Ultimate Guide To Barcode Scanner Apps For Iphone & Android


A question we get around here a lot is "how do I scan barcodes with my phone?" From inventory management to consumer awareness, there are many ways to use barcode scanning technology; additionally, there are convenient barcode scanner apps available for both iphone (iOS) and Android phones. A … [Read more...]

Benefits of Choosing the Right Retail POS Software


  Not all Retail POS Software are Equal When growing businesses find they must choose their retail point of sale systems, they quickly discover those available do not all have the same capabilities. That was the case with Rod Works as it experienced successful growth. Unfortunately, making … [Read more...]

Never Too Small: Why Any-Sized Company Should Track Inventory


Managing Change and Constants With Inventory Control Systems Today’s small business owners have significant advantages over those of just a couple of decades ago. Advances in technology make many aspects of business more efficient and offer a number of effective tools. From basic information … [Read more...]

Big Data and the Supply Chain


As companies continue to collect increasingly larger volumes of marketing and analytic data over time, something unexpected has occurred: data sets often become so incredibly large and unwieldy that they are difficult to manage, analyze, and even store. Nevertheless, these large data sets are … [Read more...]

Top 5 SMB Articles From February 2014


This article is part of our bi-monthly series to keep you informed of the most current, popular topics in the best small business news publications. Fast Answers About 1099 Forms for Independent Workers By Anita Campbell for Small Business Trends ”As a U.S. business owner, if you hire … [Read more...]

Wasp Welcomes Back “The Profit” for Season 2


Anyone who tuned in to the first season of “The Profit” on CNBC should be aware of Marcus Lemonis’ 3 P’s philosophy.  The core of his ideology centers on the fact that business success hinges upon the effective management of People, Process, and Product.  On February 25th, “The Profit” returned for … [Read more...]

Methods of Asset Depreciation


Depreciation is a topic many people find confusing, but the basic concept of depreciation is not particularly complicated. In fact, depreciation is simply a method of allocating the cost of a tangible asset over the expected useful life of the asset. As a simple example, a machine that cost $1,000 … [Read more...]

Key Responsibilities of an Inventory Manager


Efficient inventory management is crucial to the success of a business, and as such it’s incredibly important to hire a cap able inventory manager. Salary.com lists the median expected salary for an inventory manager in the United States at $78,760; this isn’t surprising considering these … [Read more...]

Shopping Habits: Avoid the Supply Chain Breakdown


Knowing consumers’ holiday purchasing habits could have prevented UPS’s inability to deliver packages on time for Christmas. Recognizing on-line sales continue to increase, especially when retailers frequently offer the best deals right before Christmas, UPS should have taken their own advice and … [Read more...]

Asset Tracking In Tough Industries


Keeping track of business assets, such as laptops, mobile devices, and medical equipment, is a difficult undertaking for any small business owner. It can be even more challenging when valuable assets are used in tough industries that are fast-paced, high stress, or just dangerous because of the … [Read more...]