When Vegas Goes Viral: Reputation Management Online


Tips to monitor your business reputation online, plus how to handle any haters. The power of the average consumer is stronger than ever. Blame the Internet and more specifically, social media for this. Blogs, review sites, Facebook, Twitter, and more provide the infrastructure where a single … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Combat Rising Healthcare Costs


Healthcare costs have been on the rise for years now. According to healthaffairs.org, the cost of healthcare has more than tripled from 1990 to 2009, and is expected to reach a whopping 19.6% of GDP in 2019. The burden of increased healthcare costs falls on employees and business owners, and can be … [Read more...]

Ramping up for the Holidays: How Your Small Business Can Prepare


30 days until Black Friday. 60 days until Christmas. If your eyes just bulged out of your head, or you’re experiencing a moment of panic, then it’s likely that you’re a small business owner. Holidays can be a scary time for businesses and their employees, so it’s important to start preparing now. … [Read more...]

The Upside of Negative Feedback: How to use negative feedback to improve your small business


Today's post is brought to us by Andrea Georgi, the direct marketing manager at Wasp Barcode Technologies. Recently, our organization upgraded from an out-of-the-box email marketing solution to a home-grown email marketing product with a lot more flexibility. An automatic forwarding feature lets … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Make the Most of a Trade Show


Today’s guest post is brought to you by Powers Scanning Solutions. Powers Scanning Solutions is an Atlanta, Georgia-based value-added reseller (VAR) specializing in asset and inventory tracking solutions. For more information, visit www.barcodeanything.net These days there seem to be trade shows … [Read more...]

Small Business Showdown


Do you think your small business is better than all the rest? Now you have a chance to claim the ultimate bragging rights. Wasp Barcode is challenging all small business owners in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to prove they have the best small business in our first ever Small Business Showdown. We’re … [Read more...]

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


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...]

Flirting With Disaster | Tips on how your business can prepare


The 2011 hurricane season may already be underway, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to prepare. And with the recent storms that brought devastating floods and tornadoes to much of the southern and mid-western states, it’s important for your business to be prepared for any disaster. Natural … [Read more...]

How do Barcodes Work, Anyway?


Barcodes are everywhere – from the detergent you buy in a store, to the books you check out from a library, and even your driver’s license (check the back). Although we’re accustomed to seeing barcodes on a daily basis, most of us don’t give much thought to how these striped graphics work, or how … [Read more...]

Going Up? 5 Reasons SMBs are Looking to Cloud Computing


Cloud computing has been an industry buzzword for some time, and rightly so—cloud computing is a smart option for any small business. In fact, the number of small businesses using cloud computing is expected to grow from 7% to 10% by the end of 2011. But before diving into all the reasons why your … [Read more...]