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Benefits of Using a Smart Phone as a Barcode Scanner

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As consumers, we rarely think about barcodes as anything more than the series of lines and spaces on the items we bring to the checkout counter. At most, perhaps we note how much quicker and more efficient it is to purchase an item with a barcode than without. Businesses small and large in many … [Read more...]

The Indy 500: The Greatest Spectacle in Inventory Control

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The 500 Days of May The Indianapolis 500 is one of America’s biggest sporting events, and this day of racing reckoning is important not just to racing fans, but to drivers, pit crews, vendors and everyone involved in making sure the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can accommodate and entertain the more … [Read more...]

Bankrupt: 3 Takeaways From the Demise of Oreck

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Oreck failed to grow with changing consumer trends which allowed competitors to earn a large share of the market.  The Oreck family lost more than their family business in the summer of 2013 when they were forced to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. They lost a legacy that David Oreck had built for … [Read more...]

Keeping Up With The Competitors: With Small Business, It’s Personal

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As a small business owner, it’s all too easy to look at your larger counterparts and wonder how you can possibly compete. Whatever industry you are in, don’t be discouraged by the deep pockets of the big box retailer, and don’t compare. Being a small business owner gives you a lot of advantage in … [Read more...]

What To Look For In Asset Management Software

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If it’s valuable to your business, you better know where it is and how it’s doing. Asset management software is designed to help organizations efficiently track and maintain the resources and property they own and compiles data on items’ value, physical location, use history and more. While … [Read more...]

Look For These 7 User-Friendly Features In Asset Management Software

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Asset management practices and tools have evolved as technology has evolved. Years ago, people had only Excel or some other spreadsheet to track their assets, but the information was always outdated and ran a pretty high risk of data entry, formula and sorting errors. Accounting software tried … [Read more...]

Does Your Customer Service Have The “Wow” Factor?

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“You just can’t get good service anymore.” Those are words you don’t want to hear your customers grumbling under their breath after doing business with your company. Poorly trained employees, lack of help, unreasonable return policies and shipping issues, all are a recipe for unhappy … [Read more...]

How Human Error Effects Manual Inventory Management

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People make mistakes. It happens because we are all human. However, when inventory management errors continuously occur across your operations, they will cost you significantly in the long run. In some businesses it can mean loss of inventory and profits; in the case of healthcare or … [Read more...]

6 Inventory Management Best Practices

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As a small business owner, you naturally have a lot of capital invested in inventory. While your products are the primary source of sales and revenue, they can also tie up a lot of cash if your business isn't using a proper inventory management system.  Inventory takes up warehouse space, requires … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Biometric Time Clocks are Worth the Investment

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Once the stuff of science fiction, biometric time clocks are now becoming standard for growing businesses that require a more comprehensive time and attendance system. Biometric technology utilizes the unique attributes of employees (such as fingerprint or iris recognition) to keep track of when … [Read more...]