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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...]

Getting Back To The Basics of Customer Service

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Customer service can make or break a business. Just as stellar service can keep customers coming back, bad customer service can send clients running for the hills. Unfortunately people have become all too accustomed to outsourced customer service reps from other countries, with whom they can … [Read more...]

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Can Harness Your Big Data

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An inventory management system provides you with a plethora of data. You can gather information on everything, from real-time stock levels to customer behavior and trends. The problem is many companies have decided that this so-called “big data” is too much to handle. Or simply that they don’t need … [Read more...]

How Brexit Will Affect Small Businesses In the U.S. For Years To Come

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On June 23, 2016, in a controversial decision that shocked the world, 51.9% of Brits voted to leave the European Union. No matter what will end up happening (Britain has two years to finalize negotiations for its exit), in the wake of what’s now known as Brexit, we saw the biggest stock wealth … [Read more...]

Asset Management and Education Compliance – The More You Know

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Using Barcode Technology For Education Grant Compliance Innocent mistakes and minor thefts can often add up to big losses. An investigation by CBS in Philadelphia uncovered $88,000 in missing equipment from a random education compliance check of only 125 items at 10 schools. If those numbers hold … [Read more...]

How Barcodes Are Revolutionizing Consumer Nutrition

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If you’ve been to the grocery store, you’re familiar with 1D barcodes: They’re the pattern of vertical bars and spaces that represent a numerical code, which in turn corresponds to a file in the store’s database that often holds the attached item’s price, stock, photo and more. Anytime you bring an … [Read more...]

Is Your Business Tracking these 6 KPIs?

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are benchmarks that help identify growth areas within your business. In other words, they’re basically the gages that tell you how your operations are functioning. Have you taken time to narrow down the KPIs that are important to your business? If you haven't, … [Read more...]

Making Inventory Markdowns Work For Your Small Business

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Customers of all types look forward to seasonal clearances. Why wouldn't they? The drastic markdowns save them a lot of money.  In fact, I walked into my local dollar store and noticed it still had a small Christmas item display situated at the front of the store, with all items priced at 25 … [Read more...]

Four Things You MUST Think About Before a Disaster Strikes Your Business

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Remember that time when the tornado sirens were blaring and you didn’t take cover? Why was that? Did you think the odds were in your favor and it wouldn’t happen to you? Hopefully, you were right. If you were, don’t get over confident. Natural disasters can strike at any time, leaving your … [Read more...]