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Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Cyber crooks are out to make online shoppers miserable this holiday season. Here's what you should know.
3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments? Why Not.

3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments? Why Not.

MakerBot is running a contest for designs for holiday ornaments that can be made with 3-D printers. The winner gets a trip to New York City and a chance to meet MakerBot's CEO.
4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

Holiday parties can be a minefield. But, with a few simple tweaks, you can have fun and curb potentially bad behavior.
Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

As we head into the holiday season filled with business events and parties, it’s important to keep in mind that the IRS is strict with its tax-write off standards.
How to Get Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Season

How to Get Your eCommerce Site Optimized for the Holiday Season

Follow these tips and take the most advantage of gift-buying online shoppers.
How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you’re looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

Follow these tips to ensure you don’t lose holiday shoppers or sales.
3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

While brownies are always a good idea, here are three potentially longer lasting ways to say thanks to key people in your business life.
Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

A look at when it's appropriate to send a thank-you note and other ways of showing appreciation to your clients, business partners and employees.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.
18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

In an ideal world, your staff should feel appreciated 365 days a year. In the real world, gratitude sometimes gets forgotten. Here are 18 suggestions for remedying that.
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

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

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.
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Moss of the Month Club? 15 Unique Subscription Services

Moss of the Month Club? 15 Unique Subscription Services

Subscription services are no longer just for magazine and beer-of-the-month clubs. The booming ecommerce method is one of our Business Trends for 2014. Check out these unique services to find out why.
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

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

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.
Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Go beyond pens and calendars to create a branded business gift that will get your company remembered.
Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon customers in some parts of the U.S. can now get packages every day of the week.
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

The biggest e-commerce shopping day of the year is fast approaching. Now is the time to create a strategy for your business. Here's how.
The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

In year's past, landing on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list could turn an unknown business into an overnight success. Will this year's entrepreneurs be as lucky?
How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to staff up for the holidays. Here are a few tips for keeping you on track and out of the IRS's headlights.
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.

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