The Impact of Analytics on Your Business


“The ability to predict future business trends with reasonable accuracy will be one of the crucial competitive advantages of this new decade,” SAS CEO Jim Goodnight recently blogged. “And you won't be able to do that without analytics.” Business analytics can make or break a business in today’s … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Your Small Business For Tax Season

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April is fast approaching, which means that it’s tax season for individuals and businesses alike. If you’re a new small business owner, this may be your first year preparing and filing taxes on behalf of your company. Tackling your company’s taxes alone is not uncommon: 46 percent of SMB owners … [Read more...]

How Kanye West Can Run a More Profitable Fashion Empire

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Only someone as outspoken and perhaps egocentric as Kanye West could manage to overshadow himself just hours before dropping a long-awaited album. Mr. West did just that by taking to Twitter, in the midst of his release of The Life Of Pablo, to announce that he was $53 million dollars in … [Read more...]

Why Are We Using 30 Year Old Technology Today?


Excel was never designed to track  inventory or other assets; today’s growing businesses are ditching the 30-year-old spreadsheet in favor of real-time asset management systems. Spreadsheets haven’t changed much since they hit the business scene in the late 70s. VisiCalc, the first computer … [Read more...]

What Time Clock System is Best for Your Business?


Technology has vastly altered the business landscape over the last few years, changing the way we communicate and collaborate with co-workers, employers and peers alike. Yet the biggest changes are mostly consumer-facing, allowing customers to shop via mobile devices or leave feedback via social … [Read more...]

The Keys to Effective Tool Crib Management


Tool Crib Organization Tactics To Help Your Business Succeed Being able to find your tools efficiently is crucial for your business to thrive. Using the right tool for the job is a wise adage. If you want to use the tool you have to be able to find it efficiently. When it comes to a tool belt or … [Read more...]

Why Invest in Inventory Tracking Software

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Why Inventory Tracking Software Is A Critical Investment Running a small business often means making tough decisions about how to spend and where to invest your limited capital. You simply can’t get everything you want, but when it comes to inventory the decision is easy, invest in inventory … [Read more...]

10 Facts You Should Know About the Small Business Report


In early 2015, the marketing department at Wasp Barcode Technologies was searching for small business numbers to use as a comparison with their own growth, goals and direction.  When we weren’t able to find the information we needed, we decided to survey small business owners and executives … [Read more...]

5 Ways Asset Management Technology Helps Business


Despite great strides in asset management technology over the last several years, many businesses continue to cling to their inadequate Excel spreadsheets, pens on paper, and other manual practices when tracking fixed assets. Small businesses with poor accounting methods and operational … [Read more...]

What SMBs Need to Know About 2016’s Business Challenges


U.S. small business owners are an optimistic group According to the 2016 State of Small Business Report, 71 percent of them expect to increase revenue in 2016, a 14 percent increase over 2015’s revenue optimism. [Tweet "71 percent of small businesses surveyed expect to increase revenue in … [Read more...]