iPad – POS Every business can afford

The iPad as a POS system has changed the game for small business.  Long before Google existed we were installing computer networks and small change point of sale (aka POS) systems for retail stores and fast food restaurants.  Back then a single micros cash register could cost over $10,000.  No you aren’t reading that wrong. […]

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Can Customer Service Survive Growth?

In two weeks I head out of the country for , and like most areas in Southern California, homeless people are moving in quickly so I wanted to finish the alarm portion of my ELK M1 installation.  I got on the SmartHome website and ordered the last four door sensors.  Instead I received someone else’s order.  Instead of being able to just run by the warehouse and give back what I didn’t order and pick up the correct items I spent 45 minutes on the phone with “Ryan” in India.  

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Amazon Is Killing Small Business.

Amazon is killing small business.  Or is it?  This week while visiting a client, I overheard a conversation about how Amazon is killing small business.  Slightly ironic given Amazon’s ad campaign about how they help build small business. Uber is another company being blamed for killing the taxi and limo industry, and yet it touts […]

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Consumer Economy, Can it Survive?

We live in a consumer economy, but can it last?  Recently I had the pleasure of a three day visit with Tony Zarkedes who attempted to unseat one of California’s few long standing republican representatives, Dana Rohrabacher.  Tony Z believed that creating wealthier consumers meant a better economy. Two of Tony Z’s positions were based […]

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We’ve Upgraded Our Studio Again

Our Studio has upgraded again.  As you know at BG.Marketing we believe that video is the best way to reach customers, and get the word out about your business, your product or your message.  With that in mind we created Paradise Landing Productions.  We knew that nothing less than a TV broadcast grade studio setup […]

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