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

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

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

When should your food & beverage business be open this holiday season?

Turns out, New Year’s Eve has some stiff competition for the top sales day for local restaurants, bars, cafes, and eateries.

Nov 15, 2017

Black Friday is the top holiday sales day for small retailers, too

Small Business Saturday is great, but Black Friday is even bigger for local retailer hoping to cash in on the holiday shopping madness.

Nov 14, 2017

3 data points that show exactly why revenue is so important to small businesses

Cash is king for small businesses. Here’s why everything else comes second. 

Oct 18, 2017

Here’s how small businesses can survive a hurricane

Most local businesses survive hurricanes. Here’s a field guide to increasing your odds of rising above the floodwaters if a big storm hits your company. 

Oct 05, 2017

The surprising impact of hurricanes on local businesses

We analyzed transactions at more than 30,000 local businesses affected by 2017 hurricanes. What we found was not what we expected. 

Oct 04, 2017

We ranked the top political threats to small businesses

The political world is as unpredictable as ever. We ranked the top political and policy threats, according to U.S. small business owners.

Oct 02, 2017

How do local businesses protect themselves against major threats?

Local business owners are pretty scared of threats to their revenue or physical stores. What are they doing to protect those assets?

Sep 28, 2017

Study: Top threats to U.S. small businesses

Small business is risky business. But which threats are MOST damaging to local businesses? We polled 2,300 owners to find out. 

Sep 27, 2017

Here’s what payment data reveals about Hurricane Harvey’s impact on local businesses

How did Hurricane Harvey impact revenue for SMBs in Houston? The answer might surprise you. 

Sep 21, 2017

The summer’s most talked about restaurants: Miami

People love to talk about the restaurants they patronize on review sites. We ranked the 10 most talked about eateries in Miami, according to online customer reviews. 

Aug 31, 2017

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