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 14 Online Rostering Software Solutions in 2021

Top 14 Online Rostering Software Solutions in 2021

Let’s get right to it – manual rostering is costing your company. And we aren’t just talking about the Benjamins.  Manual rostering leads to low ROI 14 hours a week are wasted creating a manual roster Employees don’t have real-time visibility into their roster which leads to low productivity and a disengaged workforce  Overstaffing and […]

Top 9 Staff Scheduling Software Tools in 2021

As a business owner, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done – from payroll to providing the best customer service to engaging employees to checking inventory and the list just goes on. And let’s not forget about the never-ending pile of timetables, schedules, availability calendars, and employee requests — that’s […]

11 Best Employee Time Tracking Apps for Small Businesses in 2021

11 Best Employee Time Tracking Apps for Small Businesses in 2021

Do your employees hand in timesheets done in pen and paper? Or do they enter hours into a spreadsheet that gets sent to you at the end of the month? Or maybe you still use a dinosaur of a punch card system?  Are you 110% sure that your employees are being honest and truthful? Is […]

An In-Depth Guide on Time Theft: Why & How it Happens, The Cost & How to Prevent It

An In-Depth Guide on Time Theft: Why & How it Happens, The Cost & How to Prevent It

Managers often brainstorm how they can make better use of their employees’ working hours. But, more often than not, this is easier said than done. Poor planning, too much downtime, inefficient time tracking, and time theft are far too common.  In fact, one of the biggest challenges of optimizing employee time all boils down to […]

11 Internal Communication Problems & Their Solutions: A Full Guide

11 Internal Communication Problems & Their Solutions: A Full Guide

We’ve reached a point where internal communication is far more important than we think. Why is that? Proper communication leads to a company’s success, increases employee engagement and customer satisfaction, reduces turnover, and the company image is positive. However, far too many companies are riddled with internal communication problems and the statistics are shocking: A […]

Best team communication apps

12 Best Team Communication Apps in 2020

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 […]

Top 12 Employee Management Tools

Top 12 Employee Management Software Solutions

Technology offers us a plethora of solutions to make our lives easier as HR professionals and business managers. Or at least it tries. It doesn’t matter if you’re migrating from an outdated system or looking to implement from scratch for a new business. Sometimes the main challenge is choosing the right solution from the vast […]

10 Best Online Employee Scheduling Apps in 2021

Every single business owner knows how difficult and time-consuming the task of creating a well-rounded employee schedule is. And this responsibility is especially difficult when you’re stuck in the dark ages using pen and paper or manually adding hours on an Excel spreadsheet.  How much time is wasted on manual job scheduling? 3.14 HOURS lost […]

Real Estate Apps For Agents

15 Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

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. […]

11 Best Fleet Management and GPS Tracking Software for 2021

11 Best Fleet Management and GPS Tracking Software for 2021

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. Before we go over some of the top tracking solutions, let’s dive into the importance of fleet management first! What is fleet management? Fleet management is […]

7 Best Electrical Contracting Business Software Solutions

7 Best Electrical Contracting Business Software Solutions

When you’re running an electrical contracting business, you are managing a dozen moving parts. From handling customer service, creating estimates, looking for new clients, creating efficient schedules, handling payments, issuing invoices, and balancing your books, it can get a little overwhelming. And if you’re handling all of these processes through traditional, manual methods then you’re […]

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