News and Articles About Holidays
Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
Sandals. Subscription underwear. We've got our top apparel picks in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
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.
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.
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.
These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.
We drank and tasted our way through all the food submissions in this year's gift guide -- and deemed these the most delicious.
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.
If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.
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.
As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how.
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.
The first picks from our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide have arrived. Here's our list of favorites for furry friends.
Expressing a little appreciation can go a long way. Here's how to take it beyond the greeting card sentiments and have meaningful conversations with customers, employees and vendors.
How to go beyond the typical holiday bonus to reward employees.
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.
Need a last minute costume idea? We've got you covered.
Calling all artists, designers and craftspeople. We're compiling our 2012 Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.
It's summer. So we thought we'd explore different ways that even the busiest start-up entrepreneurs can make time to get away.
Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?
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.
In the business of love, nothing is sacred -- not even candy hearts and red roses.
For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.
Here's a look at the gift you voted as your favorite in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
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.