Better Business Through Software

April 11, 2017

To compete in today’s competitive economy, small businesses—especially fledgling businesses that have yet to establish a foothold in their market—need to seize every opportunity they can to get a leg up. More than ever before, this process of turning over every stone looking for business advantages involves utilizing business software. There are several reasons why business software is more important to businesses in a diverse set of industries than ever before. For one, more businesses th ...

Choosing A Barcode Reader

April 7, 2017

More and more business owners are choosing to implement barcoded inventory systems as a way to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their organization. On the surface, acquiring the necessary equipment to implement a barcoded inventory system seems relatively straightforward. All that’s needed is the barcodes themselves, a barcode reader (or scanner) to read (or scan) the barcodes, and an inventory management software program that can store, transfer and work with the data collected by the b ...

Reasons To Barcode Your Inventory

April 4, 2017

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a rule that many people live by. More often than not, it is sound advice that is especially helpful for people who are prone to over-analyzing a situation. There is much to be said for carefully considering each possibility, but those analytical thinkers must walk a fine line before they think themselves to a point of diminishing returns, where their thoughtfulness turns into hesitation and stagnation and prevents the appreciation of a job well done. ...

Renting Business Equipment

March 31, 2017

As technology advances, there is more equipment released on a consistent basis than ever before aiming to help all sizes of businesses and organizations with their operations. The equipment available is more diverse than ever before, meaning businesses and organizations have more options regarding which equipment they choose. Additionally, modern equipment has found a way to be both more advanced and easier to use than the equipment of previous generations. Not only that, but business equipment ...

Trade Show Essentials

March 29, 2017

Trade shows are an exciting experience for businesses, especially new businesses still in their early stages of operation. Trade shows are an opportunity for fledgling businesses to develop their brand, generate leads, acquire new customers, make sales and generally grow their business. While the trade show experience can be exciting and full of optimism, it can also be a highly stressful event. The stress generated by trade shows is due to how critical they can be to the long term success of a ...

The Invention Of The Barcode

March 12, 2017

Some inventions are so subtle, ubiquitous and intricately woven into the fabric of our daily lives that they become difficult to notice at all. As a result, they are generally given short-shrift when it comes to larger, more obvious inventions. One such smaller invention that isn’t given its fair share of coverage is the barcode. One reason for this is that the barcode is difficult to classify. While it is obviously a concrete object, it can almost be considered more of a concept than an objec ...

3 Common Inventory Mistakes

March 11, 2017

Most business owners are reluctant to incur many business expenses. This is understandable, as it is this trait of frugality that many successful entrepreneurs and managers consider to be one of the primary drivers of their success. There are several areas of a business, though, where informed and deliberate expenses are necessary for the long-term success of a business; excessive frugality in these areas can stifle the long-term growth of a business. One such area in which expenses can be good ...

Trade Show Follow-Up Campaigns

March 9, 2017

Many businesses who display at trade shows neglect the process of following up afterwards. Perhaps a savvy salesperson at the business will have a knack for crafting successful, personalized follow-up emails to the prospects he or she is responsible for following up with. While it is true that a successful follow-up email will be more successful than a form email, it is not enough in and of itself to ensure a successful follow-up campaign. To derive maximum benefit from the investment of time an ...

Post-Trade Show Email Tips

March 7, 2017

A lot of time and energy goes into preparing and executing a successful trade show. In order to make sure you’re investing your valuable time and energy in such a way that provides a return on your investment in the form of business growth, it is important to remember to follow up with sales leads after a trade show. For many people, following up is an afterthought. They invest all of their trade show time and energy into the trade show itself, spending hours on prepping presentations and mone ...

Barcodes In New Industries

March 5, 2017

Since their inception, barcodes have mostly been associated with the cashiers of the supermarket and retail industries. Nowadays, however, barcodes are finding themselves to be increasingly prevalent in and relevant to a larger and more diverse group of industries than ever before. There are several factors behind the rise of the barcode. For one, barcode technology has increased dramatically in recent years with the increased development and accessibility of three-dimensional barcodes and QR co ...