Five Ways to Increase Cash Flow


Virtually all small business owners struggle with issues of working capital and cash flow, especially in rapidly growing companies. Although many companies finance growth by borrowing funds to increase their Free Cash Flow (FCF), this approach does have drawbacks. Long-term financing can negatively … [Read more...]

5 Asset Management Best Practices

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Managing fixed assets—the long-term pieces of property used in the production of income—is a challenge that grows exponentially as your company grows. Asset management is a responsibility that requires the best tools, systems, and practices in order to stay on top of things. If you’ve been … [Read more...]

Small Businesses: Using Virtual Inventory to Compete with Amazon


As a consumer, you love the low prices and the vast inventory Amazon offers on a daily basis. On the other hand, if you are a small business, Amazon's enormous warehousing strategies place a large hurdle in your company's path to success. Most small businesses have little choice but to be drawn … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Reduce Inventory Cost


Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your inventory cost, chances are you’re stocking too much inventory. Too much on-hand inventory increases your storage costs—thus your cost of goods sold—and ties up liquid cash. Here are three … [Read more...]

How Investing in Barcodes Saves Money


World Class Controls in the Palm of Your Hand Big box stores, Internet giants, logistic companies, and freight handlers control each step of their operation. By using real-time data they can improve capacity, inventory control, track assets, and increase efficiency. Small to mid-size businesses are … [Read more...]

4 Unsung Reasons Why Running a Classroom is like Operating a Small Business


“You have to do a LOT of bookkeeping,” explains Lynn Maslinkski, a veteran third-grade teacher in Avon, Ohio. “Our bookkeeping involves attendance, keeping track of grades, keeping track of student data, and much more.” Teachers must excel in many of the same operational tasks as small business … [Read more...]

How Can Custom Barcode Labeling Help Your Small Business

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Custom barcode labels help your company identify fixed assets and manufactured or retail products while also maintaining your individual brand. A barcode system that includes built-in, barcode design capability, allows you to generate custom barcode labels that can consist of both images and 2D … [Read more...]

Benefits of Handheld Mobile Computers


According to a Cisco study, 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive.  Mobile computing devices allow these individuals to choose a work location instead of the task determining where work is completed.  Currently, smartphones, tablets, and mobile computers are the … [Read more...]