Inventory Management 101


Almost every business carries inventory, regardless of the organization’s size. Inventory includes raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods. No matter which category a business’ current stock falls within, those items need to be counted and tracked. Accuracy determines whether a company … [Read more...]

Small Business in 2015: Eight Stats You’ll Want to Share


Before we went about creating our 2015 State of Small Business Report, we scoured the Internet for concrete numbers that would help us compare our company’s growth and direction to other small businesses – but all we could find were theories. For that reason, we developed a study to collect data … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail


Most entrepreneurs start a new business with dreams of success, but the unfortunate fact is, too many of them fail.  The U.S. Census Bureau showed the reality in hard terms – 400,000 small businesses opened and 470,000 SMBs closed their doors just last year. According to the Small Business … [Read more...]

Small Businesses are Bullish on the Economy


2014 ended with a bang: the stock market finished with near record highs, unemployment rates fell to 5.8% (almost a full point below predictions), and economic growth reached an 11-year high during the third quarter.  As a result, small business leaders are more confident in the economy and have … [Read more...]

5 Key Benefits of Barcode Software


From healthcare to education, the uses of barcodes are far-reaching and, as a result, so are the benefits of the software used to create and scan these barcodes. Aren’t using barcode software yet? Here are five key benefits of barcode software that might just make you change your mind: Easily … [Read more...]

2015 State of Small Business Report


The New Year is a challenging time for all small businesses as we reflect back on the previous year and plan for the future.  At Wasp Barcode, we continue to hear from our small business partners that industry-wide metrics, specific to small and medium sized business, are difficult to find and are … [Read more...]

QR Codes for Mobile Payments and Social Media


A QR code, or Quick Response code, is a 2D barcode that can store more than 4,000 alphanumeric characters in a limited space. QR codes are often used to link directly to a URL, including social media properties, but that’s not the only way QR codes can be used. There are a number of ways … [Read more...]

Four Reasons to Beware the Fixed Asset Spreadsheet


Have you ever asked yourself: Why should I pay for asset tracking software when we can use an application like Excel or Google Drive? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many businesses use Excel and Google Drive to track assets.  Is this a good solution, or are fixed asset spreadsheets just a … [Read more...]