Cost effective business practices are a big boost to your business

Your Guide to Cost Effective Business Practices

Volumes have been written on the subject of the most cost effective business practices. Universities have entire programs dedicated to their own, individual takes on the topic as well. Despite the indulgent investment in getting down the foundation of which business practices are most cost effective, the topic remains as elusive and misunderstood as it…

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A small business invoicing system can speed up many processes.

A Small Business Invoicing System Makes Accounting Easier

Developing and maintaining a small business invoicing system has long been the bane of small business owners. A jumbled collection of Excel spreadsheets, water-stained ledger books, loose invoices and PO’s too often defines the reality of the state of small business accounting systems. These outdated and disjointed accounting systems, as prominent as they are, just…

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Clever food truck business plan ideas can push you ahead of the competition.

Top Food Truck Business Plan Ideas for Success

The decision to start or improve a food truck places you in a long-standing concept that harkens back to ancient Rome. The convenience of food trucks and the menus that sweep across multiple cuisines and cultures are the primary reasons this industry continues to thrive. As the appeal of food trucks has gained momentum in…

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A point of sale hardware bundle may seem like a value but make sure to read the fine print.

Point of Sale Hardware Bundle Pros and Cons

You would be hard-pressed to find a retail establishment this side of Timbuktu that doesn’t use a point of sale hardware bundle or system to process its transactions. While the variety of POS options available to retailers grows every day, the two basic approaches to POS solutions are those that combine hardware and software in…

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A coffee shop inventory app could boost your business.

Could a Coffee Shop Inventory App Help Your Business?

Running a coffee shop can sometimes feel like an unending series of daily challenges. From training baristas in the fine art of coffee preparation to trouble-shooting balky machinery, there’s usually more work to do than time available to complete it. Yet most coffee shop owners and managers wouldn’t trade jobs with anyone because few other…

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Preparing to open a second restaurant requires ample planning.

Are You Ready to Open a Second Restaurant?

Perhaps the greatest misconception in the restaurant industry is that a high percentage of establishments fail in the first year. You’ll find “experts” who claim that from 60 percent to as many as 90 percent of restaurants close in their first year of operation. Such long odds for success would be enough to discourage even…

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POS systems with no monthly fees are often a mixed bag.

Are There POS Systems with No Monthly Fees?

Businesses love a bargain, and there’s no bargain better than “free.” That explains why a lot of small businesses are interested in using POS systems with no monthly fees.  POS systems have become standard equipment for retailers of all types, allowing them to streamline their credit card transactions and accept more forms of payment. While…

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