Happy Birthday to the Barcode!

There may never be a more understated yet wildly influential and foundational piece of technology than the barcode, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. As the barcode officially bec

How Asset Management Can Benefit Your School This Year

October is here and with it hallways echoing with the sounds of students, lectures, and the day-to-day of school life. Class bells will ring for each period, instructors will prime the budding minds

What Do Small Businesses Use To Track Their Assets?

Most small business owners can attest that there is a lot more to the “business” side of things than they might have originally expected. Selling donuts, handmade crafts, software, or anything else

Toxicity: What It Means To Deal With A Toxic Employee

Most everyone can bring to mind a person in their office who can best be described as “toxic.” Attitude, work ethic, general personality, whatever the characteristic, this person can poison an other

After Harvey And Irma, What Small Businesses Need To Plan For

Hurricane season has been especially deadly, dangerous, and costly this year: Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, not to mention live

You’re the Boss, But Are You A Good One?

What spurred you on to make the jump from employee to employer? Did you want to make your own hours and work at your own pace? Did you want to see your name on a desk placard with the words “Founde

What the Fidget Spinner Trend Teaches Us About Inventory Management

The biggest trend of 2017 so far has got to be fidget spinners. If you have kids, they probably have fidget spinners. You can buy them everywhere from the corner store to Amazon. They come in a vari

The Effects and Preventative Measures That Go Along With Unpaid Invoices

  What do freelancers, solopreneurs, small business owners, and large corporations all share in common? They all run the risk of taking on a client that, for one reason or another, doesn’t pay the

How To Get Rid Of, Sell Or Otherwise Dispose Of Your Fixed Assets

In order for most small businesses to make money, they need both inventory (or a service) and fixed assets, the long-term capital investments used in the production of income. Fixed assets are thing

Your Online Presence: Small Business Websites and How They Can Benefit You

It seems almost inconceivable given the online nature of life today, but more than 50 percent of UK small businesses suffer a lack of significant online presence. In fact, 30 per cent of them don’t

The Unsung Hero of "Game of Thrones"

It’s “Game of Thrones” season again, which means millions of people all over the world are tuning in on Sundays to see how the stories of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the other big players in W

How Barcodes Can Make Attendance Records More Accurate For the Bottom Line

Do you remember the days when you could hand a cardstock ticket to an attendant at the ballpark gates? The rip just before he handed you a stub that reminded you where you could find your seat? Ball

Not Just Delivery: The Future of Commercial Drones

Consumers hold certain expectations when it comes to their parcel delivery. They want it quickly, with as little fuss as possible, and with their order intact and undamaged. How quickly, though, is

How Wimbledon Aces Asset Tracking

The oldest, and widely considered the most prestigious, tennis tournament in the world needs all the advantage it can get when it comes to asset tracking. Wimbledon has been held since 1877 and the

Creative Ways To Use Barcodes Around the World

If you’re a small business owner who recognizes the value of tracking your inventory as it makes its way from the supply chain, you probably already utilize barcodes in some capacity. Either that, o

Be Your Own Boss: The Rise of the Freelance Solopreneur

There’s a certain allure to the thought of being one’s own boss. You (in theory) answer to no one. You can (to an extent) run things as you deem fit. You make the rules (so long as they comply with

Independence Day: How To Ring In America’s Birthday In Your Small Business

America turns 241 years old this July 4th, an opportunity for businesses to show their patriotism through sales and celebrations and its citizens to help keep the economy’s wheels in motion. Discoun

Put Yourself Out There: Small Businesses in the Age of Social Media

Congratulations are in order! You took the steps necessary and joined the ranks of 5.5 million other UK-based small businesses. Welcome to the fold, and now a question: How can you differentiate you

How the Barcode Makes Real-Time Package Tracking Possible

Do me a favor: Go find a package you recently received. Did you find one? Great, now look at the label. Do you see that mass of blocks and black? You should recognize that from other purchases you

5 Important Factors of Efficiency in the Workforce

For as long as WatchGuard Video could remember, they were printing pre-designed label templates through an outside company. At one time, they were spending about $7,000 on custom labels from the lab

Why Do People Love Barcode Printers?

Anyone who works in retail, shipping, or even healthcare and entertainment can tell you the value of a barcode printer. Whether it’s an industrial printer for use in the warehouse or a desktop machi

Physical Inventory Management In A Digital World

Today’s omni-channel consumers want to be able to get their products through the fastest medium possible, whether delivery, ordering online for in-store pickup, or going to an actual store to shop.

15 Things Every Small Business Website Should Have

It’s 2017 - and 44% of small businesses still don’t have a website. Even among the businesses that do have a site, many don’t include basic information like their street address, phone number, and ema

How Small Businesses Can Avoid A United Airlines PR Nightmare

By now you’ve probably seen the video setting the internet on fire: A man, after refusing to be involuntarily removed from United Airlines Flight 3411, dragged down the aisle like human cargo, and r

Tax Season: What Can You Do Better This Year?

Research from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found small businesses pack a punch in the U.S. economy. Of individual income tax returns filed in 2014 (the last time data was available), 46 millio

Barcodes And Improving Healthcare In The UK

Barcodes are often associated with the cash register and buying basic products. Though with the rise of new barcodes, like the ubiquitous 2D barcodes, increasingly consumers are learning there is mo

The Youth Sports Embezzlement Epidemic And Asset Management

There are adults taking hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for the children of their communities and businesses thanks to the failure of making investments in asset management. The connectio

The Tax Break Designed To Help Small Businesses Succeed

We’re have already wrapped up 2016 and are focused on taxes. If you’re a small business owner, we want to know: Have you taken advantage of Section 179 yet? As you may have heard, and even if you

Why Employee Satisfaction Is The Best Investment For Small Businesses

Happy employees are the fundamental building blocks of successful companies. Maintaining high employee satisfaction rates will help prevent your small business from collapsing. Starting a new busin

FreshDirect Shows How Valuable Effective Fresh Food Management Can Be

Food e-commerce giant FreshDirect recently raised $189 million in an investment round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in large part due to the company’s ability to manage its inventory right an

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