How Hospitals Are Boosting Patient Care With Barcodes

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The next time you go to hospital, pay special attention to the band affixed to your wrist in triage. Notice the printed barcode? Once the nurse clasps it to you, watch as she places stickers to your charts and patient folder. Each sticker will bear the same code as the one on your wrist and … [Read more...]

How Asset Management Can Benefit Your School This Year

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October is here and with it hallways echoing with the sounds of students, lectures, and the day-to-day of school life. Class bells will ring for each period, instructors will prime the budding minds of tomorrow, keyboards will clack as research turns to term papers. Except you somehow wound up … [Read more...]

Toxicity: What It Means To Deal With A Toxic Employee

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Most everyone can bring to mind a person in their office who can best be described as “toxic.” Attitude, work ethic, general personality, whatever the characteristic, this person can poison an otherwise healthy organization, rot it from the inside out, and cause it to close its doors. Who are … [Read more...]

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

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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...]