How To Prepare Your Small Business For Tax Season

April is fast approaching, which means that it’s tax season for individuals and businesses alike. If you’re a new small business owner, this may be your first year preparing and filing taxes on beha

How Kanye West Can Run a More Profitable Fashion Empire

Only someone as outspoken and perhaps egocentric as Kanye West could manage to overshadow himself just hours before dropping a long-awaited album. Mr. West did just that by taking to Twitter, in the

Why Are We Using 30 Year Old Technology Today?

Excel was never designed to track  inventory or other assets; today’s growing businesses are ditching the 30-year-old spreadsheet in favor of real-time asset management systems. Spreadsheets haven’

How Printing Promotes Business Growth

How Professional Printing Promotes Business Growth Printing plays an important role in promoting a business. Don’t believe it? Printing is responsible for flyers, banners, business cards, tags, envel

What Time Clock System is Best for Your Business?

Technology has vastly altered the business landscape over the last few years, changing the way we communicate and collaborate with co-workers, employers and peers alike. Yet the biggest changes are mo

The Keys to Effective Tool Crib Management

Tool Crib Organization Tactics To Help Your Business Succeed Being able to find your tools efficiently is crucial for your business to thrive. Using the right tool for the job is a wise adage. If yo

Over Looked Costs That Will Put Companies Out of Business

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 wi

Why Invest in Inventory Tracking Software

Why Inventory Tracking Software Is A Critical Investment Running a small business often means making tough decisions about how to spend and where to invest your limited capital. You simply can’t get

10 Facts You Should Know About the Small Business Report

In early 2015, the marketing department at Wasp Barcode Technologies was searching for small business numbers to use as a comparison with their own growth, goals and direction.  When we weren’t able

5 Ways Asset Management Technology Helps Business

Despite great strides in asset management technology over the last several years, many businesses continue to cling to their inadequate Excel spreadsheets, pens on paper, and other manual practices

What SMBs Need to Know About 2016's Business Challenges

U.S. small business owners are an optimistic group According to the 2016 State of Small Business Report, 71 percent of them expect to increase revenue in 2016, a 14 percent increase over 2015’s reven

How School Systems Can Stretch Their Budget

  Dealing with increasingly smaller budgets is becoming a habit for British school systems. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says schools in England will have less money to spend on a per pupil bas

Results are in for the 2016 State of Small Business Report

  We always want to know what small businesses believe and need. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of information out there. Many of our small business partners have told us it’s tough to fi

5 Important Factors of Efficiency in the Workforce

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 a year on custom labels from

Why Use An Automated Time Clock Software

Why small businesses should switch from a manual payroll system to using automated time clock software, using biometric or RFID technology. If you own a small business or work in payroll, you have

A Barcode's Ability to Save More than Just Your Business

  There was once a time, not too long ago, when grocery store clerks would manually enter information about each item that rolled across their desk. Now, checking out at any retail register is more

Top 5 Inventory Metrics that Will Increase Profits

How an Inventory Management System Will Help Your Business  [Tweet "43% of small business owners are worried about profitability."] As a small business owner, you likely put a business plan in plac

How Ghost Assets Impact our Bottom Line

What are ghost assets and what do they cost businesses?  If you don’t use a type of tracking software to audit your fixed assets, your company is likely haunted by ghost assets. Unfortunately, chanc

Why Do Good Employees Quit?

Think about your business for a minute. What makes it great? What makes it operate? What’s the one most important asset you attain? If your answer doesn’t include “employees” in each of those questi

How to Implement Inventory Management Practices

It may seem overwhelming to start a system of inventory management best practices, especially if you’ve been in business for a while. Perhaps years of manual inventory control has wreaked havoc on y

Top 5 Hidden Costs of Small Business

Starting something new generally isn’t easy… especially when it comes to being your own boss for the first time. Before beginning a small business, understanding the hidden expenses can be the diffe

Schools Can Strech Their Budgets With Asset Management

  It’s an issue facing many school districts across the country: How to make up for budget shortfalls that could cut into the educational opportunities of our students? Funding for education is oft

How to Handle an Enraged Customer

We all try to do our best, but every once in awhile, things go wrong. Sometimes very wrong. If you’re a small business owner, you may not know something has gone wrong until you or your staff pick

What You Need to Know about Asset and Inventory

For small business owners, the difference between inventory management and asset management may be nebulous, if not outright confusing. Inventory and assets occupy similar places in a company’s book

Is a Barcode Scanner or Mobile Computer the Best Fit?

A comparison of capabilities and functions for every type of barcode reader and mobile computer. Barcodes have come a long way from their first retail use on a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum in the

How the Economy Could Transform the Holiday Season

Since the nascent days of the internet and even earlier, enterprising individuals have made money on the side by engaging in freelancing, whether running deliveries as a courier or performing handy

Top 10 Characteristics of a Solid Employee

Many factors contribute to the growth and sustainability of an organisation, but there’s one to put at the top of your list this year: a solid workforce. Wasp is here today to tell you the secret to

How Can Retailers Afford to Offer Free Holiday Shipping?

The holiday season is approaching. More big retailers are joining forces, whether online only or of the big-box variety, to entice consumers with promises of free shipping for all their orders, regar

When Your Start-Up Has Too Much of a Good Thing

What do start-ups need to know about inventory management? “Knowledge is power” might sound like an overused cliche, but when you are a start-up company, access to information or lack there of can m

Improving Small Business With Time and Attendance Systems

  A smart small business owner might increase revenue growth by investing in new customer acquisition methods and improving customer service, but end up wondering why they're doing so much more wor

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