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Marketing

8 Free Tools to Help You Crush it on Small Business Saturday

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Nobody gets much for free these days, but the weekend of Small Business Saturday (November 30) is a major exception. You know Black Friday, famous for price-chopping and early bird specials. Heck, there are now Thursday sales that the news outlets say are ruining Thanksgiving. Some choose to tie a bow on it and call it “a new tradition.” Black Friday is…
Chef using Upserve POS
Operations

The Perks of Interchange Plus vs. Tiered Pricing

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We believe you should be looking for two key elements with your payments processor. Adding Value: If your payments partner isn’t turning credit card swipes into new strategies for loyalty and business growth, then keep your eyes open. Transparency: Hidden fees are for the birds, and processors need to do more for their merchants than just move cash from one palm…
Teaspressa
Marketing

8 Fun October Holidays for Restaurants

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Holidays and other special days are a great way to engage your audience. Before the mass appeal of the Internet, businesses with a marketing budget would advertise around holidays. Why? Because people love reasons to celebrate. It creates a sense of communal enjoyment and overall positivity. Since it’s now the last day of September, we’ll share suggestions for special day…