How to Choose an Inventory Tracking Solution for Your Business

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Accurately managing your inventory is a key component to the long-term success of your small business. Whether you sell your wares online or you run a brick and mortar store, keeping your shelves stocked with the right items can make or break your business. You already know why Excel is bad for … [Read more...]

LinkedIn 101| How to effectively use LinkedIn as a networking hub

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In terms of social networks, many people often overlook LinkedIn. However, LinkedIn recently surpassed 100 million users and, with nearly 1 million new users each week, isn’t slowing down any time soon. So what makes LinkedIn so valuable for small business owners? Allow us to provide insight into … [Read more...]

6 Sins of Office Stress: How to Create a Better Work Environment

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Are your employees excited to come to the office every day, or do they drag in late? Here at Wasp, we think building a strong (and motivated!) team is essential in small business. Avoid these six sins of office stress and make your work environment a place that employees want to be. 1.      … [Read more...]

How to Leverage YouTube for your Small Business

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We’ve all seen (and loved) videos of cats playing the piano or dogs salsa dancing, but YouTube is more than silly videos of our beloved pets. Did you know YouTube is the number two search engine after Google? Not only that, YouTube is host to over 144 million unique viewers each month. Why wouldn’t … [Read more...]

Weighing Your Options | Top Trending Business Industries

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So, you have your “million dollar idea”, and you’re ready to take the next step in achieving your dream of successfully running your own business. How do you know your idea is going to satisfy your dreams while still putting food on the table? As you’re weighing your options, consider this list of … [Read more...]

Top iPhone Apps to Increase Small Business Productivity

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Believe it or not, your iPhone is handy for  more than just playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends – it’s an essential tool for many small business owners. There are a number of iPhone apps that allow you to keep an eye on your business activities from any location. Whether your small business is … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars | Top Quirky Business Holidays to Celebrate in June

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What do etiquette, ballpoint pens, recess, gas, dogs, and kids all have in common? They’re the cause for holidays in the month of June.  Yes, believe it or not, there is a holiday for ballpoint pens. So mark your calendars and be sure to partake in a few of our favorite office holidays. National … [Read more...]

What Google +1 Means for Your Small Business

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Recently, Google unveiled its response to Facebook’s “Like” button with the +1 feature in search results. The new feature places a “+1” icon alongside your search results, giving Google users the ability to recommend Google search results, websites, and ads to friends within their social … [Read more...]

Flirting With Disaster | Tips on how your business can prepare

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The 2011 hurricane season may already be underway, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to prepare. And with the recent storms that brought devastating floods and tornadoes to much of the southern and mid-western states, it’s important for your business to be prepared for any disaster. Natural … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Small Business

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So, you’re thinking about starting your own small business. Maybe you have a grand idea that you would love to share with everyone, or you’d just prefer to be your own boss. Whatever the reason for starting a small business, you’ll need a bit of guidance if you want to avoid some of the common … [Read more...]