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...]

We’ve Hired 37,000 Security Contractors for the Sochi Olympics, Now What?


The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and the event has already proven itself to be the most expensive Winter Olympic Games of all time. According to CNN, the 17-day event will cost Russia at least $50 billion. In fact, Russia spent $8.7 billion just to build a new railway in … [Read more...]

12 Impactful Small Business Articles in 2013


  For this list of impactful, small business articles in 2013, we looked to six leading small business news publications.  We found their top-ranked articles on topics that make a difference in a small business’ bottom line - including how to make operations more efficient, how to make … [Read more...]

Year in Review – Our Top Posts of the Year


As we wrap up 2013 and embark on an exciting new year, we wanted to reflect on some of the information we shared on the Wasp blog. Since January, we’ve written blog posts about everything from inventory tracking and asset management to the small business industry in general. Make sure you haven’t … [Read more...]

The Risks of Pen & Paper Timekeeping


Relying on a manual input method (Excel, punch cards, paper time sheets) to track time and attendance, rather than an automated system, places your company at risk.  According to a 2011 report conducted by the Aberdeen Group, one-in-three companies still use manual timekeeping methods regardless of … [Read more...]

The Affordable Care Act and Timekeeping


Although the Obama Administration recently delayed enforcement and reporting requirements of employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015, businesses should use this extra time to better prepare.  As an employer, you need a full understanding of how the law impacts your business … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Manage Your Business So It Doesn’t Manage You


As a small business owner, we don’t need to tell you for how much you are responsible. You are very aware of these (sometimes overwhelming) responsibilities that come with managing your small business. It doesn’t have to be that way. Below are three ways to help make your small business more … [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...]

Indicators of exceptional time clock systems


Exceptional time clock systems account for your labor expenses with minimal hands-on adjustments or computations. Since human capital is the largest investment your business will make, it makes sense to implement an effective system that continuously monitors payroll. For the savvy business owner, … [Read more...]

5 ways for small business owners to reduce stress


According to Bolt Insurance, 44% of small business owners believe the stress of running their business has damaged their health. Below are ways for small business owners to eliminate stress. Balance According to a study by Bellevue University, 65% of Americans are stressed to their limits. Be … [Read more...]