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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...]

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...]