Keeping Up With Your Competitors: Small Businesses Can Rock Omnichannel


Small businesses are known for the hometown feel and personal experience. That is very important to building relationships and a loyal customer base. To keep up with larger competitors, creating an online experience has become equally as important. Why? Everyone is wired, from their laptop, to … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes Bridal Shop Owners Make and How to Fix Them

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As sunlight streams through the stained glass windows, the wedding march sounds from the organ loft on this perfect day. It’s THE day. Family and friends fill the church pews; they stand in unison and turn to set their eyes on the star of the show, the beautiful bride.  Stealing the first glimpse of … [Read more...]

When Big Data is Too Big: Making Your Analytic Numbers Count

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You’ve probably heard the buzz phrase “big data” tossed around quite often in business circles. So much that perhaps you’ve kind of tuned it out. You likely have some sort of tracking systems in place, whether it’s for employee productivity, marketing analytics, or inventory management. You’re also … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Welcoming New Employees


As any good business knows, the task of filling a job opening involves more than just hiring a candidate and slotting them into the company framework. The hiring process is just the first step; the next goal is to help the new employee to feel comfortable, welcomed, and prepared to contribute. No … [Read more...]

Benefits of Using a Smart Phone as a Barcode Scanner


As consumers, we rarely think about barcodes as anything more than the series of lines and spaces on the items we bring to the checkout counter. At most, perhaps we note how much quicker and more efficient it is to purchase an item with a barcode than without. Businesses small and large in many … [Read more...]

The Indy 500: The Greatest Spectacle in Inventory Control

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The 500 Days of May The Indianapolis 500 is one of America’s biggest sporting events, and this day of racing reckoning is important not just to racing fans, but to drivers, pit crews, vendors and everyone involved in making sure the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can accommodate and entertain the more … [Read more...]

Bankrupt: 3 Takeaways From the Demise of Oreck


Oreck failed to grow with changing consumer trends which allowed competitors to earn a large share of the market.  The Oreck family lost more than their family business in the summer of 2013 when they were forced to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. They lost a legacy that David Oreck had built for … [Read more...]

Keeping Up With The Competitors: With Small Business, It’s Personal

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As a small business owner, it’s all too easy to look at your larger counterparts and wonder how you can possibly compete. Whatever industry you are in, don’t be discouraged by the deep pockets of the big box retailer, and don’t compare. Being a small business owner gives you a lot of advantage in … [Read more...]

What To Look For In Asset Management Software


If it’s valuable to your business, you better know where it is and how it’s doing. Asset management software is designed to help organizations efficiently track and maintain the resources and property they own and compiles data on items’ value, physical location, use history and more. While … [Read more...]

Look For These 7 User-Friendly Features In Asset Management Software


Asset management practices and tools have evolved as technology has evolved. Years ago, people had only Excel or some other spreadsheet to track their assets, but the information was always outdated and ran a pretty high risk of data entry, formula and sorting errors. Accounting software tried … [Read more...]