Top Eight Benefits of Barcodes

Barcodes are often overlooked as a method for cutting costs and saving time. A valuable and viable choice for businesses looking to improve efficiency and reduce overhead, barcodes are both cost-effective and reliable.

  1. Barcodes eliminate the possibility of human error. The occurrence of errors for manually entered data is significantly higher than that of barcodes.  A barcode scan is fast and reliable, and takes infinitely less time than entering data by hand.
  2. Using a barcode system reduces employee training time. It takes only minutes to master the hand-held scanner for reading barcodes. Furthermore, employees do not have to gain familiarity with an entire inventory or pricing procedure. This also makes employee training less expensive, since they do not have to be paid for extra training time, and another employee does not have to be compensated for training them.
  3. Barcodes are inexpensive to design and print. Generally they cost mere pennies, regardless of their purpose, or where they will be affixed.  They can be customized economically, in a variety of finishes and materials.
  4. Barcodes are extremely versatile.  They can be used for any kind of necessary data collection.  This could include pricing or inventory information. Additionally, because barcodes can be attached to just about any surface, they can be used to track not only the products themselves, but also outgoing shipments and even equipment.
  5. Inventory control improves.  Because barcodes make it possible to track inventory so precisely, inventory levels can be reduced.  This translates into a lower overheard.  The location of equipment can also be tracked, reducing the time spent searching for it, and the money spent replacing equipment that is presumed lost.
  6. Barcodes provide better data.  Since one barcode can be used for inventory and pricing information, it is possible to quickly obtain data on both. Furthermore, barcodes can be customized to contain other relevant information as needed.  They provide fast, reliable data for a wide variety of applications.
  7. Data obtained through barcodes is available rapidly.  Since the information is scanned directly into the central computer, it is ready almost instantaneously.  This quick turnaround ensures that time will not be wasted on data entry or retrieval.
  8. Barcodes promote better decision making. Because data is obtained rapidly and accurately, it is possible to make more informed decisions.  Better decision making ultimately saves both time and money.

Both inexpensive and user-friendly, barcodes provide an indispensable tool for tracking a variety of data, from pricing to inventory.  The ultimate result of a comprehensive barcoding system is reduction in overhead.

Why Should You Save Money?

December 25, 2011

Why Should You Save Money? – By Martin Lukac

We are always hearing save, save, save. But if you don’t have a reason
to save, it isn’t likely you will.

Most people live paycheck to paycheck. Many people simply do not have
the money to save. There just doesn’t seem to be enough money left
over after paying the necessities.

And I’m not just talking about the lower-income groups. Often, those
driving new cars, living in nice homes and wearing name brand clothes
are barely making it by financially. They often have a harder time
finding extra money than do those who make incomes below poverty level.

There are a lot of people that wear money well, yet they don’t really
have any. Is that you? Are you caught in an endless cycle of wanting
more and wanting better? Do you see that it just isn’t working for you?

Sit down and examine what your main goals are in life. I mean the
really important financial ones. You may want to retire someday. Have
you started saving? Do you want your children to go to college? Have
you started saving? You might just want to be able to pay all of your
bills? Have you started saving?

You get the hint — it’s all about the saving. I’m not going to go
into how to save, you can research that later. Let’s talk about why
you should save.

The number one reason to start saving right now is for emergencies.
Things happen. People pass away. People get hurt at work. People get
laid off. We have accidents. We have cars break down, washing machines
stop working and sometimes even disasters hit our homes.

With an emergency savings, you are cushioned from the financially
ruin. You can make ends meet until you are able to figure something
out. You are able to buy that new washer without hurting your monthly
budget. You are able to sleep without worrying where you will find the
money. It’s in your savings.

I suggest starting with three to six months worth of monthly expenses.
This gives you a pretty good cushion. Put as much in as you can. My
husband recently lost his job, and we found that three months fly by
fast. Before we knew it, the fund was gone. But it gave him valuable
time to find a good job — he didn’t have to take one just to make
ends meet.

