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How Much Would Santa's Salary Be?
It's a tough job, but someone's got to to do it. Factoring in skill, stealth, and unparalleled delivery service, a new survey says Santa could earn under $138,000 per year.
December 17, 2013 in Money
Starbucks' $450 Metal Gift Cards Expected to Sell Out in Minutes

Starbucks' $450 Metal Gift Cards Expected to Sell Out in Minutes

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If you want to drop hundreds on an artisan Starbucks card, you need to hurry-- all 1,000 are expected to sell out shortly after they go on sale today.
December 6, 2013 in Franchises
Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile

Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile

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Sales during Thanksgiving weekend were down from last year, but Cyber Monday is attracting shoppers in droves.
December 2, 2013 in Sales
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

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
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

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The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
November 22, 2013 in Business Management
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

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This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
November 21, 2013 in Mobile
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
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

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You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
November 12, 2013 in News and Trends
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
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

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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.
November 11, 2013 in Sales
Photos: The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

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

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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?
November 8, 2013 in Lifestyle
Photos: 5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
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
Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

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Amazon is the latest company to announce plans to increase staff in preparation for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers with hopes of converting many of them into year-round employees.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

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For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
September 24, 2013 in Sales
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

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Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
August 14, 2013 in Sales
Photos: Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

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From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
July 25, 2013 in Lifestyle
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

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As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
December 19, 2012 in Selling Online
Photos: 16 Must-Have Gifts for Entrepreneurs

16 Must-Have Gifts for Entrepreneurs

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Need ideas for your holiday wishlist? Wondering what to get your fellow entrepreneurs? Our gift guide has you covered.
December 10, 2012 in Office Tech
3 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping Over Mobile Devices

3 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping Over Mobile Devices

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With cyber criminals targeting mobile users more than ever, keep security top-of-mind this holiday season.
December 8, 2012 in Security
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

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How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
December 7, 2012 in Productivity
Bringing Online Shopping to Life: How Etsy Experiments With Retail as a Brand Experience

Bringing Online Shopping to Life: How Etsy Experiments With Retail as a Brand Experience

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From free haircuts to wreath-making, Etsy's pop-up holiday shop re-imagines the traditional sales experience and brings online shopping to life.
December 7, 2012 in Branding
3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

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Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
December 5, 2012 in Customer Service
5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers

5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers

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As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how.
November 28, 2012 in Customer Loyalty and Retention

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