Thomas Tracy

Thomas Tracy

Thomas Tracy is a writer and small business consultant with 28 years of experience in the insurance, employee benefits and financial services industries.


Competitive pricing: What it is and how to use it for your business

Competitive pricing is the process of selling your products or services at the same or a lower price than your competitors. Businesses can also practice competitive pricing by offering more attractive payment terms than their competition.

Marginal cost: definition, formula, and examples

Learn how to calculate marginal costs with an easy-to-follow formula and examples. Read now to find out how to apply this to your business.

Alternative ERP modules: functionality without the complexity

An ERP may not be the best answer to your business problems. Learn the other choices that won’t complicate your business operations.

The business owner’s guide to ERP implementation

Considering investing in an ERP system? Read this ERP implementation guide from QuickBooks to learn the process, best practices, and mistakes to avoid.

What is production planning and how can you use it?

Learn how to use production planning to increase manufacturing efficiency. Read the complete guide from QuickBooks.

What is the procure to pay process and how can you use it?

Learn how procure to pay can optimize your order management process with our comprehensive guide from QuickBooks.

Bundle pricing: A 2020 guide to product bundling

Learn how to boost sales through bundle pricing in this easy-to-follow guide from QuickBooks.

How client-focused businesses can increase efficiency by optimizing utilization rates

Managing your firm’s utilization rate will help you optimize your employees’ work ratios while helping boost your top-line.

A personal and productive approach to manufacturing recruiting and hiring

Find out how blending personal and analytical approaches to hiring manufacturing employees can help you hiring the best candidates and reduce turnover.

Moore’s law and the shrinking product life cycle

The product lifecycle is shrinking and innovations in hardware are accelerating. Find out how you can increasing speed of product development in manufacturing.

Where to find a new breed of manufacturing employees

Automation was once thought to eliminate manufacturing jobs. Today the spread of technology also creates pressing demand for a bevy of workers with upgraded expertise.

Reaching the summit of business performance

Find out what attributes high-performing businesses and the world's best adventurers share in common, and how to use them to reach your business potential.

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