Why Employee Satisfaction Is The Best Investment For Small Businesses

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Happy employees are the fundamental building blocks of successful companies. Maintaining high employee satisfaction rates will help prevent your small business from collapsing. Starting a new business is risky. Almost 50% of all small businesses with employees fail within the first five years of … [Read more...]

How Barcodes Are Making Hospitals In The UK Safer And More Efficient

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By 2020, the NHS wants every patient to have an individual barcode to make sure people get the right medication and treatment while also increasing hospital efficiency and reducing paper use. To achieve that lofty goal, the agency is implementing GS1 barcode standards across its hospitals. [Tweet … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Adapt to Changes in the Workplace

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There are those of us who embrace change with every fiber of our being, and there are those of us who become frightened at the very thought of it. Change enables us to break monotony. Change encourages skills growth, promotes new ways of thinking and presents new opportunities for our organisations. … [Read more...]

What Are the Benefits Of Barcodes?

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For more than 40 years barcodes have saved people of the world countless hours in line at their local grocery store, but today barcodes can be found outside of the cereal isle and on the warehouse floor when paired with  inventory management software. No matter what your business’ size, needs … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Holiday Returns the Season

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season doesn’t end for retailers when the holidays do. Instead of settling down, businesses need to pick it up and prepare for post-holiday returns. Whether the size doesn’t fit, the item doesn’t work property or the receiver simply doesn’t favor the gift … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Holiday Rush with Inventory Management

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As soon as those sleigh bells start ringing, small businesses know one thing is coming: the holiday rush. While this time of year brings substantial revenue growth, it can also bring daunting challenges for businesses that don’t correctly utilize inventory management. The months of November and … [Read more...]

Four Time Management Strategies For Your Business to Adopt

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One of the biggest problems that individuals face, and that companies big and small must deal with as a result, is how to manage their time when on the clock. In a perfect world, everybody would work at peak efficiency all hours of the day, but that simply isn’t possible, not only due to innate … [Read more...]

7 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Large Retailers


When we think about shopping in the modern era, the names of big-box retailers and online shopping giants often come to mind, whether it’s the Black Friday deals of Amazon or the discounts offered by Target and Best Buy by way of free shipping throughout December. The rising tide of gift-giving … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Reduce Cost with Equipment Tracking

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You didn’t start your business to manage equipment, and as your company grows, keeping track of this equipment can often feel like a heavy burden and a time consuming process. However, when done with the latest technology, effective equipment tracking can be easier, quicker, and reduce costs, … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Costs of Running A Small Business

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Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a great idea can start a small business, the trick is staying profitable and successful past the honeymoon stage. Only about half of all small businesses with employees survive past the first five years, and the SBA Office of Advocacy shows that small … [Read more...]