Everything You Need to Know About #SmallBusinessWeek

Happy National Small Business Week to our growing community of small business owners and entrepreneurs! Formally kicked off this past Sunday (April 29th), National Small Business Week is devoted to encouraging and educating people just like you. The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is hosting a ton of free events throughout the week, including a three-day virtual conference from May 1 (today) thru May 3.  Check out the details of the virtual conference here. The SBA is also hosting a Twitter chat this Friday, May 4th for tips for starting and growing a business. From all of us here at Artichoke, the work that you do every day is amazing. Have an idea for how Artichoke can help you grow, manage and simplify your small business like never before? Drop us a line at We’d love to hear from you.    

Make it Easy for Clients to Tip

We all want to get more done with fewer steps. Customers are no different. Make it easy to tip, and the size, and most likely, the frequency of your tips will be reflected accordingly. This particular idea, like most of the best ideas, came from an Artichoke subscriber. Subscriber: I want to add tips as part of the check-in process without having to go to the shopping cart. The presentation of the tip options should be simple so that my client can quickly choose from a few options and get on with their day. A great idea for sure. We liked it so much it been implemented in less than 30 days and it’s now live for all users. A tip option will now be presented during check-in whenever there is a card on file or session credit balance so you can skip the trip to the shopping cart.   Not using Artichoke to run your appointment-based business yet?  Try it free today