Brad Vinson

Brad Vinson

Product Marketing Manager at Wasp Barcode Technologies
Brad Vinson is a Product Marketing Manager at Wasp, responsible for development and execution of the MobileAsset solutions.
Brad Vinson
Brad Vinson

What Do Small Businesses Use To Track Their Assets?

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Most small business owners can attest that there is a lot more to the “business” side of things than they might have originally expected. Selling donuts, handmade crafts, software, or anything else requires stringent accounting, so as to remain both legally compliant and economically sound. One … [Read more...]

After Harvey And Irma, What Small Businesses Need To Plan For

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Hurricane season has been especially deadly, dangerous, and costly this year: Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, not to mention lives, and Hurricane Irma is making it’s way through Florida and the rest of the southeast as of this … [Read more...]

The Youth Sports Embezzlement Epidemic And Asset Management

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There are adults taking hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for the children of their communities and businesses thanks to the failure of making investments in asset management. The connection is stronger than you might think. For many businesses, fixed asset management means ensured … [Read more...]

The Tax Break Designed To Help Small Businesses Succeed

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We’re have already wrapped up 2016 and are focused on taxes. If you’re a small business owner, we want to know: Have you taken advantage of Section 179 yet? As you may have heard, and even if you haven’t, you need to get together with your accountant and discuss why. The end of 2015 was marked … [Read more...]

Asset Tracking For Schools Throughout the Year

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As the school year starts, the last thing you want to think about is the end of year audits and asset tracking, but the truth is, you know it is coming, and there is no better time to think about it than early in the year. If you start tracking right now, the end of the year will be a cause for … [Read more...]

Avoiding Asset Management Mishaps In Schools

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How poor asset management can affect school beyond budgetary matters School seems so much different in this modern era than it did in my childhood! Children appear to learn so much more in much less time and in vastly different ways.  Also, the backpacks I've seen kids carrying around seem to … [Read more...]

Asset Management Horror Stories

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Do you know how much your assets are costing you? If you aren't using asset management tracking software, you probably don’t and it can be the start of your own asset management horror story. That’s because your business might be one of the 55 percent of small businesses that either use … [Read more...]

What is a Ghost Asset?

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A fixed asset is a long-term piece of property that is used in the production of income, such as office equipment, machinery, vehicles or real estate. Considering that fixed assets are normally some of the largest and most important investments a company makes, one would think that they would always … [Read more...]

Keeping our Protectors Protected With Asset Management

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The agenda for a recent city council meeting in Plano, TX included a resolution authorizing $362,246 in spending on helmets, plate carriers, and rifle-rated hard armor plates for the Plano Police Department. In Oxford, Al, the city recently approved $218,000 in spending for a Lenco Bearcat G-2 … [Read more...]

Asset Management and Education Compliance – The More You Know

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Using Barcode Technology For Education Grant Compliance Innocent mistakes and minor thefts can often add up to big losses. An investigation by CBS in Philadelphia uncovered $88,000 in missing equipment from a random education compliance check of only 125 items at 10 schools. If those numbers hold … [Read more...]