The “Freakonomics” of small business in America 

We have a look into 4M small businesses and we’re constantly surprised by the response of small businesses to their fluctuating economy.

Mar 21, 2018

5 states where restaurant sales spike during Spring Break

Not every state experiences the revenue lift for restaurants during Spring Break, but those that do see significant increases.

Mar 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day vs. St. Valentine’s Day: Restaurants edition

Plus a look at the top 5 states that feel the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s day.

Mar 14, 2018

March Madness predictions for local businesses

We analyzed small business performance to see how March Madness might impact revenues this year.

Mar 13, 2018

Daylight Savings or winter storms: which has a bigger impact on restaurant revenues?

As your clocks spring forward this weekend for daylight savings, so will your restaurant revenues, unless you’re in the path of a winter storm.

Mar 08, 2018

Your March forecast for restaurant sales

Hindsight is 20/20, so here’s a look at how restaurants did last March so you can better prepare for the month

Mar 01, 2018

Which states are the most expensive for eating out?

Eating out is one of America’s favorite pass-times. But it can also be a bit pricey, especially if you live in one of these ten states.

Feb 20, 2018

How long would your business survive if sales stopped?

Which cost small businesses more: theft, a flood in your store, or a negative review?

Feb 15, 2018

Do local restaurants feel the love on Valentine’s Day?

When it comes to the most romantic day of the year, local restaurants aren’t feeling the love.

Feb 13, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday: a boost or bust for local restaurants & bars?

It turns out, restaurant and bar revenues are a few yards short of a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb 02, 2018

Presidential visits: Good for politics, bad for business

Both parties claim to be looking out for small businesses, but no matter how we look at the numbers, presidential visits are bad for business.

Jan 18, 2018

3 stats that prove small businesses should be on Yelp

If you think Yelp is just a place for foodies, you may want to think again. We found three compelling reasons all small businesses should be on Yelp.

Dec 14, 2017

Holiday sales: The best is yet to come

Did your small business have lackluster sales on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? Don’t worry. The rest of the holiday shopping season promises to be very kind to brick-and-mortar shops.

Dec 04, 2017

Report: Sales were down on Small Business Saturday this year

Sales slowed on Small Business Saturday compared to last year, but there’s still a lot to like about a day that’s dedicated to driving business to Main Street.

Nov 29, 2017

Alaska, Maryland, and North Dakota are the friendliest states to local retailers on Black Friday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and December 23 were the biggest holiday sales days for small business retailers last season. We broke down the impact on all 50 states.

Nov 16, 2017

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