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The Future of Restaurants Report: 2023
To understand where the restaurant industry stands today and the opportunities that lie ahead, Square worked with Wakefield Research to survey 500 U.S. and 500 Canadian restaurateurs and 2, 000 nationally representative U.S. and Canadian adults ages 18+ for our third annual Future of Restaurants report. The findings, along with ...
The Future of Retail Report: 2023 Edition
To help retailers chart their path toward success in 2023, Square worked with Wakefield Research to survey 500 retail owners and managers in the US and 500 retail owners and managers in Canada, as well as 2, 000 nationally representative US and Canadian adults over the age of 18. Square ...
How to Use Instagram Shoppable Posts to Sell on Social Media
Instagram is one of the best platforms to engage with prospective customers on social media. Given the audience size, there’s no question that having a strong presence on the platform can help boost your brand. The good news is that people are looking for brands they love: 80% of Instagram ...
How to Get a GST Number in Canada: GST Registration
Tax laws can seem a little intimidating, whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re just starting out. We know, learning the ins and outs of the various tax laws — what you need to do and when you need to do it — might seem daunting, but it ...
How to Optimize Your Menu for Takeout and Delivery
According to a recent study by Agri-Food Analytics Lab, almost half of all Canadians intend to order food online at least once a week after the pandemic.
6 Methods for Touch-Free and Remote Payments
As customers look to avoid touching surfaces, in some parts of the country businesses are also limiting in-person contact. Touch-free transactions – allowing you to take a payment without making contact with a shared device – and remote payment options might be top of mind for your business. Here’s how ...
Five Ways to Find New Customers
Moving forward with your business means experimenting with new strategies to grow. With that in mind, business development — identifying new customer bases and building relationships — should be a top priority. To help you out, we’ve put together five ideas for finding new customers to grow your business.
Managing Open Tabs: No Longer a Hassle
“Can I open a tab?” Five words every bartender wants to hear, as they usually translate into higher sales (which usually translates into higher tips). But managing open tabs can be a headache. So we’re making it way easier for you with our new Open Tickets feature in Square Point ...
Inventory Management 101: How to Manage Small Business Inventory
It’s important to evaluate your business on a regular basis to ensure that you’re on track to succeed. One of the most integral part of your business is inventory management.
Five Ways Invoicing Apps Help You Get Paid Faster
Square’s new invoices app makes it as easy as pie to request and take payments anywhere, anytime. Here are five ways that invoicing apps can help you get paid faster:
How Some Businesses Are Adapting Their Product Offerings
Right now the world is trying to adapt and adjust to a new normal. The same goes for businesses and how customers shop and interact with them.
Get Essential Customer Feedback Through Your Receipts
Customer reviews are a vital part of growing your business. They let you know what you can do to make your business better and the act of asking for reviews can create loyalty among your customers. This is why we have Square Feedback, a new free feature that helps you hear ...
Accept Payments from Your Computer with Square Virtual Terminal
While your smartphone or tablet is a vital business tool, we heard from many sellers that they rely on their computers for back-office operations. Their computer allows them access to tools and features that might not be available or optimized for iOS or Android devices.
How to Create a Killer Marketing Strategy
Marketing is about more than increasing sales: It’s also about establishing relationships and building your brand. While word-of-mouth is a tried and trusted way to attract new customers, getting your business noticed by potential clients often requires more than a good product, great service and positive reviews. A killer marketing ...
How to Manage Your Food and Beverage Business During COVID-19
Shelter-in-place orders across the country have pushed food and beverage businesses to make difficult decisions about if and how they operate. From coffee shops and food trucks to Michelin-star restaurants, many are adapting their models to best serve their communities and their employees. We’ve compiled tips – whether you’re still ...

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