5 Unmissable Resolutions For Your Business in 2020

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It’s not just the start of a new year, it’s the start of a new decade. That’s the perfect chance to make meaningful resolutions — and stick to them.

Typically this is the time to brave a packed and sweaty gym, or fill a shopping cart with kale. But for this year, why not consider creating a list of New Year’s resolutions to help your business thrive, such as partaking in charitable work or improving work-life balance?

If you want to make some positive changes (and keep them up throughout the year), grab a coffee, sit back — and read about the New Years’ resolutions that your business should be making in 2020.

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Stock Groups

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Make life easier by using Stock Groups

Here are a few reasons why you should use stock groups:

  • Looking for stock items is easier.
  • Stock takes can be done quicker.
  • You can get sales reports per stock group, which can be very useful.
  • Instead of making changes to individual items, you can change the stock groups and it will make the changes to all the items linked to that group (I.E changing the markup %).
  • You can set up security features per stock group (I.E. discount that can be given).
  • Get financial sales and cost of sales reports per group.

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12 Essential Pieces of Small Business Advice

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At Dreamforce 2018, the Salesforce small business team asked attendees to share their most essential advice for small business owners. Over the course of four days, we collected more than 1,000 pearls of wisdom.

To celebrate National Small Business Week, we’ve distilled those 1,000+ suggestions down to 12 bits of small biz advice. And for fun, we’ve included some runner-ups that expressed similar ideas in different words.

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Make stock management easier by using labels.

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So, your products don’t have labels?
Not a problem, Smart iT has a built-in module that will allow you to create and print your own labels.

Advantages of having labels on your items

  • It can help you with stock takes. Reducing the time of a stock take and ensuring that the
    correct items get counted.
  • Make sure that correct items get picked and shipped to clients
  • A faster way to invoice, avoiding queues in your shop.

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If you Run a Small Business Park In the Back of the Parking Lot

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This story is from the skyclerk blog
September 25, 2019

by Spicer Matthews

Just about every morning as I drop my daughter off at daycare I have a bit of nostalgia for an important business lesson my dad taught me as a kid — as a small business owner you should always park your car in the back of the parking lot. At my daughter’s school, there are limited parking spots in close proximity to the front door while the rest of the parking spots require lugging my daughter across a sometimes busy parking lot. Morning dropoff is stressful, to say the least, we are always late, my kids never cooperate, and there are always multiple belongings that need to make it into the classroom or a four-year-old meltdown is inevitable. As I am tracking across the parking lot there is one thing I always notice — the owner of the school has parked her car in a prime front row parking spot.

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