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...]

Can Asset Tracking Help Educators Justify Standing Desks?


Students who used raised desks, with stools nearby, burned 15 percent more calories compared to students using traditional sitting desks, according to research conducted and published by a Texas A&M associate professor earlier this year. The trend of standing desks has gained popularity in … [Read more...]

Managing Inventory during the Holiday Season


It doesn’t matter if you sell shovels or phones, during the holidays a lot of goods are flying out the door. Making a list and checking it twice makes sense for small business owners managing inventory during the holidays—otherwise known as a physical inventory audit. Rachel Ann Austin draws … [Read more...]

Should Your Business Be Using QR Codes?


Are QR codes dead? Ask Google that question and you get a variety of different headlines and just as many opinions.  A number of journalists have provided arguments for and against using QR codes in business. In her Ad Age article, “QR Codes Are Dead, Trampled by Easier-to-Use Apps,” B.L. Ochman … [Read more...]

Year-End Write-Offs That Could Change Your Financial Statement


With the calendar year drawing to a close, many businesses are looking at what can be done to improve their financial position for the new year. According to CNBC, there are a number of inventory and asset-focused activities that your small business can complete this month to help take advantage of … [Read more...]