Heartland resource center
Get the latest payments, point of sale and payroll industry tips and trends to help start, run and grow a remarkable business.
When is the best time to switch your payroll provider?
Thinking about outsourcing payroll or switching payroll providers? Now is the best time to shop, because January is the best time to switch. Why? You’ll experience fewer hassles because there’s less data to transfer.
Heartland vs. Square: A comparison of key features and functionality
It’s important to understand what leading providers offer and how they stack up. That’s why we’ve created a comparison between Heartland’s and Square’s solutions for payments, POS and payroll.
How to improve employee retention
More than half of employees are looking for a new job. Often, they’re in search of a better work-life balance, company culture and career growth opportunities. To keep staff from leaving, practice these tips for incentivising them to stay.
Are you guilty of committing these 5 payroll mistakes?
Payroll can be a cumbersome process and lead to plenty of potential payroll mistakes. The most dangerous mistake you can make is claiming ignorance. Know these five rules to avoid payroll blunders triggering fines, penalties and IRS audits.
The real cost of employee turnover
The turnover rate for employees has significant financial impacts on a business’ operations. However, the cost of employee turnover extends well beyond money and financial implications.
How to create a small business marketing plan
Tired of losing business to missed opportunities and bad timing? Relying solely on a short-staffed sales team to generate revenue? Or worse — being bested by your biggest competitor? If so, it’s time to create or refine your small business marketing plan.
Last minute holiday marketing ideas for small businesses
Looking for last-minute traffic-boosting ideas that will help you finish the year strong? You still have time to implement some of our favorite small business marketing ideas.
Heartland Holiday Hub
Welcome to our small business holiday resource center! Dive into these checklists, guides, downloadables and more to secure your best holiday season yet. And don’t worry — it’s never too late to get started.
How to triple your holiday gift card sales
Gift cards top the list of what consumers say they plan to spend the most on this holiday season. They don’t always sell themselves though, so here are some steps you can take to increase gift card sales this month and beyond.
Turn holiday shoppers and diners into year-round customers
32% of your holiday traffic comes from first-time buyers — here’s how to create a customer retention plan and keep those new customers coming back in the new year.
The retailer’s guide to planning a profitable event
There’s more to an in-store event than grazing boards, giveaways and 'grammable photo backdrops. Turn browsers into buyers with these tips for a profitable and memorable retail event.
Offer a thoughtful curbside pickup experience for holiday shoppers
Don’t let little curbside pickup mistakes tank your customer experience. Check out our six recommendations to fast-track your small business’ success — just in time for the holiday rush.
How employee engagement can decrease seasonal stress and boost year-round retention
If you’re understaffed, headed into the holiday season or just looking for some ideas to boost employee retention, we’ve compiled proven strategies to manage difficult emotions, create a positive work environment and keep employees motivated.
The ultimate guide to a successful Small Business Saturday®
Move over Black Friday: If you’re a small business, Small Business Saturday® is your day to shine! This tradition is becoming more popular and profitable every year, so let’s get you prepped for your day in the spotlight.
The benefits of integrated payments and payroll: why picking one provider is best for your business
If you’ve done any research into the tech your business needs to thrive, you’ve likely run into the word “integrated.” But what does that mean for you, your customers and your employees? And is working with one provider for all of your needs the best way to go? Let’s break it down.