Author / Kevin

Politics

Who Are The Job Creators?

A popular buzzword out there is Job Creator (Ok, so buzzwords) and it has pretty much infected all talks of life. It seems like every sentence out of anyone’s mouth includes that word.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about it since it’s recently taken off. To get a better look at what most people think a job creator is look here.

I agree with a lot of people out there that we shouldn’t raise taxes on job creators and we should give more tax credits to them so that they won’t be held back from creating jobs.

It’s a tough economy out there and it isn’t easy for them to create jobs without sacrificing.

No I’m not talking about these people. I’m talking about the majority of Americans out there that spend money.

“Rich People” and Corporations are not job creators. They even somewhat admit this when they say that there aren’t more jobs because there aren’t people spending money.

Without the American people spending money, there wouldn’t be any jobs.

Why is a company made?

To make money, but to also fill a demand.

If no one wanted what they offer they won’t last, thus the jobs won’t be there.

So who are the real “Job Creators”?

You, me, and anyone else out there that spends money because we want something beyond our needs. (if we just bought within our needs there wouldn’t be enough jobs out there for everyone, hence the high unemployment rate right now)

So the government should give us a tax cut and some tax credits to get us to spend that extra money. Because if history is any indicator, we love to spend beyond our needs whenever we have extra money…or if we have some extra room on our credit cards. But it all goes back to having our needs taken care of first (for the most part).

So my advice to the government is to just give us a little extra money and we’ll take care of those jobs for you.

What do you think?

Business

6 Important Barcode Scanner Features You Need to Think About

barcode scannerThere are a lot of options to pick from when trying to find the barcode scanner that best fits your business. Considering the saturation of barcodes and barcode technology in general across most commercial and industrial fields today, it’s not surprising to see so many different choices and options to dig through. Picking the device that will work best with your business might seem daunting at first, but it’s actually not that difficult to distill your prime needs and significantly narrow down your scanner options.

So, before you even think of hitting the marketplace on the hunt for scanners, you need to sit back and consider what your business could use barcodes and their scanners for. While the final decision is yours, taking these six particular features into account can drastically help you in deciding what your business needs.

Symbology

This is arguably the most important feature you think to think about. A barcode scanner’s symbology is simply a fancy term for the type of barcodes the scanner can read. There are a lot of separate barcode symbologies you can find in use today. Barcoding provides a list of well over 30 disparate code types. But wait! Before you despair of never being able to decipher all the nuances and differences between the myriad symbologies, you need to understand that all barcode types can be concentrated into two main categories (technically three according to barcoding, but stacked barcodes are not nearly as ubiquitous as the other two). Those categories are 1D and 2D. 1D codes are like the common UPC codes found on products everywhere, while 2D codes are like the QR code squares found on advertisements and the like.

If you use a 1D symbology, it doesn’t really matter what type of scanner you get as just about every type can read them. If you use a 2D code, however, you’ll need to find a more advanced 2D imager scanner.

Speed

While important when dealing with bulk scanning, the speed of a barcode scanner isn’t a top priority. It’s still important and should be taken into consideration when out shopping. Business Solutions states that scanners can have one of three scan engine types. These engines are responsible for the speed of scanning. There are laser, CCD, and imager scan engines. Laser engines scan the fastest but they are unable to scan 2D codes. Distance from the code can affect scan speed as well.

Size

Like speed, size is one of the less important facets to think about when picking your scanner. However, it’s important to know that scanners come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. From the small, wireless scanner eCommerce vendor Shopify sells, to the large, fixed scanners found in big retail stores, the variety can be astounding.

Ease of Use

Training takes valuable time away from your business. Until your employees are properly trained, they are a drain on your businesses resources instead of being beneficial. When looking for a barcode scanner, you should definitely think about how easy the device you’re looking at is to learn. You don’t want a device that requires a great deal of practice on. Business Solutions suggests looking for a device that is ready to go and easy to use right out of the box.

Integration Capability

Unless you’re doing an entire overhaul of your business’s systems and software, you’ll want to make sure the scanner you’re buying is capable of working with your current point of sale software and any other programs you use in running your business. Make sure you carefully review your current systems and their requirements along with the requirements for the scanner and any barcode software you’re looking to get.

Connectivity

Connectivity is definitely up there in importance, and it’s actually somewhat related to integration. Your first decision regarding connectivity is whether you want to get wireless or wired scanners. Wired scanners can connect to PCs and other devices using USB, PS2, and other cable types. While wireless scanners can come with Bluetooth or radio transmission and reception capabilities. You might want to test the devices connectivity capabilities before purchasing. One of the most important reasons to get a barcode scanner that both integrates well with your current system and can reliably connect to your other devices is for the sake of real-time updates on inventory and other important data points.