Once you have this savings built up, you should start working on your
goals. You can work on several at a time. For example, if you are able
to put $100 from each paycheck into savings, yet have three goals you
are saving for, do a portion to each.

For example, your goals are for retirement, college for your child and
buy a home. Decide which is most important to you and what you need to
dedicate of that $100 to each goal. You might put the largest amount
to your retirement, the second largest to your home and the third to
the college education.

You should save money. I can’t tell you why. That is your decision.
There are goals that can only be fulfilled from savings. Think about
what you want in life. If you want out of debt, to own your own home
or to retire comfortably, you have to start saving now.

Make an AC Adapter for Your Battery-Only Digital Camera
A lot of cameras come with rechargeable batteries, but don’t let you just plug it into the wall for infinite power. If you’re sick of charging your batteries when you have a wall outlet nearby, you can add an AC adapter to your camera with a bit of DIY work.
Instructables user txoof put this together since he wanted to take long time-lapse photos, which his mediocre batteries couldn’t last through. It isn’t that difficult, as long as you have some basic electronics and wood-working skills—it’s mostly a wooden mold that fits in the battery slot and runs an AC cable out and into the wall. Hit the link to see the full instructions on how to build it.

http://lifehacker.com/5856220/make-an-ac-adapter-for-your-battery+only-digital-camera?popular=true

Funny & Bad Business Names

August 20, 2011

Funny & Bad Business Names
Bad business names are those that work on word play, puns of the job, current trends, and bad abbreviations (well business name abbreviations can be funny but not the most appropriate).

Although some business names can be funny, that doesn’t make them any good.

•Bologna Boutique
•Butt’s Real Estate
•Casket Basement
•Caviar Shack
•Chainsaw Cottage
•Cheese Closet
•Circus Pizza World
•Clam Fort
•Couscoustudio
•Dick Wood Hardware
•Dirty Joe’s Crab Shack
•Dress Barn (women are already sensitive about their size. Barn- Cow- Fat Pig… Come on…)
•Futon Crawlspace
•Hair Foyer
•Hat Gazebo
•Girdle Garage
•Outerwear Outhouse
•Pizza Privy
•Salami Salon
•Sew What
•Software Shelf
•Supreme Fish Delight
•Taco Mezzanine
•Tofu Loft
•Tuxedo Hut
•Yogurt Yurt

Inappropriately Funny Business Names
Inappropriate business names are those that evoke a bad image. Well, not all the time, but when a business name evokes a neutral, or negative connotation, the business name is inappropriate.

In terms of an inappropriate business name, it’s not quite like inappropriate words, phrases, and behaviors from normal daily life. These business names are more or less those that are just inappropriate names for a business or that type of business.

•A Deli Named Desire Restaurant
•A Pane In The Glass
•Beauty & The Beach
•Buy & Large
•Buy The Pound
•Clear’s Looking At You Inc
•Copy Cat Reproductions
•Drain Surgeons
•Eat My Martini
•Frisky Business
•Fuk Hing Int. Development Co, LTD
•Hell On Reels Productions
•Get Crabs Here
•Get Plastered
•Meat on the Beach
•Murder Ink
•Nightie Night
•PMS General Trading Co.
•Ride Us- Used Cars
•Royal Flush Cesspool Sewer & Drain Cleaning
•Rock Bottom Industries
•Sexy Sleeps Motel
•S.T.D Contractors
•T’s Me
•That’s The Spirit Wines & Liquors
•The Stalk Market
•Wine Not
•You Bed Your Life

http://whitney05.hubpages.com/hub/Bad-Funny-Inappropriate-Business-Names

Business Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to Shake Hands With Confidence
How Women Can Communicate They Are Equal in Business
By Lahle Wolfe

A handshake is more than just a greeting. It is also a message about your personality and confidence level. In business, a handshake is an important tool in making the right first impression.

