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.
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.
As-a-service keeps technology and cash flow within reach
Purchasing equipment takes a big bite out of your wallet. On top of that, the technology can be outdated almost as soon as you unpack it. So how do you keep up with the competition and replace the relic piece of equipment you've been using to run your business without making yourself cash poor? The answer: choose as-a-Service over buying.
How giving back to the community can elevate your brand and help grow your small business
American consumers increasingly want to feel good about the products they buy and the companies they support. Shoppers are more likely to be loyal to businesses who support a good cause and give back to their communities. We’ve pulled together some tips for how you can incorporate philanthropy into your business plan – and how it will help you thrive in the long run.
Retail marketing strategies for the holidays
The holiday season may have started early this year, but we’ve got another two months ahead of us and plenty of opportunity to drive retail traffic. Whether your focus is in store, online or both, here are holiday marketing ideas proven to drive sales, engagement and momentum into the new year!
How retailers can make the most of back-to-school shopping
In 2022, American households spent nearly $37 billion on back-to-school shopping. It’s a busy time for retailers, and a great opportunity to grow your revenue and customer base. Keep reading for tips to give consumers an A+ shopping experience, including ideas for teachers and college students.
How to create a small business marketing strategy with integrity: Lessons from Charles Best and DonorsChoose
Getting new customers and building a brand isn’t easy, particularly in an increasingly crowded bazaar. Take a page out of Charles Best's successful playbook to learn actionable tips on how to build a brand, gain exposure and set yourself apart with unique marketing ideas.
How to make a business plan: your step-by-step guide to landing investors and launching your business
Every new business needs a business plan, but creating one can seem like an overwhelming task. That’s why we developed this step-by-step guide that will help you define your vision and set long-term goals in a business plan that’s sure to impress potential investors.
How many people does it take to run a restaurant?
Discover how the right combination of high-touch service and automation can help elevate your customers’ experiences and maximize your staff and other limited resources.
Tips for tipping: How to increase employees’ earnings without annoying your customers
With tipflation causing a wave of tip fatigue in the US, it might be time to take a second look at how you configure tips at your restaurant — and communicate about them to your customers. Discover how to find a balance that’ll keep your employees and your patrons happy with our top tips for tipping.
How to pick the right POS system for your hotel
High-quality hotel management requires operations rooted in efficiency and hospitality at every point in the guest experience. And while a PMS is a great tool, an integrated POS is the real key to streamlining hotel ops — helping you spend less time in front of a screen and more time delivering great hospitality.
Commerce in the metaverse
The metaverse. Wondering what it is and how it might impact your business? Find out how brands and consumers are interacting with this emerging channel today, how it could evolve commerce—and where it may be headed in the future.
5 ways you can deliver the sustainable payment options your customers want
Today’s consumers are driving sustainability. Luckily there are plenty of ways to bring eco-friendly initiatives into your retail shop or restaurant — starting with how you take payments. Check out 5 ways the right payments technology can help reduce your and your customers’ carbon footprint.
6 steps to leading your small business through change
Keeping up with change is critical to your business’ success, but declaring a change of direction and calling it a day is a recipe for disaster. Ensuring your entire team is on board, knows their role and understands the why behind the initiative is key — and we’ll help you figure out how to do just that.
How small businesses can leverage AI and automation to improve efficiency: inventory management, HR, payments and more
Is it time to embrace automation and all its possibilities? Learn about several ways that small businesses can harness the power of automation and eliminate time-consuming, repetitive manual processes that weigh down you, your team and your future growth.
How to ace inventory management
Wrangling inventory shouldn’t ruin your day. With the right tools, you can keep track of goods, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction. See if an inventory management solution is right for you.