Summertime is perfect for small businesses to make the most of the season’s vibrant energy. People who head out to soak up the sun and enjoy outdoor activities also watch out for delightful meals they can savor on the go. As a savvy cafe or restaurant owner, creating an enticing take-out menu can be your secret ingredient to boost sales and provide your customers with a memorable dining experience.
In this blog, we’ll explore valuable tips to help you plan and create a mouthwatering take-o
The warm and sunny summer days bring many exciting possibilities for small businesses. As the world reawakens and people yearn for outdoor experiences, now is the perfect time for small business owners to explore the potential of outdoor ventures. Whether you’re looking to launch a pop-up shop, participate in outdoor markets or fairs, or expand your outdoor seating, this week’s blog post will provide ideas and tips to make the most of the summer months.
Launch a Pop-Up Shop
As the summer sun shines brightly, small business owners have a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge, build personal connections, and take their ventures to new heights. Summer networking events provide the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with like-minded professionals, industry experts, and potential customers.
In this blog, we will highlight some of the local networking events, conferences, and industry gatherings that small business owners can participate in to en
Happy July, small business owners! And congratulations, you have made it halfway through the year. As we reach the midpoint of another exciting year, it is the perfect time for small business owners to conduct a mid-year business review. Mid-year business reviews allow you to assess your progress, analyze financial performance, and adjust your strategies for the remainder of the year.
But before we dive into it, why are business reviews important? It’s simply to establish awareness of how
As a small business owner, you are constantly looking for ways to build a loyal customer base, and in today’s competitive restaurant market, just having delicious and Instagram-worthy food isn’t enough. Providing an exceptional customer experience is crucial to attracting and retaining patrons. How do you create a welcoming environment for your customers and stand out in the competition?
One effective way to enhance your customers’ dining experience is by incorporating a smart POS system in
With the increased customer demand and bustling activity, the summer season is considered one of the busiest seasons for small businesses. During this time, small businesses in various industries gear up to meet these demands. It is essential to invest in staff training to ensure your business operates smoothly and delivers top-quality service during this busy time.
Staff training not only enhances their skills but also boosts morale, improves customer satisfaction, and contributes to the o
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate and honor the remarkable men in our lives. As a small business owner, you can create a memorable experience for fathers and their loved ones in your coffee shop. This Father’s Day, go beyond the traditional gifts and cards and treat dads to something truly unique. In this blog, we'll explore exciting ideas and specials to make your coffee shop the go-to destination for families looking to celebrate Father’s Day on June 18th.
In celebration of World Environment Day, we reflect on the importance of sustainability in every aspect of our lives. For small business owners, incorporating sustainable practices is an opportunity to contribute to a greener planet and attract environmentally-conscious customers.
Fortunately, in today’s digital age, businesses have found innovative ways to reduce paper waste and embrace sustainable practices. As a forward-thinking business owner, investing in a smart Point of Sale (POS) sy
Welcome to the blazing hot summer of 2023, where the heat is on, and so is the competition! As the temperature rises, small businesses everywhere are gearing up to captivate customers and make their mark this season. If you’re a small business owner, this blog is your go-to guide for sizzling success. Get ready to unlock the secrets of crafting effective marketing campaigns tailored specifically for the summer months.
Undoubtedly, people’s attention spans are shorter than ever in this digi
It is the month of May and it’s Mental Health Awareness month! As a small business owner, you play an important role in creating a nurturing and supportive work environment for your employees. The well-being of your team members directly impacts their productivity, engagement, and work satisfaction which ultimately leads to your overall business growth. By prioritizing mental health in the workplace, you exemplify compassion and empathy for your employees and also foster a culture of inclusivity
As nature comes back to life, there's a refreshing energy in the air — a perfect time for small businesses to embark on a revitalizing journey: spring cleaning. Spring cleaning presents an excellent opportunity for small businesses to refresh their workspace and enhance productivity. Just as the blossoming flowers signal a new beginning, a thorough spring cleaning can breathe new life into your small business, boosting business efficiency and uplifting employee morale.
Spring cleaning goes
As we celebrate Small Business Appreciation Month this May, it’s important to take a moment to recognize the significant contributions that small business owners make to our communities and our economy. Small businesses like yours are the bloodline of our society, driving innovation, creating jobs, and encouraging economic growth.
