benchmarking

Three ways to know if today was a success

Most business owners measure success on one metric: daily revenue. But that doesn’t paint the whole picture or tell how successful the day really was.

Feb 21, 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

Keeping your business running is like keeping your car running

Monitoring your business health is key to preventing small hiccups from becoming total breakdowns.

Feb 14, 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

Even small businesses need to do competitor research

You don’t need to be a tax expert to file your taxes; you don’t need to be a business analyst to research your competitors.

Jan 31, 2018

The key to working smarter (not harder) is in your daily transactions

When it comes to measuring success, transactions and revenue are the King and Queen, but they’re hardly the only measuring sticks small businesses need to grow

Jan 30, 2018

Small business owners: take the online-data advantage offline

Owning your data is the difference between knowing your business is struggling and knowing WHY your business is struggling. Time to take the online-data-advantage offline.

Jan 08, 2018

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

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

How to decide when you should be open for business

Every local company needs to know its optimal hours of operation. We have 6 tips to help you figure out when you should be open for business. 

Nov 02, 2017

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