employees. According […]

Construction Safety Products: Your Must Have List

Construction Safety Products: Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need to hear from me that construction work is dangerous – you already know it. What you might not know, is that the number of fatalities in the construction industry is the highest compared to all other industries (if you exclude motorway accidents prevalent across all fields of industry). Not only that, the death […]

Project Workflow Management Software: What is it & Which Tool is Right for You?

As your business grows, getting stuff done gets cumbersome and challenging. You become part of the statistics the Project Management Institute discovered in its 2015 study: On average, over a third of projects don’t meet their goals – the same as it was in 2012. Source: Project Management Institute   And just as Project Management […]

Employee Satisfaction Survey Templates That Still Work in 2017

Employee Satisfaction Survey Templates That Still Work in 2017

[HAMILTON] You strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied [ANGELICA] I’m sure I don’t know what you mean. You forget yourself [HAMILTON] You’re like me. I’m never satisfied [ANGELICA] Is that right? [HAMILTON] I have never been satisfied [ANGELICA] My name is Angelica Schuyler [HAMILTON] Alexander Hamilton (via Genius – From Hamilton […]