6 Ways Your Business is Losing Money

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

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

READY TO MAKE THE MOST OF SUPER BOWL 51?

READY TO MAKE THE MOST OF SUPER BOWL 51?

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

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

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

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

Customer Success Stories: Meet Grand Vin, Chexology, and Ellary’s Greens

Customer Success Stories: Meet Grand Vin, Chexology, and Ellary’s Greens

One of the best things about working at Planday is seeing our customers’ businesses succeed! Now you have the chance to get to know a couple of our customers and their inspiring stories about how they built and run their business.     Grand Vin Restaurant Grand Vin Restaurant is an upscale eatery and prominent business in Hoboken, … Continued

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Onboarding Employees

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Onboarding Employees

Your employees are the backbone of your business. It is important that your employees feel invested in the company and supported in their professional growth. One of the best ways to make sure that your stuff feels like a part of a team is by providing excellent training. Most employees are familiar with the orientation. … Continued

How to Write a Killer Job Ad

How to Write a Killer Job Ad

When you manage hourly employees, writing job ads is something you do fairly often. Hourly workers are often students whose class schedules change or who seek new careers once they graduate. They’re also caretakers, moms, dads, and part-timers with other jobs. All of the realities of these other roles means you will certainly find yourself … Continued

5 Science-Proven Productivity Hacks for Managers

5 Science-Proven Productivity Hacks for Managers

As a manager, you’re a bit like that stretchy rubber doll from the nineties — each limb being pulled in an opposite direction by your hourly workers, customers, and higher-ups from the second you step into work. Saving time, and energy, are paramount to the success of your business, not to mention your own sanity … Continued