Retail Point of Sales blog Posts

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...]

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...]

10 Tweetable Facts about the Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics are quickly approaching! We are excited to see how the most expensive games (at $51 billion) will go and cheer on the over 2,500 athletes participating. To get you in the conversation, we’ve compiled some interesting facts and figures about the upcoming games and made … [Read more...]

3 Holiday Inventory Management Tips for Small Businesses

“The holiday season can represent as much as 20–40% of annual sales” for some retailers, says the National Retail Federation. When items are quickly going in and out of stock and returns are being made in larger volumes than usual, small businesses that don’t have an automated way to keep up with … [Read more...]

The Small Business Expo: an inside look

Last week, the Small Business Expo danced through Big D. The event claims to be the largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners and will hit many major US cities this fall and in early 2014 (See schedule here). Exhibitors included resource agencies like the … [Read more...]

Inventory controls: want more business next month?

Effective inventory control helps businesses maximize sales, speed turnaround and meet consumer demand during high volume sales peaks. Holiday sales peaks - namely Christmas and Thanksgiving - account for as much as 40% of annual revenues for small businesses. What do we do on holidays? We … [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...]

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...]

Payroll Tax Increase 2013: What Small Businesses Need to Know

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Congress’s feckless attempts to avoid the 2013 payroll tax increase flopped, and the rate jumped 2 percentage points - to 6.2 percent - in early January. The tax helps pay for Social Security and Medicare. Assessed on the first $113,700 of compensation (maximum $7,049.40 per individual), the … [Read more...]

Smart HR: Employee On-boarding

This week, we've shared HR insights on motivation & morale, turnover, and interviewing for the right fit. Since 25% of the working population undergoes some type of career transition each year, you want to hold on to the superstars you hire. Let's discuss the importance of on-boarding in … [Read more...]