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The Unsung Hero of “Game of Thrones” [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 1:51 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

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 Westeros will end. Consider some of the major armies of “Game of Thrones,” such as Jon Snow’s combination of the wildlings, the Knights of the Vale, and the houses of the North.

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Do you remember the days when you could hand a cardstock ticket to an attendant at the ballpark gates? Official attendance fell by almost 18 percent from the 2010 season, and remember: Ticket sales only.

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Creative Ways To Use Barcodes Around the World [0.12]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 1:08 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

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. They’re what companies like Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart use to remain ruthlessly efficient in the global marketplace; they’re how small business owners can track a customer’s package from one doorstep to another.

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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. Let’s walk through a few ideas that can help you show your American pride through company endeavors.

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Do me a favor: Go find a package you recently received.

These codes also helped give birth to the barcode scanner: What good does a code do if you can’t read it?

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Why Do People Love Barcode Printers? [0.12]

Posted on May 16, 2017, 2:10 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

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 machine that prints out tickets or receipts, the barcode printer comes in a number of forms and formats and has found uses across a variety of industries.

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15 Things Every Small Business Website Should Have [0.12]

Posted on May 2, 2017, 2:22 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

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 email.

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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 returning to the cabin bloodied and shaken. If you’ve followed this story, you know that as badly as United handled the original situation, their public relations’ team’s handling of the aftermath was even worse.

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Tax Season: What Can You Do Better This Year? [0.07]

Posted on April 11, 2017, 2:04 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

Research from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found small businesses pack a punch in the U.S. economy. That means one in three individual taxpayers reported business-related income on their tax return.

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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. Unfortunately, many companies (particularly small and medium sized companies) still haven’t made the commitment to tracking their assets with automated software.

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The Tax Break Designed To Help Small Businesses Succeed [0.13]

Posted on March 14, 2017, 2:22 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

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?

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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 and to deliver on consumer demand for fresh food.

Success with food delivery has led FreshDirect to profitability and more than $600 million in annual revenue.

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Inventory Management Tips For Suppliers and Vendors [0.17]

Posted on Feb. 28, 2017, 2:51 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

Target recently announced new, stricter rules for its suppliers in an effort to increase efficiency and reliability in its supply chain.

The rules apply to domestic suppliers only, for now, and require that suppliers give a “single-day arrival date for shipments.” Achieving that kind of delivery standard means suppliers need to have an advanced inventory management system.

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Why Small Businesses Must Avoid Reusing Barcodes [0.07]

Posted on Feb. 21, 2017, 11:39 a.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

More small businesses are recognizing the power of the humble barcode, the decades-old technology that even retail giant Amazon uses to great effect in pushing thousands of items out to customers each day, to help bring order, clarity and savings to their business model. Unfortunately, some companies don’t properly use barcodes and end up passing issues along their supply chain that have unintended consequences.

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Should your customers call the shots in regards to delivery expectations within your company?

The 2016 State of Small Business Report found 43 percent of SMB leaders hope to improve customer retention and experience.

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A new president, a shift in partisan politics, and a number of questions and concerns that beg for answers await everyone, especially small business owners. According to Wasp Barcode’s 2017 State of Small Business Report, the general feeling as we enter the new year remains fairly optimistic.

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2017 State of Small Business Report: The Survey Says…. [0.08]

Posted on Jan. 31, 2017, 3:09 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

Small businesses (SMBs) are the heart of the American economy. In fact, studies show a new business is started in the U.S. every minute.

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Are Small Businesses Looking Forward to President Trump? [0.06]

Posted on Jan. 24, 2017, 2:45 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

While there’s plenty of interesting data in the Wasp Barcode State of Small Business Report this year, one section stands out: Because we’re in the early days of 2017, and Trump’s presidency, respondents—over 1,100 small business owners and executive leaders—were asked for their outlook in regards to a new administration. So are small businesses looking forward to a Donald Trump presidency?

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The Results are in 2017 Small Business Report [0.07]

Posted on Jan. 17, 2017, 4:27 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

The Wasp Barcode 2017 State of Small Business Report is here. Their companies either provided a service (65 percent) or a product (35 percent), and ranged in size from 5-10 employees to 101-499 employees.

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Asset Tracking For Schools Throughout the Year [0.18]

Posted on Jan. 10, 2017, 12:49 p.m. by Wasp Buzz @ [source]

As the school year starts, the last thing you want to think about is the end of year audits and asset tracking, but the truth is, you know it is coming, and there is no better time to think about it than early in the year. Using an asset tracking system makes it much easier to know where computers, tablets, and other equipment are at any point during the year and are easily found and accounted for as needed for end of year audits and financial reports.

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