Ghost Assets: Why Should You Care?

Wonder what happened to that laptop you know you saw around the office last year?  Or a desk you’re certain was put into storage?  They’re listed on your fixed asset ledger, but are nowhere to be fo

RFID: The Potential of Distance and Data

Do you remember when you last bought a book from a brick-and-mortar? Did you leaf through the pages only to see a small white square fall from the book? Notice how the back seems like a basic outlin

Top 10 Small Business Bloggers

Running a small business is the ultimate exercise in continuing education. There's always something new to learn. And if you want to grow your business? Get ready to double your knowledge again. Fo

The Basics of Asset Management: What It Can Do and How You Can Do It

Whatever happened to that tablet Phil took home a few weeks to try the remote program? Did Lisa ever return the smartphone you gave her for business purposes? Did she turn it in with her notice? Whe

The Productivity of a New Generation of Scanners

Believe it or not, barcode scanners are getting better, and their improvement will herald in good times for the small business owners who have invested in barcode technology. Anyone who’s recently

Inventory Management: How To Handle the Blur

Welcome to the beginning of the Hello-it’s-Spring-no-wait-Easter-I-mean-Memorial-Day-and-what-do-we-have-where season! Are you ready for the coming sales and promos sure to boost profits into the c

What's Causing Such High Tax Bills For Your Small Business

It’s a question that private citizens and business owners alike ask themselves often: Am I paying too much in taxes? Taxes: We love to hate them. Of course, many of us understand the value of payin

Four Target Areas To Keep Your Doors Open

Uncertain economic times helped cause a 20-point downshift in small business confidence over the last year. Approximately 60 percent of UK SBEs felt “optimistic” about their companies’ prospects in

Tips For Filing Your Business Taxes Last Minute

It’s tax season. In fact, it’s been tax season for a few months now. If you’re a small business owner reading this, you know that the window to file your taxes is slowly closing. What to do if you h

Reasons To Make Inventory Management Part Of Your Small Business

László Bíró’s UK patent for the ballpoint pen turns 80. Some of us consider ourselves lucky if we can manage to keep track of the same pen for 80 days! So why do a full third of UK SBs continue to

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need Inventory Cloud

If you use the internet in 2017, it’s likely that you use cloud computing in some capacity. Everything from social media to Adobe Photoshop now syncs with the cloud, which makes it easy to post phot

FMD, S4S, and ADS: The Future of Medicinal Barcodes

9 February 2019 will bring a new level of safety into medicinal practices. On that date, the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will go into effect. Under the FMD, all prescription medicine pac

The Benefits of Custom Barcode Labels

Businesses everywhere are starting to recognize the value of the humble barcode. While consumers may not think much about the simple lines-and-spaces pattern affixed to their grocery purchases, thos

Top 10 Blogs of 2017

Many professionals take the time to revisit the successes and failures from the previous year each January. This practice helps to make new goals and develop new strategies for the future. We at W

Red Saturday: Valentine’s answer to Black Friday

Black Friday alone once signaled the start of the Christmas shopping season. Once online shopping became commonplace, we saw the inclusion of Cyber Monday. Days of deals galore dedicated to the hunt

How New Data Protection Will Affect Small Businesses

Data protection measures in the EU will soon receive an upgrade more than five years in the making. As of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, two years after

How Do They Print Super Bowl Champion Shirts So Quickly

When it comes to Super Bowl merchandise, the most common question people ask is, “What happens to all those pre-made shirts with the losing team on them?” The answer is, it depends—but you might see

The Wage Theft Epidemic

In a perfect world, nobody would steal from anybody, and we’d all get exactly what we deserve all the time. Unfortunately, we instead live in a world where companies steal approximately $15 billion

Escape the Office: Remote Work For the SBE

You can admit the truth: It gets tiresome, doesn’t it? The same four walls day in, day out, of the office. And the commute? Tied up in traffic or queued for the underground: It cuts into your day, yo

Curbside Service: How Small Businesses Can Join the Delivery Scene

One appealing feature of ordering a pizza is that you can almost always find somewhere that delivers to you. Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, even local, one-shop pizzerias will hire drivers to carry your di

Time To Computerize: Asset Management Through Technology

Half a century ago, Star Trek made us believe one day we could explore and discover with the full benefit of our databases at our fingertips. Press a button and you could update your files. Flip a s

Back to Basics: How To Clear Out Your Excess Holiday Merchandise

The season is almost to an end. It's almost time to take down the tree, tuck away the ornaments, and ready yourself for the leftovers: Holiday goods that failed to sell and returned the holiday merc

Inventory Management Concerns In The Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry, from clinics to labs and family practices to hospitals, use a vast amount of specialized equipment, materials, and medications to serve patients. In order to store and organ

So This Is Christmas: How Small Businesses Can Survive the Holiday Season

For anyone who runs small businesses in the UK, chances are your holiday plans remained steady ever since you opened your doors: You work the Christmas holiday. Most likely, you work New Year's as w

How To Enjoy the Holidays Even If You're A Small Business Owner

Small business owners know that there’s really no such thing as a vacation. Especially in the first months and even years of the life of the business, it can feel like every day is make-or-break, an

How NFL Teams Could Benefit From Asset Management

Another NFL season is kicking into gear, and as always, we the fans are worried about just one thing: How our teams are doing. Will we win this Sunday? Make the playoffs? Claim the Super Bowl trophy

How To Stuff A Stocking: Inventory Tips For The Pending Holidays

It’s that time of year again: The holidays are upon us and business shall soon boom! Are you ready? No, really: Are you? How did your small business prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays? P

Why Sports Stadiums Are Upping Their Inventory Management Game

We are in the full throes of baseball season, which means millions of fans across the country are headed to MLB ballparks to hear the crack of the bat and watch for home run balls headed their way.

Autumn Cleaning: Why Wait Until Spring To Make Things Tidy?

We all make jokes about spring cleaning: We throw open the shutters to air out the musty air of winter and breathe in renewal. Funny how that carries over to our businesses as well. Out with the old

How Hospitals Are Boosting Patient Care With Barcodes

The next time you go to hospital, pay special attention to the band affixed to your wrist in triage. Notice the printed barcode? Once the nurse clasps it to you, watch as she places stickers to your

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