The Small Business Circus

Sometimes being a small business owner feels a lot like working at the circus (juggling lots of balls, walking a tightrope, working for peanuts - pick your favorite metaphor).  Trust me, we know. Managing all the different requests and priorities for our online inventory system is a little like herding cats!  However you choose to say it, being a small business owner is a tough job. You need to keep your business profitable, you need to keep your customers and your employees happy and often those seem like opposing goals. Recent legal changes haven’t made your job any easier. Government mandated health care, a proposal to raise the minimum wage; these are great for your employees but they make it even harder for you to keep your business profitable. It’s enough to make you wish you could just run away (although, maybe not with the circus).

Add to that the fact that you don’t just want to keep your business afloat, you want to grow your business. You’d like to be able to branch out and try new things. You might even like to be able to take a real vacation from time to time. You’re trying to keep up with technology, stay ahead of the market and your competitors. That’s a lot of weight on your shoulders. Every time we pick features from your feedback for our online inventory system we're always worried we're leaving a big idea out. It's hard knowing the outcome is going to be okay before you actually get there isn't it?

As makers of the world's most heavily used online inventory system for small business, we understand the challenges you face. That’s why we created Stockpile. Inventory issues can be sneaky. Unsold stock sitting on shelves is costing you money. Sold out items may cost you customers. Missing inventory can be a nightmare to locate. You need to know what you have and where it is at all times. If you have multiple locations you should be able to quickly and easily transfer items from one store to another. You should be able to run reports that allow you to clearly see which items are selling and which ones are taking up too much space. Stockpile allows you to do all this and more.

Your employees will love using Stockpile. It’s won’t take them long at all to learn how to use the system and it will make their jobs so much easier. They will really appreciate the difference that online inventory system can make on a daily basis. As you know from our post on employee retention, happy employees can be a huge competitive advantage for your small business.

If you’re ready to realize the benefits of our online inventory system, you can get started now. That will be one less thing you have to worry about, giving you more time to devote to other aspects of your business.

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