Planday’s Product Roundup

We’re thrilled to share 10 new Planday updates for web and app, all available to you now! Below, we’ll briefly explain what they do, and how they’ll help you run a smarter operation for your business.   Web 1. Improved schedule A lot has changed in your Schedule! View it in a weekly, monthly, or biweekly format, see … Continued

How to Handle Employee Time Off

Your employees will be able to do their best work for you when they take time away from their jobs to rest and recharge. It’s also important for them to be able to use their time off in a way that helps them tend to the other priorities in their lives — for example, caring … Continued

When is it time to start your own business?

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to finally start the business you’ve been dreaming of, you’re not alone. Take a look at most major industries and you’ll find an upswing in the use of freelancers, contractors, and small businesses as consultants. This is possible because people like you have decided to go it … Continued

How to Attract Millennial Customers

Millennials are now the largest generation in America. The approximately 80,000,000 millennials in America make up a quarter of the population and account for over $2 billion in buying power. That economic impact will continue to grow as the parents and grandparents of millennials leave inheritances to this generation. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials … Continued

6 Ways Your Business is Losing Money

It can take several years for small businesses to become financially successful. Even then, finances can swing to extremes based on a lot of outside factors, such as weather, local events, and new competition. While you can’t control these outside factors, there are plenty of ways you can keep your business from losing money. Being … Continued

Don’t Let Bad Service Ruin Valentine’s Day

When you run a business in the hospitality industry, Valentine’s Day has the potential to be a big revenue day for your company. However, the chaos that can happen on big revenue days can cause disasters. The problems usually arise when you’re underprepared and understaffed. While you do want to make sure to capitalize on … Continued


Last year’s Super Bowl was broadcast in over 180 countries in 25 languages, with 184 million Americans watching live, and 38.5 million viewers outside the US. Needless to say, the Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events— not just in the US, but the entire world. In 2016, Super Bowl spending topped $15.5 … Continued

Revenue Expansion: 5 Tips for Restaurant Operators

You’re probably already well-acquainted with the most popular ways to grow revenue: raising prices, finding new profit centers through menu expansion, new advertising. In this piece, however, we’ll shed light on some of the lesser-known (but equally powerful) methods for boosting your bottom line. These five creative tips will set you apart from your competitors … Continued

How to Measure Productivity of Hourly Employees

When you’re working with hourly staff, measuring employee productivity can often feel more like guesswork than science. It’s not like an office setting, where project milestones reign supreme, and all that matters is that the work’s getting done on time. When your workers are hourly, time — specifically, the time they spend working — is … Continued

Resolving Work Schedule Conflicts

In a perfect world, you’d write a schedule, post it, and watch the customers and employees pour in. Of course, in the real world, writing schedules for hourly employees is more like that “whack-a-mole” game at carnivals — as soon as you bop one conflict on the head, another jumps out at you. As you … Continued