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.

How to Create a Free Bartender Training App in 15 Minutes

Nobody’s cooler than Brian Flanagan…If you’re born after 1982(ish) you’re probably asking “Who the @#$% is Brian Flanagan?!” Actually, you probably already googled it and know more about him that I do. But, in case you didn’t, Brian Flanagan, played by Tom Cruise in the cult 80s movie ‘Cocktail’, was a hot shot bartender who knew […]

These 3 Free Apps Will Help Retailers Benefit From Small Business Saturday

You probably already know what Small Business Saturday is but in case you’re a new small business owner or haven’t heard of this event for some reason, it’s one worth paying attention to. Why? Because last year US consumers spent about $15.4 billion on Small Business Saturday (SBS) at small and independent retailers and restaurants! […]

How to Create a Maintenance Work Order Template

The holiday season is upon us but along with holiday cheer come the less jubilant breakdowns and preparations that are just as integral to the season. Any good maintenance guy (or lady) knows that tis the season to be ready and that a good work order template can save a lot of time and money […]

The 7 Most Spooky Human Resources Myths

Beads of perspiration appear on your forehead as you realise that HR is on the other side of your phone conversation. The very pleasant and oddly chipper voice on the other side summons you to their offices. Your heart races as you slowly meander down the hallway running through the various wrongdoings you’ve made in […]

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 […]