August 2013 SMB News Recap


Read our monthly review of business news stories for the small to mid-size market. August headlines from around the web brought to you by the Wasp Buzz. Behind-the-Scenes Barcodes Benefit Patients, Doctors, Hospitals Wasp Buzz You don’t typically think about barcodes when you go to the … [Read more...]

Behind-the-Scenes Barcodes Benefit Patients, Doctors, Hospitals


Barcode hardware and software play a larger, more important role in healthcare than you might think.  You don’t think about barcodes when you go to your doctor to get a cough diagnosed or to a hospital to have your gall bladder removed. But think for a minute about what hospitals and medical … [Read more...]

Scan this: medication administration made easy with barcode technology


All About Kids Pediatrics really is all about kids. They keep approximately 2,000 of them healthy each month. In doing so they deliver a lot of preventive care services, like vaccinations. Every shot administered involves extensive reporting and documentation requirements.  Take a look at vaccine … [Read more...]

Small Business Survival Part 2


We've discussed the importance of planning. Your business plan is the documentation of that planning - one of the most important documents you will create as a business owner. It can get you started on the right foot or doom you to disaster. Your plan should include projections for your business … [Read more...]

Spring forward into time saving business technology


The APA estimates that businesses can reduce their annual payroll expense by up to 4% by implementing an automated time tracking system.  If you are considering whether or not to automate, here are the most important things to consider: What to measure First consider what you are trying to … [Read more...]

Small Business Survival Part One

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According to the Small Business Administration, about half of all small businesses fail within five years and 20 percent do not last two years.  However, the number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982 and provide 55% of all jobs since the 1970s. Small businesses are … [Read more...]

Why Small Businesses Integrate Their Inventory Management & Accounting Systems


Inventory management is about knowing exactly where and how many of an item you have in your warehouse.  So it makes sense that to ensure your inventory asset value on your financial reports matches what is physically in stock one would integrate their inventory package  and account package. 3 Key … [Read more...]

Two Essential Budgets for Small Businesses


A small business owner must take affirmative steps to protect the company assets. Of the several types of financial controls used by small businesses, these two budgets represent the minimum oversight required of all owners. Anything less and you are putting your business at risk of exceeding your … [Read more...]

9 online FREE-sources Your Business Can Bank On


Doing business in the cloud: IT Outsourcing on steroids? Cloud and web-based functions are still considered risky to some businesses, but perhaps not as risky as you think. You might already be using “the cloud” without knowing it. Working remotely? Try Skype for business meetings in the … [Read more...]

Smart HR: What Causes Turnover?


I’m asked this question a lot.  Let’s examine some of the issues surrounding attrition. Turnover is the result of only two things; unfortunately, they are big pillars and many factors go into them.  The first is a poor company culture; the second is a poor total rewards package (TR).  Yes, if … [Read more...]