Introducing Reno Enterprises – Winner of the DFW Small Business Showdown!


Over 1500 readers stopped by to cast a vote for their favorite DFW small business in the recently-concluded Small Business Showdown. Reno Enterprises scored a run-away win, earning an iPad 2 and a feature article about the company. Arn Reno, the owner of Reno Enterprises, stopped by the Wasp offices … [Read more...]

Credit Card Processing Fees – Divide & Conquer!


Today's guest post is brought to you by Ben Dwyer of As a small business owner, every penny counts, and you may be looking at your credit card processing statement each month wondering how to cut costs. Processors do a great job of making rates and fees confusing, but knowing how … [Read more...]

American Business Women: A Look at Innovative, Entrepreneurial-Minded Women Throughout History


Today marks American Business Women’s Day, so the team here at Wasp thought it would be appropriate to give you an inside look at some of the most innovative women throughout history. These women took a simple idea and ran with it, giving us some of the most useful, yet often-overlooked every day … [Read more...]

Small Business Showdown Winner!

It’s been a nail-biting few weeks here at Wasp Barcode Technologies. After announcing our first-ever Dallas-Fort Worth Small Business Showdown contest, we narrowed the entries down to 5 superstar local businesses. Then we let you take the reins, allowing readers to vote for their favorite DFW small … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Geo-Location Apps for Your Business


The concept of geo-location is nothing new. Apps like Foursquare, Facebook Places, and Gowalla have been around for a few years. These location-targeting apps work in two ways. First, they report a specific user’s location to other users, and second, they relate real-world locations (in this case … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Find Content for Your Business Blog


The open sign is lit, and your blog is live, so what’s next? Well, unless your blog is filled with engaging content, it won’t help you achieve your business goals. As a small business owner, you may be thinking, “I don’t have the slightest clue what to write about!” Don’t worry – finding engaging … [Read more...]

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

Shot of two coworkers sitting at a table using a digital tablet

In theory, National Boss/Employee Exchange Day offers a chance for members of one side to see how the other works through a position change. The boss becomes the employee and vice versa: Think Freaky Friday for the business world. While this may seem wonderful as a thought experiment, in … [Read more...]

Top WordPress Plugins for Your Small Business Blog


WordPress may be one of the best tools for your corporate blog, not because of its simplicity, but because of the thousands of plugins available at your disposal. No matter what it is you are trying to accomplish with your blog, there is likely a plugin to get the job done. Today, we’re going to … [Read more...]

Small Business Showdown Finalists!


We’ve been searching for the best small businesses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, but now it’s up to the public to decide. We’ve compiled all of the entries in last month’s Small Business Showdown and the team here at Wasp Barcode Technologies has hand selected our Top 5 Finalists. While all five … [Read more...]