business intelligence

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

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

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