Going All In: This Entrepreneur Ditched Her 9-5 to Start Microblading

Every day, people use Square tools to help start, run, and grow their business — here’s one of their stories. You never know when the inspiration for a new business will strike. For Jaqueline Perry, owner of Permanent Appeal, the idea came from a casual conversation at a barbeque. “A lady complimented me on my … More Going All In: This Entrepreneur Ditched Her 9-5 to Start Microblading

How to Write a Great Retail Business Plan for Your Store

Every successful business has a strong retail business plan. It’s one of the first things many investors and donors ask for when inquiring about your business. Why, you ask? That’s because a business plan details your business’ short- and long-term goals, and lists the steps and financial requirements necessary to achieve those goals. To help … More How to Write a Great Retail Business Plan for Your Store

How to Take Your Omnichannel Strategy to the Next Level

By now you know that omnichannel is where it’s at. According to a report from Deloitte Consulting, more than two-thirds of shoppers are now considered omnichannel consumers. To stay relevant, retailers need to deliver a consistent and cohesive brand experience across all sales and marketing channels — whether they’re being accessed digitally, in stores, or … More How to Take Your Omnichannel Strategy to the Next Level

How to Manage Contractors and Freelancers

Contractors and freelancers play an integral role in most small businesses. According to LinkedIn, 70% of small businesses have hired a freelancer at some point. With unemployment rates low — and competition from larger companies with more resources — it can be hard for businesses to find full-time employees. Independent contractors and freelancers can help … More How to Manage Contractors and Freelancers

How to Make Sure Your Salon Is Ready for Summer

The arrival of spring is marked by blooming flowers and chirping birds. It also means the sound of your phone constantly ringing with clients. They want to book appointments for fresh highlights, haircuts, and manicures. Spring and summer are especially busy times for salons. Events like weddings and proms contribute to a seasonal rush, so … More How to Make Sure Your Salon Is Ready for Summer