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Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.

Revealing the Readers' Choice Winner

Here's a look at the gift you voted as your favorite in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.

Is Your Favorite in the Lead?

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.

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.

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.

A Gift For Tangle-Free Listening

The last item to make our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a pair of Zipbuds earphones.

A Gift That Has All The Elements

Today's featured item from our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this Periodic Table of Elements necklace made by My London Sun.

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

The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this tangy key lime BBQ sauce made by Reva Foods.

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.

A Present for Your Pooch

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

Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

To help you decide, three entrepreneurs share their past experiences.

The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

Meet Luke Knowles, who has made Free Shipping Day bigger than Black Friday.

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.

Chris Brogan on How to Make December Your Secret Power-Work Month

Think you'll be able to have downtime during the winter holiday season? Think again.

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.

Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

A franchise advocate is lobbying American Express to allow franchisees from small outfits to take part in its holiday marketing campaign designed to promote independently-owned enterprises.

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.

Networking Strategies for the Holidays

The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.

Building a Business on Regifting

With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke.

A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

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

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