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.
3 tips for how to secure a small business loan in a credit crunch
Worried about how to get a small business loan in a credit crunch? Don’t count yourself out early. Learn how to get a loan no matter the economic climate — and keep your dream alive.
How to make 2023 your year with leading small business growth strategies
2023 feeling like an obstacle course? Discover the top growth strategies leaders in hospitality and retail are implementing to overcome those obstacles and drive success.
10 important KPIs small businesses should consider tracking
The right data is essential for measuring performance. We’ve gathered the top 10 KPIs entrepreneurs need to consider when growing their businesses and tracking success.
How brand collaborations can help you increase retail sales, attract new and retain loyal customers
More customers. Higher sales. Better loyalty. Raving fans. Can you get all that bang for just one proverbial buck? You sure can. Learn how brand collaborations help retailers like you reach a broad audience, create buzz around their brand, drive demand for their products and rake in revenue.
Heartland Restaurant vs. Toast: A comparison of point of sale features and functionality
In the market for a new restaurant point of sale system? Let us make the buying process a little easier: We’re breaking down some of the key differences between Heartland Point of Sale and Toast POS.
How to increase restaurant revenue by selling retail items
The sky’s the limit for profits, loyalty and reciprocity when restaurants and retailers team up. Promoting and selling local retail items in your eatery provides the unique opportunity to connect with nearby shops and artists and demonstrates to customers the importance of being community-oriented.
How to manage your small business through tough times
If you needed perfect conditions to run a business, the world wouldn’t have entrepreneurs. Running a small business during times of turmoil is possible — we’ll walk you through how to succeed when it feels like the world is crumbling.
How can I maximize my time at a buying market and put my retail purchasing software to work?
With hundreds of vendors, thousands of products and a finite timeline, buying markets can be daunting. Showing up thinking you can just shop around is not an option — it’s essential to prepare just like the pros. Here’s how.
The small business retailers’ guide to shoppable content
Advertising on social media has mystified small business owners for several years, but a new-ish concept called shoppable content is changing the game. Named a top retail trend for 2023, shoppable content lets customers buy from retailers directly in-app, helping generate leads and boost revenue.
How to protect your business from ecommerce fraud
Ecommerce fraud continues to become savvier and savvier. And whether you do some or all of your sales online, you need to know how to protect your business from online fraudsters looking to steal from you and your customers.
Adapt and overcome: the case for small business agility
You’re probably used to hearing “business agility” associated with big business — that’s all about to change. Find out how small business owners can take their ability to turn on a dime and use it to build stronger, smarter organizations that withstand any crisis.
Christina Tosi's top 7 tips for entrepreneurs on how to move forward when the startup phase ends
Feeling like the honeymoon days of your small business journey are behind you? Check out Christina Tosi’s top tips for entrepreneurs on how to keep moving forward when the startup phase ends.
More than payment processing: 5 next-level functionalities every small business should have in their tech stack
Without taking advantage of modern tech, your business could be left behind. Learn five ways your payment processing partner can help you grow, from customer intelligence and data analytics to powerful people management.
Balancing structure and creativity to grow your small business
Savvy business leaders understand that both structure and creativity are necessary for growth, innovation and retaining a strong team of employees. Find out why both of these concepts are important to your success, and how you can strike the perfect balance between the two.
6 ways to protect your ecommerce site from credit card validation testing
Credit card validation testing is one of a fraudster’s favorite tools, and it’s big problem for businesses taking online sales. We’ll walk through how it works and what you can do to take secure online payments without fear.