While the art of handshaking does vary within cultures, in the United States the “rules” are pretty universal.

1. Begin With an Oral Introduction of Yourself
Before extending your hand, introduce yourself. Extending your hand should be part of an introduction, not a replacement for using your voice. Extending your hand without a voice greeting may make you appear nervous or overly aggressive.

2. Pump Your Hand Only 2-3 Times
A business handshake should be brief and to the point. Consider a handshake a short “sound bite” greeting, not a lengthy engagement. Holding on for more than three or four seconds can make other people feel uncomfortable.

3. Shake From Your Elbow
If you shake from the shoulder, using your upper arm instead of just your forearm, you risk jolting your handshake partner. The idea is to connect, not be overbearing.

4. Do Not Use a Forceful Grip
A handshake should be a friendly or respectful gesture, not a show of physical strength. An uncomfortable handshake is never a pleasant experience for anyone. Imagine you are opening a door handle and use about the same level of grip in your handshake.

5. Avoid Offering a “Fish Hand”
A limp hand is never a good idea when it comes to a business handshake. Do return the grip, but do not get into a power struggle, even if the other person squeezes too hard.

6. Forget “Lady Fingers”
This is not a Southern Cotillion, this is business. Offering only your fingers to shake may be appropriate in some social settings, but in business settings you are an equal, not a “lady.” Extend your entire hand, and be sure to grasp using your entire hand as well.

7. One Hand is Better than Two
Avoid the urge to handshake with two hands. It is always better in business introductions to use only one hand – your right hand – for the shake. The use of two hands with strangers is seen as intrusive, and too personal. In fact, a two-handed shake is called the “politician’s shake,” because it appears artificially friendly when used on people you barely know.

8. Shaking a Sweaty Hand
If you shake hands with someone who has sweaty palms, do not immediately wipe your hands on your clothing, handkerchief, or tissue. This will further embarrass the other person, who is probably already aware they have sweaty hands. You can discretely wipe them on something after you are out of site, and wash them later.

9. Ending a Handshake
End the handshake after 3-4 seconds, or 2-3 pumps. In order to avoid creating an awkward moment, your shake should end before the oral introduction exchange does. Without conversation taking place during the entire handshake, it becomes too intimate, and can feel more like hand holding.

10. Covering Your Mistakes
Even if you make a mistake, do not panic. There are many ways to save the moment. If you are worried that your handshake did not convey the right message about yourself, simply change the focus of the moment by offering a quick compliment or asking the other person a question.

http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/businessetiquette/tp/10-Tips-on-How-to-Shake-Hands.htm

Dream Big

July 15, 2011

Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand – Dream Big

I want this gold laptop

July 15, 2011

Internet v/s God

May 23, 2011

Internet v/s God
by Rahul
Mon May 09, 2011 12:53 pm

1. God knows everything. Internet knows everything.

2. God can’t be seen, only its effect can be. Internet can’t be seen, only its effect can be.

3. God is everywhere. Nowadays Internet is also everywhere.

4. Pursuit of God needs time/money/dedication. Same with Internet.

CONCLUSION: Internet is God!

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2.4eBooks
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3.Free-eBooks
Free-eBooks is an online source for free ebook downloads, ebook resources and ebook authors. Besides free ebooks, you also download free magazines or submit your own ebook.

You need to become a Free-EBooks.Net member to access their library. Registration is free.

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5.GetFreeEBooks
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9.Globusz
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10.KnowFree
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11.OnlineFreeEBooks
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13.BluePortal

14.OnlineComputerBooks
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16.BookYards
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17.The Online Books Page
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18.AskSam Ebooks
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http://www.baen.com/library/
19.Baen Free Library is an online library of downloadable science fiction novels.

20.eBookLobby
Free ebooks in eBookLobby are divided into different categories. Categorys range from business, art, computing and education. Select the category appropriate to the e-book you’re looking for.

Others
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14.Planet eBook –
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http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best-websites-to-download-free-e-books/