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You’re the Boss, But Are You A Good One?

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What spurred you on to make the jump from employee to employer? Did you want to make your own hours and work at your own pace? Did you want to see your name on a desk placard with the words “Founder and CEO” engraved beneath it? Do you consider it a part of your legacy? Or, like 40 per … [Read more...]

The Effects and Preventative Measures That Go Along With Unpaid Invoices

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  What do freelancers, solopreneurs, small business owners, and large corporations all share in common? They all run the risk of taking on a client that, for one reason or another, doesn’t pay the tab. In fact, almost 50 per cent of all UK small businesses are still waiting for … [Read more...]

Your Online Presence: Small Business Websites and How They Can Benefit You

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It seems almost inconceivable given the online nature of life today, but more than 50 percent of UK small businesses suffer a lack of significant online presence. In fact, 30 per cent of them don’t even have a website! These figures do not include social media accounts: They focus purely on … [Read more...]

Not Just Delivery: The Future of Commercial Drones

Composite image of a 3D generated model of a remote controlled drone taking off from a distribution warehouse full of cardboard boxes and goods. Drone is carrying a package for remote delivery: technology innovations allow quick shipping and delivery. The quadricopter has a camera and GPS to follow the route to destination. Drone model is white, carrying a brown yellow box.

Consumers hold certain expectations when it comes to their parcel delivery. They want it quickly, with as little fuss as possible, and with their order intact and undamaged. How quickly, though, is quick enough? Shipping times dropped dramatically as new advents in technology came along through … [Read more...]

How Wimbledon Aces Asset Tracking

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The oldest, and widely considered the most prestigious, tennis tournament in the world needs all the advantage it can get when it comes to asset tracking. Wimbledon has been held since 1877 and the tennis tournament takes place over two weeks. With an annual influx of over 400,000 visitors for The … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Boss: The Rise of the Freelance Solopreneur

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There’s a certain allure to the thought of being one’s own boss. You (in theory) answer to no one. You can (to an extent) run things as you deem fit. You make the rules (so long as they comply with established regulations, of course). Even with some limitations, doesn’t that sound … [Read more...]

Put Yourself Out There: Small Businesses in the Age of Social Media

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Congratulations are in order! You took the steps necessary and joined the ranks of 5.5 million other UK-based small businesses. Welcome to the fold, and now a question: How can you differentiate yourself from those other 5.5 million? You can afford a little from your budget to get your name out … [Read more...]

5 Important Factors of Efficiency in the Workforce

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For as long as WatchGuard Video could remember, they were printing pre-designed label templates through an outside company. At one time, they were spending about $7,000 on custom labels from the label manufacturer. Then, they implemented barcode software and made a one-time, affordable purchase. … [Read more...]

Physical Inventory Management In A Digital World

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Today’s omni-channel consumers want to be able to get their products through the fastest medium possible, whether delivery, ordering online for in-store pickup, or going to an actual store to shop. This means retailers need to manage increasingly complex supply chains and inventory management … [Read more...]

Barcodes And Improving Healthcare In The UK

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Barcodes are often associated with the cash register and buying basic products. Though with the rise of new barcodes, like the ubiquitous 2D barcodes, increasingly consumers are learning there is more to the barcode than just prices. Barcodes can contain an enormous amount of information and have … [Read more...]