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Building a Successful Sale

Sales promotions are one of the most powerful marketing tools available to any retailer. By definition, a sale is supposed to influence the consumers’ buying behavior by incentivizing them to come to your place of business to receive a predetermined benefit during a...

Business of Excellence: Sisters Ace Hardware

Company: Sisters Ace Hardware Manager: Jordon Tandy Location: Sisters, OR Years in Business: 11 Sisters Ace Hardware has been a fixture in Sisters, Oregon for over 35 years. The Tandy family purchased the store in 2005. As a small town hardware store, Sisters Ace is...

7 Easy Promotions to Skyrocket Sales After the Holidays

The holidays may be over but this is no time to kick back and sip the leftover eggnog. Don’t start the new year in a slump. Try some creative promotions to increase traffic in your store. The momentum you build now will have a positive effect throughout the year. 1....

Executive Perspective: Can Retail Survive the Internet Economy?

It’s no secret that brick and mortar retail businesses have been under assault from internet retailers for some time. Let’s face it, shopping online has never been so easy, convenient or, dare I say it, satisfying. The selection of products available on the internet...

How to Harness the Awesome Power of Unique Knowledge

Unique knowledge is also useful when suggesting add-on items that will make the product perform better for the customer. A guide for your new circular saw will improve accuracy when cutting plywood or other sheet goods. You’ll be able to cut straight and on your mark...

Business of Excellence: Bryant & Sons Building Supply

Company: Bryant & Sons Building Supply Owner: Dennis Bryant Location: Summerville, GA Years in Business: 71 Bryant & Sons Building Supply has been a fixture in Summerville, Georgia since 1945. The Bryant’s are proud to have Landon, a member of their fourth generation,...

Keep it Healthy – Working for Workplace Wellness

Company-implemented wellness programs help keep employees productive, happy, and healthy. The 2012 Aflac WorkForces Report found workers who participated in wellness programs were more likely to have a higher level of job satisfaction, feel happier with their...

Lighten the IT Burden with Managed Services

Wouldn’t it be great if your computers were automatically maintained, backed-up, and protected from viruses, spyware, and malware? Introducing Managed Services Managed service providers, or MSP’s, use special software to pro-actively keep your computers and network...

Foiling Ransomware: Preventing Your PC from Being Taken Hostage

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software used to block access to your computer system.  While your computer is being held captive, you are unable to access windows, your files, and your apps.  It encrypts your files and holds your computer system...

Integrating with Avalara and Microsoft Dynamics GP

Paladin has joined with Avalara to make taxes less taxing. AvaTax by Avalara simplifies your tax obligations by combining real-time tax calculation and fully automated sales tax compliance for your business. AvaTax is based in the cloud, so with every change to tax...

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