Are Small Businesses Looking Forward to President Trump?

While there’s plenty of interesting data in the Wasp Barcode State of Small Business Report this year, one section stands out: Because we’re in the early days of 2017, and Trump's presidency, respondents—over 1,100 small business owners and executive leaders—were asked for their outlook in regards … [Read more...]

25 Things Every Small Business Website Needs

Nearly half of all small businesses don’t have websites. It’s incredible, but true, at least according to the infographic, Customer-Friendly Websites, published in December of last year. According to this study, only 51% of small businesses have a website. If you’re the owner of a … [Read more...]

What is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday is a community event celebrating the retail businesses and services that support your community. It’s most popular date is the Saturday just after Thanksgiving. Think of it as supporting your community’s business owners who provide jobs, as well as their customers, who love … [Read more...]

National Boss’s Day: 4 Ways to Be a Great Boss Today and All Year Long

Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day, is Thursday, October 16th. Dedicated to all employers, National Boss Day is meant to improve the relationship between employers and their staff. Although there are tips for winning over your boss and tips for celebrating the holiday, the day … [Read more...]

Managing Assets for the Most Expensive Olympic Event to Date

The 2014 Winter Olympics, hosted in Sochi, Russia, will involve fifteen events over the course of 17 days. Hosting the 22nd Winter Olympics is no simple task: throughout this time there will be a tremendous volume of construction, utility routing, infrastructure maintenance, and asset management … [Read more...]

We Wish You a Happy Birthday, Barcode!

The patent for the barcode was filed in the United States in 1952.  Today marks the 61st anniversary of the barcode.  Last year, for the 60th anniversary, we shared a barcode anniversary infographic providing some key takeaways. The barcode was invented to help track inventory at grocery … [Read more...]

September 2013 SMB News Recap

Read our monthly review of business news stories for the small to mid-size market. September headlines from around the web brought to you by the Wasp Buzz. How Small Businesses Should Plan for Disasters Bloomberg Businessweek The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that one-quarter … [Read more...]

3 Technical Tools for Teachers During Back to School Time

From parents frantically buying school supplies to kids with back to school anxiety, back to school time can be a little crazy for everyone and teachers are no exception. Are your Augusts spent organizing classrooms and preparing lesson plans? This blog is for you. Here are three tech tools teachers … [Read more...]

5 Lessons Any Small Business Owner Can Learn from Watching CNBC’s ‘The Profit’

 CNBC’s, The Profit, starring businessman Marcus Lemonis, should be required, must-see-TV for any small business owner.  The show is a unique hybrid between Shark Tank and Bar Rescue.  Mr. Lemonis, the uber-successful CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, evaluates struggling, small … [Read more...]

Why Do Good Employees Quit and What is It Costing Your Company?

How To Keep Your Best Employees and Reduce Turnover Finding good employees is tough. Keeping them can often be even tougher. Currently, the median time an employee spends at a company is 4.6 years. Losing a good employee is hard, especially if you thought things were going well and it comes as a … [Read more...]