2020 Brings Changes for California Small Business
2020 is days away and will usher in some new laws that will greatly affect California small business.
Minimum Wage will increase to $13 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and $12 an hour for employers with less than 25 employees. While you knew this was coming, it still doesn’t make it any easier. Thankfully, The City POS offers you ways to transition your business into this new era.
Find Savings Where You Can
While avoiding the minimum wage increase is unavoidable, finding ways to offset this added expense is possible.
Review your credit card processing statements, and we mean REALLY LOOK through it. We can guarantee that you will find hidden fees, a fee increase or other charges that easily add up. As card payments continue to grow, this is a huge area of opportunity for savings. Our payment processing options do not include hidden fees and are at affordable rates for any sized business.
Focus on driving sales through new channels.
This is the perfect time to make sure you website is optimized for handling online orders. Convenience is key and ensuring that your site is responsive for easy mobile device navigation is incredibly important. Many of our point of sale systems allow for online ordering that will easily integrate with your website.
Streamline your menu.
Heading into the New Year is the perfect time to take a look at your menu. Have you been adding new specials and not taking off items that don’t sell? Think about reducing your ingredients and inventory so you are not wasting money on unused product or supplies.
Make your business a place your employees will love.
While you are getting used to the increase in minimum wage, make sure you are not wasting hours and money on training new employees as they come and go. Focus on creating a fun and rewarding environment for your employees so they will want to stick around. Whether its allowing them to be part of the menu tasting process, or giving them ownership to a specific promotion or special, think of them as part of your family and they will do the same.
If your business is ready to start saving on payment processing or ready for an upgraded point of sale system, our team of experts are ready to take your business into 2020 and beyond.