Inventory Management Methods To Cure Your Business Growing Pains

Nobody knew more about business growing pains than Paul Huffaker, Vice President of  Racesource Inc., a company that customizes vehicle components for the racing industry, particularly for the monst

What Target’s Faster Supply Chain Strategy Means for Your Inventory

Target CEO Brian Cornell’s plans to expand the Target brand through doing something somewhat counter intuitive: going small. Or as Cornell puts it, the company is “reimagining our network of stores

Why You Should Introduce Barcodes To Your Small Business

Handwritten tags on merchandise in a small shop is something of a novelty. It lends an air to the place not typically found in larger stores or big-name departments. It’s also horribly inefficient.

The Scanner Series: Barcode Scanners In Education

As any teacher, administrator, or manager in an education setting knows, there is much more to education than simply putting students and educators in the same room. Whether we’re talking middle s

Past Due: The Impact of Late Invoices On Small Businesses

You sent the invoice along with the finished product and set the deadline for payment to be received: 30 days. A month came, went, and what never arrived? Payment. A week passed, then another, the

The Scanner Series: Barcode Scanners In the Healthcare Industry

One of the most overlooked technologies in all of healthcare is that of the barcode and barcode scanner. No one will deny that, in case of an emergency, medicine and medical tools and proper diagno

Barcode Printers: What You Need To Know Before You Decide What You Need To Buy

You decided you want more control over your work environment, or you need a better handle on your assets and inventory, or you want an easier way to keep track of patients. Whatever your reason, you

How 'Buy Online, Pickup In Store' Can Work For Your Small Business

In order to stem the tide of ecommerce sales that have changed the face of modern retail, lots of big-box stores and local retailers with an online presence are now offering “buy online, pickup in s

How To Handle the Summer Festival Scene With Asset and Inventory Management

More than 30 million people normally travel, camp, pay, and wait for hours in blazing temperatures to see their favourite performers on summer tours. That many screaming fans must put an incredible

How Barcodes Are Powering Our Favorite Summer Events

In many ways, so much of the fun we’re slated to have this summer, and many summers to come, is brought to you by barcodes. If you aren’t intimately familiar with barcodes, you might think that’s

Rx RFID: How RFID Can Help Streamline the Healthcare Industry

Growth of the global radio-frequency identification (RFID) industry is expected to hit the 10 per cent mark by 2025. Its value’s increase? An astounding £3.3 Billion! And one of the chief aides in t

Cloud Connected: Why Small Businesses Need To Embrace the Virtual

According to a 2014 estimate, approximately 37 per cent of American small businesses cut the cord and embraced cloud computing. Predictions for 80 percent by 2020 seem less fantastic and more factua

Why Schools Investing In New Technology Must Use Asset Management

Over the past few years, schools around the country and even around the world have grappled with a new and sprawling challenge: How to properly integrate emerging technology into classrooms, while p

How To Implement Asset and Inventory Management in Schools

Alice Cooper once crooned, “School’s out for summer!/No more pencils, no more books.” [Tweet "Alice Cooper once crooned, “School’s out for summer!/No more pencils, no more books."] What’s disturbi

Why New Tariffs Shouldn't Affect Your Supply Chain

The talk of the business world so far in 2018 has been the introduction of tariffs on a wide range of goods, from solar panels to washing machines to steel and aluminum. The latest trade announcem

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

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’

Risky Business: Why Your Business Needs Asset Management

So, you don’t have a reliable asset management system.  What’s the worst that can happen? Well, for one, your assets—from more costly investments like technical equipment down to the desks and chai

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

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 a

Ghost Assets: Why Should You Care?

Wonder what happened to that laptop you know you saw around the office last year?  Or a desk you’re certain was put into storage?  They’re listed on your fixed asset ledger, but are nowhere to be fo

RFID: The Potential of Distance and Data

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 outlin

Top 10 Small Business Bloggers

Running a small business is the ultimate exercise in continuing education. There's always something new to learn. And if you want to grow your business? Get ready to double your knowledge again. Fo

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

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? Whe

The Productivity of a New Generation of Scanners

Believe it or not, barcode scanners are getting better, and their improvement will herald in good times for the small business owners who have invested in barcode technology. Anyone who’s recently

Inventory Management: How To Handle the Blur

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 c

What's Causing Such High Tax Bills For Your Small Business

It’s a question that private citizens and business owners alike ask themselves often: Am I paying too much in taxes? Taxes: We love to hate them. Of course, many of us understand the value of payin

Four Target Areas To Keep Your Doors Open

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

Tips For Filing Your Business Taxes Last Minute

It’s tax season. In fact, it’s been tax season for a few months now. If you’re a small business owner reading this, you know that the window to file your taxes is slowly closing. What to do if you h

Reasons To Make Inventory Management Part Of Your Small Business

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

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need Inventory Cloud

If you use the internet in 2017, it’s likely that you use cloud computing in some capacity. Everything from social media to Adobe Photoshop now syncs with the cloud, which makes it easy to post phot

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

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 pac

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