How to hire the right employees for retail

How to hire the right employees for retail

Every employer, no matter what their industry or business model, wants to find the best possible employees. Retail employers are no different. However, if you’re following generic advice that could have been addressed to a manager in any industry, you might be missing out on hiring people who’d really excel in retail sales positions. Given … Continued

Keep the drinks flowing this St. Patrick’s Day

Keep the drinks flowing this St. Patrick’s Day

Winter is a rollercoaster of a time for many bars and pubs. On one hand, it hosts three of the four most popular holidays for drinking—Christmas, New Year’s, and St. Patrick’s Day. On the other hand, in between these holidays, people like to stay at home and avoid the wintery elements. That’s what makes St. … Continued

Should you open your own restaurant?

Should you open your own restaurant?

It’s strange, but true: the restaurant industry has not only persisted throughout history in light of extreme economic crashes, but sales continue to climb over time. T he National Restaurant Association restaurant industry sales to hit $782 billion in 2016, up from $586 billion in 2010. This growth is partly due to consumers becoming more … Continued

Are your employees as productive as they should be?

Are your employees as productive as they should be?

You like and appreciate your employees, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder: Could they make some changes that would increase their productivity? Maybe they seem caught up in busywork sometimes, or you’ve noticed ways they could improve their efficiency or effectiveness. Chances are, your intuition is trying to tell you something. According to Gallup, … Continued

Planday’s Product Roundup

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

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?

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

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

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