Business Operations Articles
Expert Author: Ashley Richmond
When starting a moving company, there are definitely many factors to consider as you start your business. There is a lot of red tape and legal issues that movers have to comply with and it is very important to have all your bases covered so you legally comply with all of the Department of Transportation rules and regulations to ensure smooth sailing (or driving) for your business.
Expert Author: S. Housley
Businesses that are "going green" are becoming more and more commonplace. Regardless of your political beliefs or opinions regarding the "global warming" concept, few can argue that being environmentally aware will leave the world a better place. Whether a company is simply jumping on the green bandwagon, or are honestly sensitive about environmental issues is really irrelevant. Consumers like green businesses, and shaping your business to promote being "eco-friendly" makes sense from a public relations standpoint.
Expert Author: Melissa Curry
Are you working ON your business or IN it? What happens to your business if you aren't there? Create a system for your business so it can be duplicated and can flourish. Many small business owners may never get the opportunity to really understand that success requires a system. Most build off passion. Passion is my favorite! But without a system, passion has no consistent direction. Without a system, you are building a business that will not flourish without your presence.
Expert Author: Jillian Smith
Welding is one of the most resourceful activities in the world. Defined as a fabrication process that is used to join materials, welding often requires the melting of a material before joining it to another through the use of heat. The welding industry employs a large number of workers and, because it is a dangerous job, it requires specialized training and certification.
Time clocks are a necessity for any business with employees. They are used to keep track of time worked, overtime, payroll and more. There are a wide variety of time clocks available, ranging from manual punch clocks to electronic card-swipe time clocks. Some can be integrated into a computer network and export data to payroll software such as ADP, Paychex, QuickBooks, Excel, and more. The latest industry trend is biometric time clocks.
Expert Author: Dan Haf
One of the key ingredients for any businesses’ success is its ability to have in-depth knowledge of the company. This entails such factors as customers, products, employees, sales etc. Having this information in an organized and efficient manner will provide a company with all the information that it needs in order to make key business decisions.
Most modern shrink wrap systems utilize some type of a heat tunnel. The heat is used to shrink film, either PVC or Polyolefin, for the packaging of DVDs, CDs, boxes, packages and more. A heat tunnel is the fastest way to complete the shrink wrap process, usually taking less than 5 seconds per item. This time is faster with many higher-end machines. The old way of shrinking film was by using a heat gun, which is still popular for low volume applications.
Photo IDs are used almost everywhere. You need identification for employment, as a student, for driving, for getting into clubs and more. Photo IDs usually consist of a name, a picture, a birth date and other relevant information. Creating a photo ID, for legal purposes, is simple and easy. This guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to create a simple photo identification.
Expert Author: Ronald A. Maier
Theft is one of the main concerns of retail store owners. There are a few expensive ways to catch a thief including elaborate alarm systems and security surveillance. Many business owners, especially small business owners, are looking for more affordable ways to reduce the amount of theft that their store experiences. We have some tips and tricks to help deter thieves from even considering your store as their own personal thieving ground.
Expert Author: Andrew I. Johnson
A common practice today, the papermaking process was a revolutionary Chinese invention dating to about 105 AD and eventually spreading all over the world. Although highly technological equipment is now employed in papermaking, the underlying process continues to bear heavy resemblance to the primitive Chinese papermaking technique.