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How To Enjoy the Holidays Even If You’re A Small Business Owner

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Small business owners know that there’s really no such thing as a vacation. Especially in the first months and even years of the life of the business, it can feel like every day is make-or-break, and requires your presence and attention. But while you work hard to make ends meet, to strengthen … [Read more...]

How NFL Teams Could Benefit From Asset Management

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Another NFL season is kicking into gear, and as always, we the fans are worried about just one thing: How our teams are doing. Will we win this Sunday? Make the playoffs? Claim the Super Bowl trophy? [Tweet "Will we win this Sunday? Make the playoffs? Claim the Super Bowl trophy?"] That’s the … [Read more...]

Why Sports Stadiums Are Upping Their Inventory Management Game

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We are in the full throes of baseball season, which means millions of fans across the country are headed to MLB ballparks to hear the crack of the bat and watch for home run balls headed their way. And let’s be honest: They’re also there to eat hotdogs and peanuts, and drink soda and beer, and … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to the Barcode!

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There may never be a more understated yet wildly influential and foundational piece of technology than the barcode, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. As the barcode officially becomes an old-timer, let’s look back on how this unassuming design ended up changing the worlds of … [Read more...]

What Do Small Businesses Use To Track Their Assets?

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Most small business owners can attest that there is a lot more to the “business” side of things than they might have originally expected. Selling donuts, handmade crafts, software, or anything else requires stringent accounting, so as to remain both legally compliant and economically sound. One … [Read more...]

After Harvey And Irma, What Small Businesses Need To Plan For

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Hurricane season has been especially deadly, dangerous, and costly this year: Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, not to mention lives, and Hurricane Irma is making it’s way through Florida and the rest of the southeast as of this … [Read more...]

What the Fidget Spinner Trend Teaches Us About Inventory Management

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The biggest trend of 2017 so far has got to be fidget spinners. If you have kids, they probably have fidget spinners. You can buy them everywhere from the corner store to Amazon. They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles, but the common theme of a ball-bearing device that spins and … [Read more...]

How To Get Rid Of, Sell Or Otherwise Dispose Of Your Fixed Assets

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In order for most small businesses to make money, they need both inventory (or a service) and fixed assets, the long-term capital investments used in the production of income. Fixed assets are things like computers, vehicles, and tools of the trade—whatever your company purchases with the intent on … [Read more...]

The Unsung Hero of “Game of Thrones”

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It’s “Game of Thrones” season again, which means millions of people all over the world are tuning in on Sundays to see how the stories of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the other big players in Westeros will end. But there is one element of the show that is almost never talked about, yet it’s … [Read more...]

How Barcodes Can Make Attendance Records More Accurate For the Bottom Line

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Do you remember the days when you could hand a cardstock ticket to an attendant at the ballpark gates? The rip just before he handed you a stub that reminded you where you could find your seat? Ball parks and movie theaters sent home countless mementos over the years, many of which we secreted away … [Read more...]