Restaurant

When formatting inventory for import into Clover or Lightpeed POS the first step is to review the inventory template. Above is the first part of a Lightspeed template featuring the key fields for import.  The UPC is the bar code from the manufacturer on the product and...

How to keep your restaurant menu fresh without sacrificing your brand. Updating your menu occasionally can keep your customers engaged. It can also be difficult to stay inspired and maintain your restaurant brand while regularly updating your menu. However with a few simple tips, it can...

No matter the size of your business, being active in your community is important to a successful business. Not only are businesses paying attention to things like energy usage and supply chains, in order to maintain a competitive edge, they are getting involved with nonprofit...

  The Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 deadline will affect organizations that conduct business online. The TLS 1.2 deadline is rapidly approaching and will affect any organization that conducts business online. To ensure that your business isn’t negatively impacted, you will need to create a plan to...

  What to Consider Before Opening a New Business Location You know you want your business to grow, but are you ready? It can be hard to know. Consider these details before taking the leap. Why do you want to expand? Expanding your business just to expand can cause...

  Gift cards are a great way to drive customers to your store, serve new customers, and reward your existing customers. They are also a strong incentive for people to spend more at your store. According to the National Retail Federation, “61 percent of people who...

Turning Negative Feedback into a Positive to Get Ahead in Business No matter what point of your career that you’re at, receiving negative feedback can be a painful experience. However, many veteran business owners can tell you that the way you take negative feedback and what...

Is Your Business Prepared for the Remainder of 2017? The year is flying by, with many deliverables coming and going. While you’re meeting your smaller milestones, are you on track for your larger plans? Are your business goals still the same, or have the changed? Consider...

How do I use the quantity buttons? Quantity buttons, are displayed across the bottom of the Order Entry panel. To order four items, touch "4" and then the item. If seat buttons are displayed instead, touch any "Seat" twice to display quantity buttons.   How do I fix my printer if it stops Printing? Make...

Hiring and keeping good employees is a challenge that most small businesses have, a challenge that is costing business owners more than you might realize. One study done by the Center for American Progress indicates that for low paying jobs (under $30,000 per year) the...

  The Value of Your Point of Sale (POS) System Your POS system is more than just a cash register. As the hub of your business, your POS system interacts with every employee, customer, and piece of inventory in your store, quickly and efficiently tracking and categorizing...

The One Reporting Must Have for 2017 It’s common to wonder what reports you should be running and when. And while reporting is a must-have for any successful business, it can also be a slippery slope. Five reports turn into ten, which turn into twenty, and...

For many restaurant owners, creating the right ambiance for your establishment doesn’t come as naturally as preparing wonderful food does. Striking a balance that doesn’t overwhelm customers and instead entices them to visit is all about paying close attention to the details when you’re setting...

  When you look at your current Point of Sale (POS) system, it’s hard to imagine where the history of the Point of Sale started. Currently, POS systems offer comprehensive management of your business, from inventory management to reporting and everything in between. However, they haven’t always...

  Cool drinks, warm breezes, and longer days are on the minds of many, which means that your customers will expect summer specials and the vibe to match at your restaurant. Are you ready for the change in seasons? Here are four things you can do...

  It’s official, food trucks are no longer a trend, they are a staple to the restaurant industry. People love the casual experience a food truck offers and, at the same time, have come to expect high quality food choices from vendors. Expanding your restaurant is...

  Should Your Restaurant Break Into Catering? Growing Your Restaurant Through Event Catering. You’ve already launched your restaurant and built a following of customers. Now what? Many restaurant owners turn to opening a catering business as one of the next steps in their career. However, catering isn’t for...

People who are happy are more fun to be around, in personal and professional settings. Not only are happy people generally more pleasant, they are also more productive in the workplace. A lot of people don’t find happiness at work, but your employees don’t have...

Over the last 30 years technology has quickly grown, presenting innovative products to business owners and customers at a rapid-fire pace. One of the most notable pieces of technology, the mobile phone, has become an integral part of life to most individuals nationwide, impacting large...