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Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

These tips will help you minimize business disruptions and keep the customer satisfied.

Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

With Christmas just a day away, don't forget to give a big 'THANK YOU' to the VIPs in your life.
4 Holiday Gifts for Time- and Fashion-Challenged Young Entrepreneurs

4 Holiday Gifts for Time- and Fashion-Challenged Young Entrepreneurs

For the entrepreneur who has everything but time. Here are a few efficiency-boosting gift ideas that he/she or even you would love.
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.
How to Banish Holiday Stress

How to Banish Holiday Stress

It's the busiest time of the year, follow these four ways to decompress now.
16 Must-Have Gifts for Entrepreneurs

16 Must-Have Gifts for Entrepreneurs

Need ideas for your holiday wishlist? Wondering what to get your fellow entrepreneurs? Our gift guide has you covered.
Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season

Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season

Today's gamut of beliefs and sensitivities can turn holiday business gifts into an etiquette minefield. Here's how to give grateful good cheer without crossing any lines.
3 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping Over Mobile Devices

3 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping Over Mobile Devices

With cyber criminals targeting mobile users more than ever, keep security top-of-mind this holiday season.
How to Behave at Your Office Holiday Party

How to Behave at Your Office Holiday Party

The Esquire guy shares his do's and don'ts for your company's annual holiday party.
10 Gadgets to Boost Your Office's Fun Factor

10 Gadgets to Boost Your Office's Fun Factor

As holiday party season gets under way, these tech toys can both entertain and increase employee morale.
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season

By working to their strengths, introverts can enjoy holiday parties too. Here are five tips to make the season easier.
Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

On the last day of our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, we roll out five products for the special angler, yogi or Frisbee player in your life.
3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
Day #9: Groovy Gifts of Apparel, Made by Indie Merchants

Day #9: Groovy Gifts of Apparel, Made by Indie Merchants

Sandals. Subscription underwear. We've got our top apparel picks in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants

Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants

For those friends and family members that swear by only the most useful gifts, here are a few options that will satisfy and delight even the most ingenious MacGyver.
6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays

6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays

Hard to believe the holidays are upon us, Thanksgiving has just wrapped and the rest of the holidays will be here in a blink. Here's your guide to a stress-free season.
3 Things to Consider Before Your Business Donates to Charity

3 Things to Consider Before Your Business Donates to Charity

It's the season of giving. But before you open your wallet, follow this checklist to make sure you get your money is put to the best use.
Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.
Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

We drank and tasted our way through all the food submissions in this year's gift guide -- and deemed these the most delicious.
Day #4: The Season's Quirkiest Gifts Under $50

Day #4: The Season's Quirkiest Gifts Under $50

We've got stocking stuffers made from bullets, airplane parts, crystal balls and more. Check out our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide's most unusual slide show.
4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.
Day #3: 10 Gifts for Kids Made by Indie Merchants

Day #3: 10 Gifts for Kids Made by Indie Merchants

Got a tyke in your life? From crayons to Legos, here's our top picks for kids -- made by parents, teachers and even kids themselves.
5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers

5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers

As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how.
Meatball's Top Picks for Your Pet

Meatball's Top Picks for Your Pet

This holiday season, don't forget to treat your furry friends too. For our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, Meatball the bulldog gives his top pick from the pets category.

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