The Affordable Care Act and Timekeeping


Although the Obama Administration recently delayed enforcement and reporting requirements of employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015, businesses should use this extra time to better prepare.  As an employer, you need a full understanding of how the law impacts your business … [Read more...]

Why Your Small Business Needs an Asset Tracking Solution Now


An asset management solution is designed to help your small business keep track of valuable items—such as office equipment, tools, vehicles, or mobile devices—that it needs to function properly. These are items that, if lost or damaged, could cost your small business a significant amount of … [Read more...]

4 Ways Asset Management in Education Helps Manage Federal Grant Money


Public schools are funded primarily by state and local government (approximately 40-50% of the total); mostly through local property taxes.  Although the federal government’s contribution may seem small in comparison (9-10%), it’s a significant amount for some districts – money that, if lost, would … [Read more...]

4 Innovative Ways Barcodes Are Being Used

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At Wasp Barcode Technologies, we understand the value barcode technology has across an array of industries, from healthcare to government and manufacturing to business—it’s what we do after all! However, many people still don’t realize the benefits of barcodes, despite seeing them on a daily basis … [Read more...]

U.S. government grants for small businesses


  Grants.Gov The information hub for U.S. Government grants is Grants.Gov. The website emphasizes that federal grants are not benefits or entitlements, but are used for an approved public purpose of support or stimulation. They are not meant to assist individuals and cannot be used by the … [Read more...]

Effective asset management improves your chances of getting a grant

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Grants touch the lives of nearly everyone. From 2007-2012, the US government allocated over 5.2 Trillion grant dollars nationwide. The nature and scope of a grant may vary, but accurate reporting and prudent use of grant funding is critical to becoming a grant recipient. Grantees must be … [Read more...]

Six Video Marketing Tips for YouTube Success


Today, we close the “one million YouTube views” celebration and announce the lucky winner of an iPad mini.  For those of you who didn’t win the iPad, we bestow upon you the gift of knowledge. Read on for a few helpful tips your small business can use to reach your customer on YouTube. A little … [Read more...]

How SMBs can Make Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn


LinkedIn seems like the premier site for professional networking: 50 million members joined LinkedIn in 2012, and more than half of its users are business decision makers. So how can SMBs make meaningful connections without looking as if they’re exploiting the platform for conversions? Read on to … [Read more...]

Pinterest for Small Business


Chances are, you know someone who uses Pinterest to organize and share content on virtual pin boards. Pinterest can also be used as a valuable marketing & sales tool for small businesses, and it’s easy to get started. You probably have electronic images, brochures, and other collateral on hand? … [Read more...]

List Your Business: Take Advantage of Local Directories & Review Sites


If you have a local business, then you have a major advantage over online retailers and other websites trying to rank well in Google. That advantage is local search. Instead of having to compete with thousands to potentially millions of competing websites globally, local businesses can focus their … [Read more...]