Using a custom model class for your SPE report scripts can clean them up and make it easier to control the action button visibility.
If you are still using Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1, you may find this SPE module helpful. It provides a dialog that will allow you to stage (publish) your catalog.
Sitecore has a button on the developer tab that allows you to re-index just a portion of the content tree. This can be handy to avoid a full index rebuild… Read more »