5 Ways Mobile Point-of-Sale Systems are Improving the Retail Experience

A recent study by Yankee Group found that more and more businesses are trading in their traditional cash registers for sleeker mobile point-of-sale systems. It appears that smartphone dongles and iPad POS terminals aren’t just for food trucks or neighborhood boutiques–they’re for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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In fact retailers seem to have really embraced mobile POS systems this year. According to the Yankee Group survey, 61% of U.S. merchants with over 500 employees have either already deployed mPOS technology or are planning to do so within the next 12 months.

Is it time for your business to follow suit?…

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Does Your Business Need To Use A Transcription Company?

Whatever industry you work in, the chances are there is a lot of administrative work which is required in order to keep the business ticking over. For most people, documenting and paperwork are some of their least favorite tasks, even though they might be vital for the company to remain compliant.

Does Your Business Need To Use A Transcription Company?

But there is an alternative to trying to slog through everything yourself: using the services of a transcription company. You may never have considered using a transcription company; we take a look at whether your business would be benefit from employing their services.

Maintaining records

Running a company inevitably means there is plenty of red tape and the need to keep accurate and up to date records.…

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Point Of Sale Systems – Automating Your Business For Greater Efficiency

The constant pealing of the cash register, that distinct “cha-ching” sound, may spell success for an entrepreneur. But there are several reasons why the death knell has been rung countless times for the cash register.

For one, cash registers are one-trick ponies. Apart from registering sales, they are not much good for the host of other needs an entrepreneur faces, particularly in managing a retail system.

Whether a particular business owner is handling just one business outlet or has expanded into a few branches, point of sale systems can help him effectively manage his business operation. One particular aspect of running a business where a good POS system can help is in the area of inventory.…

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How to Choose an Online Fax Service

It’s 2013, and you know that faxing is an antiquated technology. At the same time, you realize that some people still use it, and it’s unprofessional not to have a fax number if someone requests it.

An online fax service is a technology that bridges old world faxing with new(er) world email.   These services provide you with a dedicated fax number with which you can send and receive faxes without the use of a fax machine or a phone line using only email and an Internet connection.

How to Choose an Online Fax Service

There are a number of companies that provide these services like eFax, RingCentral and Nextiva, and they are all cheaper than the cost of a traditional fax line, but these services have subtle yet important differences that could mean the difference between your satisfaction and unending frustration.…

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Some Digital Signage Solutions That Can Streamline Company Communications

“I didn’t get the memo.” This is one statement that you often hear from employees – a possible excuse for not dressing up in formal corporate attire on a supposedly casual dress day, or not being able to attend a meeting, or not preparing a report or document that needs to be submitted ASAP.

In traditional company practices, memos are either tacked onto corkboards on one corner of the room or slipped into each employee’s desk – two tactics which, quite honestly, does not guarantee that every individual will be able to receive an important message or pass on an urgent announcement.

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Some Of The Best Industries for Starting a Small Business Today

In a lot of cases, small businesses are launched by first time entrepreneurs who have experience in the exact type of business they are launching. Many times, the new business owner has worked for a similar business in the past, decides they have enough experience to “be the boss,” and sets out on their own.

Some Of The Best Industries for Starting a Small Business Today

But there is another way to decide on what type of small business to launch that might heighten your chances of success. Choose an industry where small businesses have had a lot of recent success, spend some time researching and learning about this industry and small businesses in general on websites such as CareerQA.com and SBA.gov, and then start your business to fulfill the niche in that industry that you think is the most ripe for success.…

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Small Businesses Are Going Mobile

As people change so does their surroundings.   Fifty years ago there were no frequent flier miles, nor internet; and all the kids played outside.  Just as our surroundings have changed, so too has how small businesses do business.

Have you noticed how easy it is to get a cell phone? You can get it off the street and connect to the internet within minutes.  I literally bought a phone from a kiosk in a mall and before I walked out of the mall I was surfing the Internet.

Small Businesses Are Going Mobile

So what does that have to do with your business? Your customers are on the Internet.…

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Fancy Hands: The Personal Assistant You’ve Always Wanted

Fancy Hands: The Personal Assistant You've Always Wanted

In 2012, small business owners worked 42 percent more hours per week than five years ago. When running a business it’s easy to let your to-do list get out of hand; especially for those annoying tasks like scheduling appointments, sitting on hold for a customer service agent or even researching local vendors.

You may have always dreamed about having a personal assistant to whom you could delegate these mundane tasks but knew you couldn’t afford it.

Until now”¦

Let me introduce you to Fancy Hands, your new virtual assistant. For $25, $45 or $65 per month depending on the number of tasks you would like to pass along to them.…

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Setting Up An Office On The Move – The Modern Day Business Person

Mobile technology means that you need not be tied to a desk (or at least your own desk) to get your administration work done. The smart business person knows that even on the move, he or she can be in touch with contacts anywhere in the world.

In a crowded and competitive marketplace, waiting to get back to the office to tie up a deal may lose you the business. Having your office in your car is the sure-fire way of getting business done instantly and without wasting time.

And while we’re talking about having an office in your car, it’s not entirely limited to that.…

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What Every CEO Needs To Know About Cloud Computing

Small businesses thinking about a move to the cloud need to consider many factors. A CEO should study these factors to obtain a good understanding of the benefits and which type of solution is best for them.

What Every CEO Needs To Know About Cloud Computing

There are three basic types of cloud computing options:

Private Cloud

This is a cloud computing environment owned and operated by a business. Access to data stored in the cloud is available to users who are given access. This allows a business to oversee all aspects of the infrastructure.

However, maintenance and management is done in-house and storage is based on available capacity. Additional hardware needs to be installed if extra capacity is needed.…

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