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 Payroll Software Solutions for Small Businesses

Don’t you just LOVE managing payroll?! Show of hands, please, who here just can’t wait for that time of the month (or week) to calculate employee wages, PTO, taxes, benefits, and all those super-fun things? What? No one? What a shock! Seriously though, the shocking part is the crazy length of time small business owners […]

6 A+ Ideas to Profit-Boosting Inventory Management

Inventory is one of those little black holes sucking money out of your business and into some parallel world. Inventory management is hardly an exciting aspect of business, and so it’s often overlooked in many industries. Which can be surprising, as there are very few businesses out there that don’t have SOME kind of inventory […]

The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Real Estate Ads

The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Real Estate Ads

OR How to Build Your Business Fast With This Red-Hot New Tool (without losing your mind!) Online advertising is becoming more important than ever when it comes to building a killer real estate business. It’s 2017, so telling you that an online presence is a must have for your business is the sticker on the side […]

Payroll Errors That Cost You Money and How to Fix Them

Still using pen and paper for employee time record keeping? Relying on shift schedules for payroll calculations? Then your company is leaking money and you’re probably open to lawsuits and IRS penalties. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone. 33% of employers make payroll errors costing billions of dollars annually, according to the IRS. The American […]

Introducing Absence Requests: Request and Approve Time Off From Mobile Devices

For business owners and managers, managing paid time off is necessary but can also be chaotic. One of the key challenges is having one place where you can see, approve or decline, and manage reports for your paid time off requests. For employees, who are out of the office for most of the day, requesting […]

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 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 & […]

How to Build an Awesome HVAC Website

Optimally, 8-10% of your website visitors should transform into potential deals for your HVAC business – “leads”. Does your website do that? As a HVAC business manager/owner, you probably don’t have a background in online marketing, and since we don’t actually have a limitless pill available just yet you don’t have the time to learn […]

The 10 Best Change Management Activites

It’s a bit cliche, but true nonetheless: ‘Change is the only constant’. If you’re looking to run a successful business in a dynamic, consumer-driven and globally competitive market, this zen-like motivational poster quote should be your mantra. Today, change management in your organization is not just your ticket to success. it’s also the way to ensure […]

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 […]