Top 5 SMB Articles From February 2014

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This article is part of our bi-monthly series to keep you informed of the most current, popular topics in the best small business news publications. Fast Answers About 1099 Forms for Independent Workers By Anita Campbell for Small Business Trends ”As a U.S. business owner, if you hire … [Read more...]

Wasp Welcomes Back “The Profit” for Season 2

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Anyone who tuned in to the first season of “The Profit” on CNBC should be aware of Marcus Lemonis’ 3 P’s philosophy.  The core of his ideology centers on the fact that business success hinges upon the effective management of People, Process, and Product.  On February 25th, “The Profit” returned for … [Read more...]

Methods of Asset Depreciation

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Depreciation is a topic many people find confusing, but the basic concept of depreciation is not particularly complicated. In fact, depreciation is simply a method of allocating the cost of a tangible asset over the expected useful life of the asset. As a simple example, a machine that cost $1,000 … [Read more...]

Key Responsibilities of an Inventory Manager

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Efficient inventory management is crucial to the success of a business, and as such it’s incredibly important to hire a cap able inventory manager. Salary.com lists the median expected salary for an inventory manager in the United States at $78,760; this isn’t surprising considering these … [Read more...]

Shopping Habits: Avoid the Supply Chain Breakdown

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Knowing consumers’ holiday purchasing habits could have prevented UPS’s inability to deliver packages on time for Christmas. Recognizing on-line sales continue to increase, especially when retailers frequently offer the best deals right before Christmas, UPS should have taken their own advice and … [Read more...]

Asset Tracking In Tough Industries

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Keeping track of business assets, such as laptops, mobile devices, and medical equipment, is a difficult undertaking for any small business owner. It can be even more challenging when valuable assets are used in tough industries that are fast-paced, high stress, or just dangerous because of the … [Read more...]

Can Sochi Olympics Win a Gold Medal in Logistics?

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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are now well under way. Teams from around the world are training vigorously in the hopes of bringing home the glory and the gold medal in their chosen sporting venue. There will be 17 days of winter events and 9 days of Paralympic Games as a full house of spectators … [Read more...]

10 Tweetable Facts about the Sochi Olympics

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are quickly approaching! We are excited to see how the most expensive games (at $51 billion) will go and cheer on the over 2,500 athletes participating. To get you in the conversation, we’ve compiled some interesting facts and figures about the upcoming games and made … [Read more...]

We’ve Hired 37,000 Security Contractors for the Sochi Olympics, Now What?

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The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and the event has already proven itself to be the most expensive Winter Olympic Games of all time. According to CNN, the 17-day event will cost Russia at least $50 billion. In fact, Russia spent $8.7 billion just to build a new railway in … [Read more...]