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Small Business 5 Ways to Connect with Your Customers Digitally

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Two new studies came out recently that show how critical it is for small and medium sized businesses to have a digital connection with customers....
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Payments 4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Return Policy

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Having to accept returns from customers can be a hassle, but it’s an unavoidable reality of running a small business. Some business owners try to...
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Loyalty Offer Experiential Rewards to Boost Customer Loyalty

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Loyalty rewards programs are a great way for small businesses to build and maintain a loyal customer base that visits often. This is a big deal...
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Analytics How to Use Analytics to Turbocharge Your Marketing Efforts

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New technology makes it easy to collect mass amounts of data about customers on everything from what they’re buying to what emails they’re...
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Marketing 10 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Fall

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Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, and for small business owners, the new season brings with it plenty of great marketing...
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Small Business 4 Reasons to Give Customers a Way to Book Appointments Online

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If your business relies on appointment scheduling, adding the ability for your customers to book appointments online can be a game changer....
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Reviews Infographic – The Do's and Don'ts of Review Management

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More so than ever before, customers are relying on online reviews to decide what to buy, where to eat, and what service providers to hire. As a...
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Reviews "Unfilter" Hidden Positive Reviews on Yelp to Boost Your Score

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Have you ever noticed a new review of your business pop up on Yelp, only for it to disappear a few days later? If so, you’re not alone. In fact,...
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Small Business Announcing Our New Salon Software Solution

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SpotOn is dedicated to providing valuable solutions for business owners, and our new Salon software does exactly that. Combined with our SpotOn...
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Reviews How to Optimize Your Company Page on Review Sites

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Whether you like it or not, consumers are going to read about your business on review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. That part is out of your...
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Small Business 5 Tips for Work-Life Balance as a Small Business Owner

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Running your own business can be a thankless job, and with the weight of success lying on your shoulders, it’s easy to get consumed by work. When...
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Marketing IGTV Offers New Way to Connect with Customers

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Instagram recently announced a new feature to their popular social media platform called IGTV. The new platform is designed specifically for...
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Marketing Infographic – 5 Marketing Trends for Small Business Success

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Consumers are constantly changing their habits. To make sure your marketing efforts are effective, stay on top of these five key trends.
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Loyalty Is a Loyalty Rewards Program Right for Your Business?

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The idea behind a loyalty rewards program is to offer incentives and rewards to trigger repeat visits from your customers. Study after study has...
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Marketing 5 Steps to a Killer Marketing Calendar for Small Businesses

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Running a small business doesn’t leave you with a lot of spare time, and it’s easy to let marketing fall by the wayside. When that happens,...
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Analytics 5 Websites You're Already Using Where You Can Get Valuable Analytics on Your Business

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Analytics is an invaluable tool to monitor your business’s long-term growth and determine what’s working and what’s not. For example, which of...
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Payments 5 Ways You Pay to Accept Credit Cards

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With consumers increasingly expecting the convenience of being able to pay with credit cards and mobile pay technology, it’s more important than...
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Small Business 7 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Business

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As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and for small businesses that’s never been more true than now, with consumers relying...
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Payments Say Goodbye to Signatures for Credit Card Purchases

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Signatures have been required for credit card purchases since credit cards first became a major thing back in the 1950s, but they’re about to...
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Marketing Infographic – A 6-Step Guide to Small Business Marketing

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Marketing is a continual challenge for small businesses, but it doesn't have to be difficult, particularly with new digital marketing tools.  Use...
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Reviews 4 Steps to Increase Your Yelp Score and Boost Revenue

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A recent Harvard Business School study by Michael Luca found that independent restaurants experience a boost in revenue by 5 to 9 percent when...
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Loyalty How to Convert Phone Orders into Loyalty Customers

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Mama’s Pizza and Subs in Fredericksburg, Virginia gets 200 phone orders a week on average and was looking for a way to incorporate those customers...
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Small Business 6 Pitfalls to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

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Small business owners take on a lot of responsibilities. In fact, most times they’re like superheroes, dashing from one task to the next to ensure...
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Payments Infographic – 7 Trends for the Future of Payment Processing

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Make sure your business is prepared for the future of payments. This infographic shows 7 payment processing trends you can't afford to ignore,...
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Payments 7 Hidden Payment Processing Fees to Look Out For

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Partnering your small business with the right payment processing company is an important decision, so it’s important to be well-informed when...
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Marketing Dads, Grads, and Memorial Day Marketing Ideas

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The transition from spring to summer doesn’t get a lot of press, but this time of year is actually an underutilized opportunity to connect with...
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Marketing The SpotOn Business Dashboard App

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You can’t be at your business 24/7, but now your business can always be with you thanks to the SpotOn Business Dashboard app for iOS and Android....
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Payments Press Release: SpotOn Adopts Verifone Carbon with Connect

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SpotOn is excited to announce today a new agreement with Verifone. You can read the full press release on the Verifone website or keep reading...
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Marketing Why You Need to Send Email Marketing Deals

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There are a lot of ways to reach customers, but a recent consumer survey conducted by Adobe indicates that email marketing should be your #1...
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Loyalty Infographic – 9 Reasons to Invest in Customer Loyalty

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It's more important than ever for small businesses to invest in customer loyalty. These statistics show exactly why. Share this Image On Your Site
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Analytics Analytics with SpotOn: Part 2 – Using Data to Optimize Marketing

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You no longer need to be a statistical wizard to benefit from analytics. In fact, with new technology, analytics has become an invaluable tool for...
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Analytics Analytics with SpotOn: Part 1 – Capturing Customer Data

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If you have ever dismissed analytics because you thought it was too expensive or too hard to understand, you’re not alone. For many small business...
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Loyalty 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Loyalty Program

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Studies have shown that if you increase your customer retention rate by just 5 percent, your profits will grow by 25 to 95 percent. Offering a ...
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Reviews How to Address Negative Reviews

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One of the most powerful features of the SpotOn platform is the ability to manage your business’s online reviews. Not only can you see all your...
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Reviews Top 5 Review Sites Where You Absolutely Must Claim Your Business Page

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Small businesses can no longer afford to ignore online reviews, not with 92% of consumers reading them on a regular basis on sites like Yelp,...
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Payments SpotOn Versus Clover: There’s No Comparison

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Clover is a widely-used brand of payment hardware, and here at SpotOn, merchants frequently ask us how SpotOn’s platform compares to Clover’s...
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Marketing What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media

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There have been numerous recent studies on how and when people spend time on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram....
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Payments SpotOn Versus Square: There’s No Comparison

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At SpotOn, we’re often asked how our platform compares to Square’s. The short answer is that we believe the SpotOn platform offers significantly...
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Payments How to Pick a POS System

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Whether you’re starting a new business or thinking of upgrading your existing business, picking a new POS system is one of the most important...
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