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers who pursue their dreams and turn their ideas into reality. You are the ones who bring unique products and services to our local comm
In today's increasingly digital age, small businesses are turning to technology to improve their operations and provide a better customer experience. One area where this is particularly evident is in the foodservice industry, where QR code menu ordering systems are becoming increasingly popular. With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the shift towards contactless ordering and payment, QR code ordering systems are now more important than ever.
In this article, we'll take a look at the best
It’s time to take your restaurant business to the next level with Loyverse POS integration with Orderlina, the QR code menu ordering system that revolutionizes how your customers place their orders!
Imagine your customers entering your restaurant, scanning a QR code with their phone, and browsing your menu easily—no more paper menus or waiting for the waiter to take their order. With Orderlina, your customers can order and pay with just a few taps, leaving them more time to enjoy your delic
As the coffee shop industry continues to grow and evolve, both business owners and coffee enthusiasts need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. In 2023, the coffee shop industry will witness several key trends that will mold how we enjoy and experience coffee. From the latest brewing methods to state-of-the-art technology and rising sustainability initiatives, these trends will significantly impact the industry.
This article will explore some of the most important coffe
As the weather gets warmer and people start to come out of winter hibernation, coffee shops are the perfect place to socialize, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. This is why coffee shops are one of the spring season's most popular and profitable businesses.
If you’re still in doubt, this article will explore why a coffee shop is the best business this season and how you can prepare your shop for spring.
Why is a coffee shop a good business this spring?
As operation costs and minimum wages continue to rise, restaurants are forced to increase menu prices, while consumers are starting to look for dining options that offer more value. How can your restaurant combat inflation and stay on top of its game during a global crisis?
The great news is that a modern point of sale (POS) system can help restaurants fight inflation by providing tools to manage costs and optimize operations.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to tackling inflation
Nowadays, everyone is on social media, and a savvy small business owner should go where the people are. In 2023 alone, there are 4.89 billion social media users worldwide, a 6.5% increase from a year ago. These users spend an average of 2 hours and 25 minutes scrolling through these channels daily.
Utilizing social media for your small business is all about being strategic. And while the industry’s big boys have the luxury of time and resources in building their social media marketing tact
If your small business hasn’t started building a social media presence yet, 2023 is the best year to give it a shot. People are scrolling through social media all day, every day, and your brand must go where the people are.
This powerful platform can be an incredibly cost-effective and personalized way of engaging with your customers while providing valuable insights into your brand. You can gain new customers and better engage with recurring ones through social media.
In this articl
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a myriad of challenges for small-business owners. We have endured constantly-changing regulations, extreme cash flow shortages, and general economic uncertainty and anxiety. Just when we thought 2022 was the year to recover, 2022 brought challenges of its own: inflation loomed over, fears of recession started to creep in, along with rising interest rates, staffing shortages, among many others.
However, entrepreneurs and small businesses of all kinds remain
We've all seen how businesses reached an all-time high during the Christmas and New Year's seasons. And because of this, small business owners find it hard to pick up their pace after these months. If you feel like your business has slowed down, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to rev up your engines for more sales! After all, Valentine’s Day is the first holiday of the year when consumers are out and ready to splurge.
Did you know that Valentine’s Day spending in the United States alone
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And as the season of love starts to fill the air, it’s the perfect time of the year for small business owners and retailers to start thinking about what they can do to win their customers’ hearts. If you’re like most business owners, you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to engage your existing and potential customers. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to reach out to do this!
If you think only the flower shops and gift businesses are the
"The customer is always right...” Right?
Nope, not all the time.
Any small business owner who has been in the industry for a while knows there are times when a customer is wrong. Whether they misunderstood your product or company, exhibit poor treatment of you and your staff, or make an utterly irrational request, there is a right way to graciously and tactfully correct your customers.
Your customers are the heart and soul of your business. All it takes is just one wrong move, a
Although last year marked a return to financial health for many restaurants as the pandemic’s peak disruption faded, the new year bears persistent challenges and endless benefits for the food and beverage industry. As more people start to visit their favorite local restaurants, you may feel the need to add more workforce and human resources to your team to meet this growing, hungry demand.
In this article, we will share with you how to create a training program for new employees so you can
When we talk about business growth, all our attention goes straight to how satisfied our customers are with their experience with us. Well, simply because customers are the heart and soul of our business. The shopping experience, products, and services should always aim to keep our customers pleased. A recent study revealed that 82% of customers said they would switch products after a bad experience with the business’ customer service department.
To avoid this dreadful number from coming tr