How Onboarding Can Improve Employee Retention

Have you ever been in this situation: You take pain-staking measures to find the best qualified candidates for an open position at your company. Finally, after receiving scores of resumes and conduc

4 Ways to Reduce Cost with Equipment Tracking

You didn’t start your business to manage equipment, and as your company grows, keeping track of this equipment can often feel like a heavy burden and a time consuming process. However, when done wit

How Small Businesses Can Work With Working Parents

In just one moment, life changes. A baby is born, and nothing will ever be the same again. You are now a parent, but you are also a working professional. Juggling parenthood and a career is somethin

How Suppliers and Retailers Improve Supply Chain

Most will agree that when there is cooperation between retailers and their suppliers, a more profitable and leaner supply chain is the result. Take these stats, for example: -Revenue has increased

The Overlooked Costs of Running A Small Business

Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a great idea can start a small business, the trick is staying profitable and successful past the honeymoon stage. Only about half of all small businesses wi

Two Crucial Steps When Entering the E-commerce Arena

If you’re a small business owner in 2016, you’re likely aware that you need not just an online presence for marketing and advertising, but an e-commerce presence as well. Entering the world of e-com

How Inventory Management Helps Restaurants Improve Online Sales

Few urges are as difficult to satisfy as the craving for a certain food. Many of us know how it feels to want a late-night sushi roll, or a mid-afternoon dessert to power through the rest of the wor

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity is, “The collective mixture of differences and similarities that include, for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences

Getting Back To The Basics of Customer Service

Customer service can make or break a business. Just as stellar service can keep customers coming back, bad customer service can send clients running for the hills. Unfortunately people have become

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Can Harness Your Big Data

An inventory management system provides you with a plethora of data. You can gather information on everything, from real-time stock levels to customer behavior and trends. The problem is many compan

8 Ways to Accomplish Improved Employee Engagement

Organisations all across the board do their best to ensure employees are committed to the organisation’s goals and values, remaining motivated, contributing to the company’s success and maintaining

How Brexit Will Affect Small Businesses In the U.S. For Years To Come

On June 23, 2016, in a controversial decision that shocked the world, 51.9% of Brits voted to leave the European Union. No matter what will end up happening (Britain has two years to finalize negoti

Asset Management and Education Compliance - The More You Know

Using Barcode Technology For Education Grant Compliance Innocent mistakes and minor thefts can often add up to big losses. An investigation by CBS in Philadelphia uncovered $88,000 in missing equip

Utilizing Social Media to Promote Your Brand

When over 75% of all online users are on social media, your small-to-medium sized business can choose to utilize media marketing tactics for your advantage or simply slip through the crack and miss

How Barcodes Are Revolutionizing Consumer Nutrition

If you’ve been to the grocery store, you’re familiar with 1D barcodes: They’re the pattern of vertical bars and spaces that represent a numerical code, which in turn corresponds to a file in the sto

Is Your Business Tracking these 6 KPIs?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are benchmarks that help identify growth areas within your business. In other words, they’re basically the gages that tell you how your operations are functioning.

Learning 3 New Reasons to Improve Asset Management

A place of education is responsible for providing students with the lessons they need in order to learn and improve academic intelligence. A place of education, just like any other organisation, is

Making Inventory Markdowns Work For Your Small Business

Customers of all types look forward to seasonal clearances. Why wouldn't they? The drastic markdowns save them a lot of money.  In fact, I walked into my local dollar store and noticed it still had

Four Things You MUST Think About Before a Disaster Strikes Your Business

Remember that time when the tornado sirens were blaring and you didn’t take cover? Why was that? Did you think the odds were in your favor and it wouldn’t happen to you? Hopefully, you were right

Keeping Up With Your Competitors: Small Businesses Can Rock Omnichannel

Small businesses are known for the hometown feel and personal experience. That is very important to building relationships and a loyal customer base. To keep up with larger competitors, creating an

8 Characteristics of a Celebrated Manager

The type of manager at Apple won’t necessarily lead their team in the same manor as a manager at McDonald’s. However, in order for both of them to become celebrated managers, there are specific quali

5 Mistakes Bridal Shop Owners Make and How to Fix Them

As sunlight streams through the stained glass windows, the wedding march sounds from the organ loft on this perfect day. It’s THE day. Family and friends fill the church pews; they stand in unison a

When Big Data is Too Big: Making Your Analytic Numbers Count

You’ve probably heard the buzz phrase “big data” tossed around quite often in business circles. So much that perhaps you’ve kind of tuned it out. You likely have some sort of tracking systems in pla

What Happens When UK Consumers Don't Download Retail Apps

In the United Kingdom, 59% of consumers who use smartphones are not downloading retail apps since the apps don’t align with the in-store and website shopping experience. As stated in a Forbes articl

10 Tips For Welcoming New Employees

As any good business knows, the task of filling a job opening involves more than just hiring a candidate and slotting them into the company framework. The hiring process is just the first step; the

10 Ways to Motivate Employees

Successful businesses are the product of customer and employee satisfaction. There are many other factors that determine an organisation’s overall success and even specific reasons as to why small b

Benefits of Using a Smart Phone as a Barcode Scanner

As consumers, we rarely think about barcodes as anything more than the series of lines and spaces on the items we bring to the checkout counter. At most, perhaps we note how much quicker and more ef

The Indy 500: The Greatest Spectacle in Inventory Control

The 500 Days of May The Indianapolis 500 is one of America’s biggest sporting events, and this day of racing reckoning is important not just to racing fans, but to drivers, pit crews, vendors and eve

Bankrupt: 3 Takeaways From the Demise of Oreck

Oreck failed to grow with changing consumer trends which allowed competitors to earn a large share of the market.  The Oreck family lost more than their family business in the summer of 2013 when th

3 Important Efficiencies in the Workplace

Sometimes 24 hours just isn’t enough time to accomplish everything we set out to do in the day. Subtract the 16 hours set aside for sleeping, eating, resting, etc. and you’re left with the standard

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