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3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

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How to go beyond the typical holiday bonus to reward employees.
November 19, 2012 in Motivation and Retention
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
Halloween Costumes for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Halloween Costumes for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Need a last minute costume idea? We've got you covered.
October 31, 2012 in Lifestyle
We Want You for Our Holiday Gift Guide

We Want You for Our Holiday Gift Guide

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Calling all artists, designers and craftspeople. We're compiling our 2012 Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.
September 21, 2012 in Public Relations
6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

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It's summer. So we thought we'd explore different ways that even the busiest start-up entrepreneurs can make time to get away.
July 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

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Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?
June 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

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As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
June 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Valentine's Niche: Say It With Beer and Beef Jerky?

Valentine's Niche: Say It With Beer and Beef Jerky?

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In the business of love, nothing is sacred -- not even candy hearts and red roses.
February 14, 2012 in Targeting Niche Markets
Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

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For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.
December 28, 2011 in Marketing Plan
Revealing the Readers' Choice Winner

Revealing the Readers' Choice Winner

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Here's a look at the gift you voted as your favorite in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
December 19, 2011 in Marketing
Is Your Favorite in the Lead?

Is Your Favorite in the Lead?

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There are just three short days left to vote for your top choice in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide. Here's a sneak peek at the scoreboard leaders.
December 16, 2011 in Marketing
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

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Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
December 13, 2011 in Managing Employees
Vote For Your Favorite Indie Merchant Gift

Vote For Your Favorite Indie Merchant Gift

Which is your favorite gift in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide? Cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award.
December 12, 2011 in Marketing
A Gift For Tangle-Free Listening

A Gift For Tangle-Free Listening

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The last item to make our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a pair of Zipbuds earphones.
December 11, 2011 in Marketing
A Gift That Has All The Elements

A Gift That Has All The Elements

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Today's featured item from our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this Periodic Table of Elements necklace made by My London Sun.
December 10, 2011 in Marketing
Forget the Pie -- It's Key Lime BBQ Sauce

Forget the Pie -- It's Key Lime BBQ Sauce

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this tangy key lime BBQ sauce made by Reva Foods.
December 9, 2011 in Marketing
Really, It's Not Sent From My iPhone

Really, It's Not Sent From My iPhone

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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.
December 8, 2011 in Marketing
A Present for Your Pooch

A Present for Your Pooch

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a dog treat pouch made by Sara Bella Upcycled.
December 7, 2011 in Marketing
Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

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To help you decide, three entrepreneurs share their past experiences.
December 6, 2011 in Shipping Center
The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

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Meet Luke Knowles, who has made Free Shipping Day bigger than Black Friday.
December 6, 2011 in Shipping Center
Get a Load of This: A Gift That Weighs Luggage

Get a Load of This: A Gift That Weighs Luggage

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Today we reveal the latest pick for our gift guide -- a digital luggage scale made by EatSmart Products. Talk about practical!
December 6, 2011 in Marketing
Getting a Kick Out of Social Responsibility

Getting a Kick Out of Social Responsibility

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a fair-trade certified soccer ball made by Senda Athletics.
December 5, 2011 in Marketing
No Animals Were Harmed to Make This Lip Balm

No Animals Were Harmed to Make This Lip Balm

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a vegan lip balm set made by Sprout Skincare.
December 4, 2011 in Marketing
Making Jewelry Out of Broken Plates

Making Jewelry Out of Broken Plates

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a necklace made by IBreakPlates.com
December 3, 2011 in Marketing
All I Want For Christmas Is This Beer Mug

All I Want For Christmas Is This Beer Mug

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a conversation-starter made by The Man Registry.
December 2, 2011 in Marketing

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