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.
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Employee Engagement in Manufacturing: 9 Ways To Improve

Maintaining employee engagement is vital for any company’s success. So, it comes as a shock that the manufacturing industry only has 25% of its workers engaged.  2020 didn’t do the manufacturing industry any favors, it only contributed to the lack of engagement. Once the pandemic was in full swing, everything went out the window. Communicating […]

Top Tips on How to Become a Better Manager in Retail

The best retail store managers wear over a dozen hats and all without missing a beat. From running an efficient and profitable store, scheduling employees, engaging their team, enforcing company policies, and more. Retail store managers can’t afford a slip-up, that’s why hitting and exceeding sales targets and regularly motivating your team is so important […]

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How To Start A Trucking Business – A By The Book Guide

Starting any type of business in 2021 can seem like an overwhelming mission. Loads of paperwork, expenses, research and bureaucracy can be confusing and make anyone anxious to start a new business. Don’t be nervous! One of the industries that has seen stable and high growth over the last few years is the trucking industry. […]

6 Expert Ways to Engage Seasonal Workers

‘Tis the season! Whether you need more drivers, cashiers or servers during the holidays or summer months, you need your seasonal workers to be engaged. Engaged workers, who are genuinely and emotionally invested in their employers and their job role, are far more productive, provide superior customer service, have less accidents and will want to […]

6 Best Small Business Management Software​ Solutions in 2021

6 Best Small Business Management Software​ Solutions in 2021

When you’re a small business owner, you’re a real-life version of Superman (or Superwoman!). Why? Because you’re constantly running around juggling a dozen hats just to ensure that everything is always running smoothly and efficiently. You’re putting out fires left and right. You’re in charge of problem-solving, building professional skills, streamlining onboarding, tracking time and […]

We’re Excited to Announce Our $37 Million Funding Round

We’re Excited to Announce Our $37 Million Funding Round

Connecteam was one of the first mobile apps, formed back in 2016, that offered an all-in-one solution for deskless teams. Today, we are continuing to deliver on our mission statement – helping businesses thrive by eliminating day-to-day complexities of managing workers so the focus is solely on the big picture, growing their business.  Throughout 2020, […]

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3 Ways Training Reduces Your Workplace Risk

Every small business has workplace risks. That’s true whether your job puts you 30 stories in the air or keeps you at a desk for most of the day. Luckily, you can put systems in place to reduce your exposures, and your employee training program is the perfect place to start. Employee training is your […]

How To Effectively & Easily Schedule Retail Staff In 2021

How To Effectively & Easily Schedule Retail Staff In 2021

Running a retail store means providing the best customer service, lowering the employee turnover rate, keeping employees engaged, running inventory, staying ahead of the competition, and more. So much more. But, let’s not forget that pesky employee schedule, complete with employee time off requests, timetables, and availability calendars.  Creating a schedule for retail workers is […]

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Top 6 Benefits of Using Employee Relationship Management Software in 2021

Companies are having to make some big changes to all aspects of their business in 2021 due to several factors, namely the global pandemic. More businesses are allowing for remote work or even give flex days to accommodate employees and new health standards. With less people in the office and more employees engaging over Zoom […]

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The Top 11 Ways to Get People Into Your Retail Store in 2021

While e-commerce in 2021 is skyrocketing, most people still prefer to retail shop in person. Some shoppers desire the in-store shopping experience because they can see and feel the item they want to purchase in person before actually buying it. However, reports do show that online sales will reach $645 billion in 2021 which means […]

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9 Amazing Small Business Tools For Less Than $100 a Month

As a business owner, you surely want to give the best customer service possible, be an amazing manager, increase the bottom line and surpass KPIs. At the same time, you also want to be more efficient, productive, have more control of your day-to-day tasks, and hope that everything in your business runs easily, smoothly, and […]

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