Nina!? It’s a sleek Chicago knitting shop.

When Nina opened in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in Fall 2004, creative people were thrilled to find a contemporary knitting shop that reflects knitting’s hip, chic image. The striking interior was designed by a talented architect and furniture designer at Chicago’s Animate Architecture. The sleek, calm space has been described as a Zen temple to fiber. Beautiful yarns including angora, cashmere, silk, bamboo, hemp, alpaca, and hand-dyed ribbon are artfully arranged. The atmosphere is inviting and friendly, with comfortable places to sit, look at books, take classes, or knit with friends.Read More

The Secret to Life: Coffee and Donuts at Bennett’s Fresh Roast


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Bennett’s Fresh Roast

Bennett’s Fresh Roast has been open for 3 short years and in that time has become one of Lee County, Florida’s fastest growing businesses.  Opened by longtime local morning radio personality C. David Bennett, the shop features from-scratch, hand cut donuts and coffee that was “roasted yesterday, served today.”  Google Bennett’s Fresh Roast.  Read the reviews on Yelp or Urban Spoon.Read More

In Muumuu Heaven

Muumuu Heaven is a family owned and operated store in Kaneohe, Hawaii, which sells apparel, home décor, and accessories. Their staple items come from muumuus – traditional Hawaiian housedresses. These are not just regular everyday muumuus from the 50’s-80’s era, though!! Instead, they are fashionable updated versions. Standard muumuus are customized and modified into modern styles of skirts and dresses. Because one muumuu only makes one item, each one is truly one of a kind.Read More

How Do I Setup and Track Consignment Sales in PayGo Solo?

PayGo Solo has the ability to track consignment inventory.  Consignment items allow you to take an item from a Consignor (treated as a Vendor in PayGo) and sell it in your PayGo system at a certain price rate.  PayGo will then help you keep track of who’s items have sold and allow you to run a report to see the totals for any span of time.Read More

PayGo in a Cafe. How to Do It?

PayGo has a different Invoice Screen that is more optimal to retailers wishing to sell non-barcoded inventory or services.  The Invoice – Oneshot Cafe screen provides buttons that users can click on to add items to the invoice.

To set this up, do the following:

From the Main Menu of PayGo, do the following:Read More

“What if my Internet goes down?!”

Occasionally, some people who are considering PayGo on the cloud ask… “What happens if my internet goes down? I can’t do business!”

We respond with this…”What happens if your computer goes down? Or what happens if your monitor dies.”

Both scenarios involve hardware failing and both require an emergency plan.  We’re confident that getting back up and running in PayGo SaaS will be MUCH faster than restoring a computer that houses your POS program and data.

The risk of not being able to run your business over the internet is LESS than what you might think.  In fact, it’s been a non-issue for all of our clients since our launch in 2008.Read More

Making Dough

Breadsmith Bakery

In today’s uncertain economic environment, starting a small business can be a daunting task. There are a number of things to consider, everything from ordering supplies to employee scheduling and payroll to marketing to filling orders. Paul Cavanaugh knows a thing or two about thriving in an uncertain economy.

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The Moore, The Better.

Moore Brothers Wine Company

Moore Brothers is essentially a direct import wine store, though they don’t hold an import license. They hold a long-term relationship with some of the best growers in Europe and they only carry wines from THOSE growers. What really makes these guys unique is that it’s the only place in the world you can buy fresh wine that is Read More

Bikes, Eh? Pecco’s Has Them.

About Pecco’s

Located in the towns of Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario is Pecco’s, owned and operated by Martin Cousineau. Pecco’s is a bicycle and ski shop that has been in business for the past 32 years. For the past 11 they have adopted building custom bikes, something that they feel gives them a competitive edge as they can offer more aggressive pricing. As a business that processes hundreds of transactions a day, the need for a way to organize and process all those sales was paramount. Read More

Enter Bottlerocket!

Doing Wine Things Differently

When Tom Geniesse embarked on his newest entrepreneurial venture in 2002, writing the business plan for Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, he vowed to integrate Apple computers into the store. Fiercely loyal to a brand that has grown up alongside him, Tom knew it made sense from many points of view. Operationally, he believed the Apple environment most closely matched his Read More