Getting barcode scanners for your business is an excellent idea for a few reasons. For one, using scanners reduces the chance for human error in inventory counting and other mundane recordkeeping tasks by astronomical proportions. For another, centralizing all your product data and sales information into a single databank via barcodes makes multiple aspects of business life much easier to handle. Depending on the POS system you use, connecting a barcode scanner to it is an excellent way to gather data about consumer purchasing trends and sales figures right away, without any need for frustrating counting and figuring.

Business

3 Important Points for New Businesses Regarding International Money Transfer

When you are starting a new business and have suppliers and customers both at home and abroad, the odds are that you will need to make multiple international money transfers in short time frames. In fact, the odds are that as a new entrepreneur, you may have to order your supplies in bulk least you lose your local market due to a paucity of your products, even before you commence making inroads in the Australian market.

One of the most important things to do is to compare the various agents, agencies and financial institutions that specialise in such money transfers. In fact, this is why you should firstly research the leading global money transfer providers.

You should always rely on the mainstream: At least in the beginning

Of course there are many ‘ad hoc’ money transfer agents that rely on peer to peer networks to bypass the mainstream financial institutions to send money abroad. However, from a new business or an entrepreneurial start up point of view, it would make sound sense to stick to the tried and tested routes. The last thing you want is for your precious monetary resources to disappear in some sort of black hole, with irate suppliers refusing to extend you any credit, while you try and track your money or in any way figure out a way from this unfortunate impasse.

Don’t make banks your ‘default’ setting

Just because you are running a business, it is not necessary that you only opt for a well-known bank for all your international money transactions, per se. Yes, it is certainly true that it is more convenient to work with a bank, especially if you already maintain an account there and can use your online banking account to make transactions, but remember that such convenience comes attached with a hefty price tag and that is why you may not be interested in making such transactions multiple times, in a single month.

Moreover, it is also prudent to note that many banks have a minimum transfer requirement. This means that the amount that you want to send has to equate that that stipulated limit or the transaction will not be allowed. Many banks in Australia have a minimum 500-dollar threshold.

On the other hand, should you be a high-volume customer, they may give you some special discount, depending of course, on the volume of profit you generate for them. There are various online sites where you can compare rates in different currencies all over the world.

Economies of scale

As a rule, it will always be more cost effective when it comes to transferring money in bigger amounts than smaller ones. Larger amounts mean ‘economies of scale’. Therefore, you may well be able to take advantage of significantly larger discounts, should the same be offered to you. You may also consider bundling your online orders together and send the money en masse to avail such discounts.

Ultimately, it is up to you to do your research well before opting for any specific service provider.

Money Management

Beware of Online Money Making Scams

There are many legitimate ways of making money online. Everyone needs to choose the type and niche that suits him the best. However, everyone also needs to beware of the tons of online scams that do the rounds. It is because there are so many legitimate ways to make money online that people tend to look for scams and make easy money. You will need to protect yourself from all of these. There are several categories of scams that you will come across in your quest to earn some extra income online.

Outright Scams: There are methods that are outright scams. These should be avoided at all costs. One popular example is the so called High Yield Investment Programs, which states that through some “magical formula” of making money, the person can double your money in a few weeks. These are totally fake and they are simply Ponzi schemes that are meant to swindle unsuspecting people on the internet. An easy way to identify them is to remember that there is no free lunch. If something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Never get greedy and jump at opportunities that promise little work and loads of money. Such things never happen in the real life and do not happen online as well. No one is going to pay you thousand dollars for a page of data entry work. Don’t fall for such scams.

Exaggerated Claims: It is not uncommon for highly exaggerated statements on the internet. You will always find such advertisements – learn how a housewife makes $1000/day working 2 hours and similar stories. They are highly exaggerated and you should research and know the truth behind them before deciding whether it join them. It might have been the case that one person out of a million might have made a good deal of money but that doesn’t guarantee anything. You should do your research – use Google effectively and look at real experiences of real people. To know whether a claim is true, an effective way is to Google “XYZ Scam” where XYZ is the program that you want to try out. You should find some reviews. Make up your mind based on facts and not exaggerated claims.

Needing expertise: Some money making methods need expertise in a particular area and if you are not good at it, you are unlikely to make money. They cannot be called scams as such but a lot of people end up unhappy with the experience. For example if you are trying out affiliate marketing, make sure you know your way around attracting a lot of traffic. If you are interested in Forex trading, make sure you know everything about the currency markets. Without specific knowledge and expertise, these methods will simply make you lose money. This happens irrespective of how many successful examples you see of people using this method to make money.

The best way to prevent scams and know which programs and methods to use is to do your research well. Since you are going to invest time and money in the process, it is good to know everything about the method before trying it out to avoid unpleasant experiences.

What do you think about online money making scams?

 

Financial Freedom

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  • Drive to work
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