2015 Small Business Report – Accounting

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Every new year can be challenging for all small businesses as plans are made for the future, especially plans that center around finances.  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 … [Read more...]

Interview with an Expert:
Advice to Grow Your Business Part 2

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In the second installment of Wasp’s interview with Gene Marks, best-selling author and columnist for the New York Times, we continue with the last two trends small businesses should consider as they work to grow in 2015.   Small business leaders’ expectations are high for the new year, and, although … [Read more...]

Interview with an Expert:
Advice to Grow Your Business Part 1

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The economy is in growth mode, hiring is on the rise, and consumer spending is up — it seems small business owners have a lot to look forward to in 2015.  “Most of the business owners that I talk to ... they're looking for 2015 to be a good year,” says Gene Marks, best-selling author and columnist … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide To Barcode Scanner Apps For Iphone & Android

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A question we get around here a lot is "how do I scan barcodes with my phone?" From inventory management to consumer awareness, there are many ways to use barcode scanning technology; additionally, there are convenient barcode scanner apps available for both iphone (iOS) and Android phones. A … [Read more...]

The Anatomy of a Successful Small Business Owner

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According to the Small Business Administration, only 50 percent of small businesses last longer than five years – so how do you ensure that your “million dollar” idea will survive and blossom into a successful business venture? Although there isn’t a definitive recipe for success, the owners of … [Read more...]

Don’t Strike Out: 3 Small Business Tips for Beating “Big League” Competitors

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Stepping up to the plate and starting a small business can be intimidating, especially when you’re facing larger companies with more money and staff. Knock your “big league” competitors out of the park with these three tips for ensuring your small business is an industry all-star. 1.     Be an … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Small Business

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So, you’re thinking about starting your own small business. Maybe you have a grand idea that you would love to share with everyone, or you’d just prefer to be your own boss. Whatever the reason for starting a small business, you’ll need a bit of guidance if you want to avoid some of the common … [Read more...]

Customer Service: Thinking Outside the Big Box

6 Tips for Delivering Great Customer Service

Enterprise companies and big-box retailers are notorious for delivering sub-par customer service. A particularly bad customer service experience with Target.com (the online version of mega-retailer Target) confirmed that notion, and left us wondering – what lessons can SMBs take away from the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use QR Codes

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Looking for a barcode scanner to read QR codes and other 2D barcodes? Try the Wasp WDI4600 2D barcode scanner. What is a QR code? Those little jumbled squares were originally designed to track cars through the manufacturing process, but today, quick response (QR) codes can be found everywhere … [Read more...]

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