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Asset Management Horror Stories


Do you know how much your assets are costing you? If you aren't using asset management tracking software, you probably don’t and it can be the start of your own asset management horror story. That’s because your business might be one of the 55 percent of small businesses that either use … [Read more...]

What is a Ghost Asset?


A fixed asset is a long-term piece of property that is used in the production of income, such as office equipment, machinery, vehicles or real estate. Considering that fixed assets are normally some of the largest and most important investments a company makes, one would think that they would always … [Read more...]

Keeping our Protectors Protected With Asset Management

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The agenda for a recent city council meeting in Plano, TX included a resolution authorizing $362,246 in spending on helmets, plate carriers, and rifle-rated hard armor plates for the Plano Police Department. In Oxford, Al, the city recently approved $218,000 in spending for a Lenco Bearcat G-2 … [Read more...]

Do these 5 Things to Prevent Cybercrimes


In 2015, we saw some of the most high-profile companies suffer costly cybercrimes, including the US Office of Personnel Management, U.S. health insurance firms Anthem and Premera, hotel chains Mandarin Oriental, Hilton and Trump Hotels, mobile and broadband firm TalkTalk, and Hong Kong-based … [Read more...]

4 Things Your Small Business Should Address in Your Threat Assessment

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“Retail loss prevention professionals have one of the hardest jobs in the industry, protecting their customers, employees and merchandise from the threat of harm and fraud.” National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay said in response to the organization’s 2015 National Retail … [Read more...]

How Onboarding Can Improve Employee Retention


Have you ever been in this situation: You take pain-staking measures to find the best qualified candidates for an open position at your company. Finally, after receiving scores of resumes and conducting too many interviews to count, you find and hire the person that best fits your company culture as … [Read more...]

How Small Businesses Can Work With Working Parents

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In just one moment, life changes. A baby is born, and nothing will ever be the same again. You are now a parent, but you are also a working professional. Juggling parenthood and a career is something parents have been trying to figure out for years. It’s also something employers have been trying to … [Read more...]

How Suppliers and Retailers Improve Supply Chain

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Most will agree that when there is cooperation between retailers and their suppliers, a more profitable and leaner supply chain is the result. Take these stats, for example: -Revenue has increased 3.7 percent for collaborative companies (Advantage Research, 2013). -An incremental profit of $7 … [Read more...]

Two Crucial Steps When Entering the E-commerce Arena

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If you’re a small business owner in 2016, you’re likely aware that you need not just an online presence for marketing and advertising, but an e-commerce presence as well. Entering the world of e-commerce is a necessity for anyone looking to compete with the big retailers of today: Amazon has already … [Read more...]

How Inventory Management Helps Restaurants Improve Online Sales

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Few urges are as difficult to satisfy as the craving for a certain food. Many of us know how it feels to want a late-night sushi roll, or a mid-afternoon dessert to power through the rest of the work day, which is why online delivery services such as Grubhub and DoorDash have been so successful. … [Read more...]