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Effectiveness of Patient Recall Methods

If your practice depends on repeat businesses, patients who miss appointments can severely affect both scheduling and your bottom line. You may have a system in place to recall these patients and get them back onto the schedule, but these methods are not always effective. When looking at time and money, certain reactivation strategies work better than others.
Phone Calls by Staff
You may feel like having a member of your staff call to reschedule will get the best results, and provide a personal touch. Unfortunately, this method has a number of …

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Using A Fingerprint ID System For Clocking In And Out

When a business wants to make sure that its employees can clock in and out easily, they can install a time clock from a place like Allied Time. A fingerprint time clock allows the business to secure each employee time card. Also, this system is much faster than any other system that the business can use. Imagine how simple these systems are to use.
The Security
When the business is using one of these fingerprint systems, they will be able to secure each time card. People cannot clock in for their friends, …

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[28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Weighing the Benefits of iPad-Based Point of Sale Systems

Point of sale systems are the financial focal point of a retail business. They are the hub of activity in any retail store. It is no wonder, therefore, that companies are wary to adopt new standards for its point of sale machines and services. Recently, innovations in the creation of apps to deal with point of sale services have made the iPad a surprising contender in the field of point of sale systems. The sleek, elegant design that Apple’s has championed makes it both stylish and easy to integrate into …

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[24 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Running a Business Successfully

Running a business comes with a host of challenges and rewards. The struggle towards success is seldom easy. However, it can be a little difficult to know when you are ready for a change and when you should stick with your current course. Answering the following questions can help you make a wise decision.
Are You Passionate About Your Field?
It didn’t take you long to figure out that there are good days and bad days as a business owner. Many times, you’ll even experience a wide range of emotions during the …

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[1 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Credit Card Merchant Processing: Dealing With Dreaded Downgrades

Every business owner dreads the downgraded charge. It’s a way for merchant service providers to rake in more fees due to a customer using a card that charges a higher-than-normal rate, or the transaction being entered incorrectly. Your mission is to avoid these fees at all costs. Here’s how.
What’s A Downgrade?
A “downgrade” is a transactional fee charged that’s higher than it would otherwise be because of some fault in the card processing. Generally speaking, there are three tiers that a merchant services provider will charge you for processing transactions:
The qualified …

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[29 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
4 Great Reasons to Switch to Cloud Networking

Cloud networking is trending upwards as more businesses and organizations make the switch from traditional computing. While working in the cloud sounds lofty it really is a sensible method for digital computing that is a logical next step for using the internet. There are several good reasons that make cloud networking an ideal solution. Freedom to Work Anywhere Companies that incorporate telecommuting into the work structure of their employees can easily plug in an entire network that works via the cloud. There is no need to be tied down to …

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[23 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Building a small business team is like building a sports team

During the NBA and NFL drafts, teams analyze their entire roster, look at rough spots from the previous year and attempt to build a team that can bring home the world championship trophy.
The perfect team can bring a stellar record, but that doesn’t always mean stacking your team with superstars. While that can be effective, having role players can make a world’s worth of difference. (If you watched this year’s NBA Finals, you likely saw how San Antonio Spurs toppled the Miami Heat using role players instead of superstars.)
The same …

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[23 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Online Store Software Changes the Way You Run Your Online Business

Running an online business might sound like a simple idea in practice. Once you learn a little more about how to get people to make purchases through your site, you might find that it takes more work than you expected. You can’t expect to simply launch a site and sit back as the money comes to your account. Some of the biggest businesses in the world hire people just to run their sites and make sales. Whether you have a new online shopping site or an existing site, you can …