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.

Everything You Need To Know About Generation Z In The Workplace in 2020

If you were born between 1996 to the early 2000s, then you’re a Generation Z baby! And you’re taking the workforce by storm. In the United States alone, there are 65 million Gen Z individuals and by 2020, 40% of the Gen Z population will make up the working and consumer population.  What does all […]

Plumbing job

How to Price a Plumbing Job: From A-to-Z

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. That means there is a good chance for you to scale your business if you find the right strategy for winning more orders. The plumbing business is a business where literally […]

Oil & Gas Industry Apps

Top 5 Apps for Oil & Gas Industry Managers in 2021

Large virtually-structured field organizations like oil and gas industry businesses often face challenges with efficient management, high turnover, long hours, insufficient safety training, and so on.  In addition to that, right now, petroleum, oil, and gas industries are undergoing a significant shift, with new trends and new challenges. Oil and gas business management software and […]

5 Fire Department Shift Scheduling Software Solutions

5 Fire Department Shift Scheduling Software Solutions

Full-time firefighters work, on average, 56 hours a week. However, overtime is an occupational hazard. Not to mention, more often than not, they are working long periods (sometimes exceeding the standard work week) and varied hours.  In this time, they must constantly be on alert when faced with life-threatening situations. In addition, they work with […]

Compliant Time Tracking: Getting It Right with Time Clocks

“Remember, that time is money”, wrote Benjamin Franklin in his essay back in  1748.  That’s especially true for the world of business: on one hand, losing time means losing money, getting beat by the competition, being left in the dust.   On the other hand, payroll is the single biggest expense of most businesses, all while […]

Do’s & Don’ts: Running A Successful Lawn Care Business in 2021

I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass, but that doesn’t mean they’re keen on running their own lawn care business. But, hey, let’s say you are interested in the prospect of running your own lawn care business, for whatever reason, the opportunity for success is there. Whether […]

Food Truck Business

11 Tips on Running A Successful Food Truck Business in 2021

Amidst the classic restaurant industry crush caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, food trucks may be the perfect solution to feed customers’ nostalgia for dining out as most restaurants stay closed or half-empty. Being a food truck business owner is a very timely small business trend and an appealing way to realize your dreams, while also […]

8 Tips on Successfully Starting a Cleaning Business

7 Tips on Successfully Starting a Cleaning Business

When you’re looking to start a new business or earn some extra cash, more often than not, you turn to starting a cleaning business. Why? Because there is usually low overhead, almost none of the usual operating costs, and there’s reliable demand. In addition, cleaning services might have smaller up-front costs than some of the […]

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 […]

7 Best Roofing Apps in 2021

7 Best Roofing Apps in 2021

The roofing industry deals with many moving parts, from creating estimates to tracking job progress to communicating with workers and clients to creating an efficient schedule, and the list just goes on.  And seeing as the industry is set to grow by 2.2% this year, efficiency is the same of the game.  As such, many […]

15 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Reduce Business Costs in 2021

14 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Reduce Business Costs in 2021

Business owners are in the habit of making money. True or false? True, of course! But, here’s the catch, far too many business owners are wasting money unnecessarily. In fact, 82% of all businesses fail because of cash flow problems, reports Business Insider. The easiest way to reduce business costs is to recognize the necessary […]

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