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Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job
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The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.
December 19, 2013 in Security
This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

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The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
December 6, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

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With the value of Bitcoin at record highs, and the holiday season upon us, there's no better time for the cryptocurrency to prove its mainstream usefulness.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

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Cyber crooks are out to make online shoppers miserable this holiday season. Here's what you should know.
November 27, 2013 in Retail Center
Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

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Black Friday is when most people entice customers to buy more, more and more. One clothing retailer is doing the complete opposite.
November 26, 2013 in Marketing Ideas

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

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If youÂ’re looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
November 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

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Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
November 21, 2013 in Marketing
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

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These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
November 19, 2013 in Go Forward
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

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Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
November 18, 2013 in Sales
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

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Business owners eager to break out of the Small Business Saturday box are banding together in an attempt to conjure up some Black Friday magic.
November 13, 2013 in Finding Customers
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

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The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
November 12, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

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With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
October 31, 2013 in Sales
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

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The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.
October 18, 2013 in Sales
Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers

Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers

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The restaurant franchise Moe's Southwest Grill has figured out a way to make money on Black Friday: Feed all those shop employees ringing up purchases.
November 19, 2012 in Franchises
Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday Lead to a Big Payday?

Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday Lead to a Big Payday?

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Early reports show that the big holiday weekend was actually big this year, but consumers are looking for deals. Will retailers still be able to turn a profit?
November 29, 2011 in Sales Techniques
Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

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As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.
November 23, 2011 in Sales Techniques
Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

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How a small Pittsburgh company uses presales to source expansion capital.
April 19, 2011 in Self-Financing

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