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In looking for a POS system, the choices are many, the price can range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars, and the final decision can be difficult. Here are some guidelines to help.

Three words of advice: inventory, inventory, inventory

All POS systems ring up sales and track inventory. But a good one […]

In past newsletters, you have heard me say that retail store owners and restaurants should pay a higher wage than the competition.

For example, if you own a restaurant, convenience store or hardware store, start you employees out at $9.00 per hour instead of the $8.00 per hour paid by your competitors.

You want the […]

If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft is abandoning you on April 14, 2014.

NO MORE UPDATES. No more support.

29% of desktop users are still using Microsoft XP (according to

47% use Windows 7 and 10% are using Windows 8.

So, after 13 years, Windows XP will no longer be supported.


Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, and Pizza Hut derive 40% of their sales from digital ordering.

Sales in smaller pizza restaurants have dropped by 20%.

One estimate is that these smaller pizza restaurants can increase sales by 30% through online ordering and delivery.

“Mom-and-pop pizza shops have long been under assault by the big chains, […]