business intelligence

Introducing the Small Business Almanac

The first-ever Small Business Almanac provides the best view of consumer spending trends in all 50 states and across nearly 20 industry categories.

Apr 17, 2018

When are the busiest times for legal and financial businesses?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for legal and financial businesses across America.

Apr 11, 2018

What’s a small business customer really worth?

We lay out the financial impact of turning one-time customers into repeat visitors.

Apr 10, 2018

4 big things: why independent bookstores thrive, why customers dump you, and more

Our top tips this week from small business experts around the Web.

Apr 05, 2018

When are people spending money at local, independent bookstores?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for local bookstores across America

Apr 04, 2018

3 misconceptions small business owners have about online review management

Managing your online business presence doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, in fact, much of it can be automated.

Apr 02, 2018

Analysis: Easter lays an egg for independent retailers

Easter’s just around the corner, which means it’s time to see what revenue bump local retailers might expect this year.

Mar 30, 2018

4 big things: small business challenges podcast, rethinking Instagram, and more

Our top tips this week from small business experts around the Web

Mar 28, 2018

How smartphones re-wrote the customer acquisition playbook for small businesses

Attracting new customers is an age-old frustration, but smartphones are making it easier than ever for local businesses

Mar 27, 2018

Still relying on customer receipts for returns and exchanges?

If the only proof of purchase is with your customer or in their bag, it’s time to consider digital receipts.

Mar 19, 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

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