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Really, It's Not Sent From My iPhone

Need a present for the smartphone-obsessed person in your life? The latest entrant in our gift guide is this snail-mail stationery made by Red Letter Paper Co.

Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.

A Present for Your Pooch

Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a dog treat pouch made by Sara Bella Upcycled.

Get a Load of This: A Gift That Weighs Luggage

Today we reveal the latest pick for our gift guide -- a digital luggage scale made by EatSmart Products. Talk about practical!

Getting a Kick Out of Social Responsibility

The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a fair-trade certified soccer ball made by Senda Athletics.

No Animals Were Harmed to Make This Lip Balm

Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a vegan lip balm set made by Sprout Skincare.

Making Jewelry Out of Broken Plates

The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a necklace made by IBreakPlates.com

All I Want For Christmas Is This Beer Mug

Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a conversation-starter made by The Man Registry.

Giving Kids the Gift of Travel

The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a children's book made by Hartlyn Kids.

12 Days of Indie Merchant Gifts: Day 1

It's here! Today we unveil the first gift selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide....The Shopping List Bag, by L.E. Green Bags.

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

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?

A Small Business Owner's Guide to Year-End Sales Success

With just four weeks left to bank end of year sales, there are still ways you can maximize your 2011 income. Here are five tips.

A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

What retail forecasters expect from online customers during the holiday spending season this year.

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.

How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the Holidays

For retailers, the holiday season is critical. We look at how small businesses in one New York marketplace are planning to win customers.

How Can I Stand Out in the Holiday Sales Rush?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares three tips on how small business owners can stand out among competitors during the holiday rush. Part of our Coaches Corner series.

Five Ways to Gear Up Your Marketing for the Holiday Shopping Season

The winter holiday shopping season is still weeks away, but the clock is ticking for those making marketing plans.

Can 'Small Business Saturday' Save Christmas?

We're already thinking about the upcoming holiday season -- and how many of our readers who are independent merchants will fare this year.

Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

Six quick tips to help maximize sales during the big holiday.
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