Business Tips

If you run a brick and mortar business, then your space is one of your most expensive costs and a lease is a liability that you carry. That’s why it’s important to not only maintain a good rapport with your landlord, but negotiate what’s in the best interest of your business. Keep in mind that leases are generally written to favor your landlord, so be diligent and make sure that you are being protected as well. In a good economy, it can feel like you’re getting squeezed as rents rise, so SilverEdge has put together a list of tips to use when you are searching for your perfect space.
Are you tired of manually tracking inventory? Inventory management is one of the biggest time commitments many business owners have. Did you know that by using the full functionality of your Point of Sale (POS) system, you can keep your inventory management to under 15 minutes a day?
Running a business is hard. It takes determination, passion, and sometimes requires tough decision-making. Thankfully, choosing a Point of Sale system for your business doesn’t have to be one of those tough decisions. Whether you run a sit-down restaurant, a small coffee shop, a multi-location retail store or a small boutique, there’s a POS system to fit your business. SilverEdge partners are chosen for the customized experiences that will help make your business richer!
Running a business comes with enough expenses without having to give a cut of your profits to your credit card processors. Credit card processing agreements come with a variety of fees, all written into your merchant contract. What a lot of business owners don’t know, however, is that credit card processing fees can be dramatically lowered with just a little bit of effort from the business owner. Use the following five steps to start lowering your credit card fees today.
Credit card charges are disputed by customers every day, both for legitimate claims and with the intent of fraud. Unfortunately, businesses are charged between $20 and $50 for every chargeback that occurs, which can quickly add up for business owners. Managing for these chargeback occurrences requires two tasks: using best practices to decrease chargebacks and learning to code for when chargebacks do occur and may need to be reversed.
Owning a business is a dream many people share. But the stresses of that responsibility are very real. That’s why it’s important to have strategies to manage stress. The negative effects of stress on our health are widely proven and, as a business owner, stress could significantly impact your ability to perform at your best, meaning the difference between success and failure. At SilverEdge, we want to help you and your business thrive so we’ve put together a list of proven stress management techniques that every business owner can use.

At the beginning of every year millions of people nation-wide commit to a new year’s resolution. These resolutions often focus around personal growth- but what if you could take that same commitment and resolution and apply it to growing your small business?   A new year’s...

Grow your Clover point of sale capabilities by adding apps to your system. There are hundreds of apps to choose from, but here are some SilverEdge recommends to our clients to increase their efficiency and profits.   Time Clock by Homebase  Time Clock is a free app...

If you asked small business owners if building a base of loyal customers was important to the success of their business, most would say absolutely. But are you really making it a priority in the day-to-day operation of your business? If you and your employees...

The holiday season is approaching and the busiest months for many retailers are November and December. Taking steps now to be prepared for the season will help make this your most successful year yet and alleviate some stress for you and your staff. Interview, hire and...

How to Avoid Wrecking Employee Morale Throughout the Holiday Season The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for employers to grow interdepartmental relationships, incentivize employees, and increase employee morale. However, if employee well-being and morale is ignored, the holiday season can also be the catalyst that...

Even though it is still October, now is the perfect time to start preparing your small business for the holiday sales season. In order to maximize on the 2016 shopping season make sure to follow these tips.   Set a Holiday Goal First off, when you are implementing...

Do you feel like you need to show your customers some love? Take note of some of these great ways to make your customers feel appreciated and valued. Send cards on unique holidays I’m sure you have received a card or two from a company on your...

Loyalty programs are a popular way to engage with customers and reward those that frequent your business. But, are you prepared to launch a successful program? We have put together some simple steps to help ensure that you are setting yourself up for success when...

EMV was implemented to protect your customers' pocketbook, but are they taking advantage of yours? Is Fraud Still Possible with the Use of EMV Technology? EMV technology (short for Europay, MasterCard and Visa) was implemented beginning in October 2015 to decrease the risk of fraud for card...

When you were envisioning your small business, chances are you had a vision of how that space would look, what the neighborhood would be like and you could see smiling customers coming in and out at a steady pace patronizing your business. Whether you are...

When you’re running a business, choosing the right option for taking payments can become overwhelming. If you’ve been getting by with a simple payment terminal to process transactions not only are you settling for a lower threshold of security, but you are missing out on an opportunity to grow your business using the data automatically generated by using a point of sale system instead. Like traditional terminals, a point of sale system gives you the ability to process credit and debit cards, but comes with enhanced security through more options for taking payment and dozens of applications that will help run your business more efficiently. The team at SilverEdge is trained to help you make the right choice for your business needs.
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