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Time Theft: How It Hits You and How You Can Hit Back

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You’re late. Traffic wouldn’t let up. The alarm wouldn’t go off (or you forgot to set it). The line for coffee stretched clear around the side of the building. Whatever the reason, you know you won’t make it to work on time, so you shoot off a quick text to your friend. “Clock me in. Be … [Read more...]

Capital Assets and Depreciation: How Asset Management Can Save You Money

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It came to you at your kitchen table one afternoon: You wanted to be your own boss, to answer to you, yourself, and…well, you. You wanted to be smart about things, though, so you did your research and looked at all the things that might make your road to self-employment a bit smoother. You … [Read more...]

RFID: The Potential of Distance and Data

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Do you remember when you last bought a book from a brick-and-mortar? Did you leaf through the pages only to see a small white square fall from the book? Notice how the back seems like a basic outline of a circuit? I don’t know about you, but that marked my introduction to the Radio-Frequency … [Read more...]

The Basics of Asset Management: What It Can Do and How You Can Do It

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Whatever happened to that tablet Phil took home a few weeks to try the remote program? Did Lisa ever return the smartphone you gave her for business purposes? Did she turn it in with her notice? When did you even see that old laptop from 2005? Can you apply any of these questions to your small … [Read more...]

Inventory Management: How To Handle the Blur

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Welcome to the beginning of the Hello-it’s-Spring-no-wait-Easter-I-mean-Memorial-Day-and-what-do-we-have-where season! Are you ready for the coming sales and promos sure to boost profits into the coming summer months…and the Fourth of July…and back to school…and the never-ending … [Read more...]

Four Target Areas To Keep Your Doors Open

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Uncertain economic times helped cause a 20-point downshift in small business confidence over the last year. Approximately 60 percent of UK SBEs felt “optimistic” about their companies’ prospects in 2017 while 10 percent went to the opposite end of the spectrum and felt “pessimistic.” … [Read more...]

Reasons To Make Inventory Management Part Of Your Small Business

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László Bíró’s UK patent for the ballpoint pen turns 80. Some of us consider ourselves lucky if we can manage to keep track of the same pen for 80 days! So why do a full third of UK SBs continue to use pen-and-paper methods to keep track of their inventories? Many businesses rely on hand … [Read more...]

FMD, S4S, and ADS: The Future of Medicinal Barcodes

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9 February 2019 will bring a new level of safety into medicinal practices. On that date, the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will go into effect. Under the FMD, all prescription medicine packs will be required to possess a unique 2D barcode that will be held in a national database. … [Read more...]

Red Saturday: Valentine’s answer to Black Friday

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Black Friday alone once signaled the start of the Christmas shopping season. Once online shopping became commonplace, we saw the inclusion of Cyber Monday. Days of deals galore dedicated to the hunt for that special something for someone to go under the tree. Then we went back to the standard … [Read more...]

How New Data Protection Will Affect Small Businesses

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Data protection measures in the EU will soon receive an upgrade more than five years in the making. As of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, two years after its approval by Parliament. This measure will replace the 20-year-old Data Protection Directive … [Read more...]