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

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

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Think you'll be able to have downtime during the winter holiday season? Think again.
December 1, 2011 in Productivity
Giving Kids the Gift of Travel

Giving Kids the Gift of Travel

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a children's book made by Hartlyn Kids.
December 1, 2011 in Marketing

12 Days of Indie Merchant Gifts: Day 1

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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.
November 30, 2011 in Marketing
Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

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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.
November 29, 2011 in Franchises
A Small Business Owner's Guide to Year-End Sales Success

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

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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.
November 28, 2011 in Make the Sale
Networking Strategies for the Holidays

Networking Strategies for the Holidays

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The holiday party season is a great time to meet people -- and you should have a plan.
November 28, 2011 in Networking
Building a Business on Regifting

Building a Business on Regifting

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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.
November 25, 2011 in Success Stories
A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

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What retail forecasters expect from online customers during the holiday spending season this year.
November 23, 2011 in Growth Strategies
Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

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As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.
November 23, 2011 in Sales Techniques
Video: How to Make a ToastPlay Video

How to Make a Toast (Video)

Is it toasty in here or is it us? The Esquire Guy mulls over the perfect words to raise a glass to.
November 23, 2011 in Leadership
How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

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The Esquire guy goes on a fact-finding mission to unearth the perfect words to accompany a hoist, whether it's to toast the accomplishments of employees or the tanking of a rival.
November 23, 2011 in Leadership
How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

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Expressing gratitude can be good for business. Here are ways to make your appreciation more meaningful to your employees, vendors and customers.
November 22, 2011 in Growing Your Business
Video: How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the HolidaysPlay Video

How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the Holidays (Video)

For retailers, the holiday season is critical. We look at how small businesses in one New York marketplace are planning to win customers.
November 18, 2011 in Marketing Basics
Calling All Independent Merchants

Calling All Independent Merchants

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From now until Thanksgiving, tell us about one item that you sell that is the perfect gift for someone special. We'll consider it for our upcoming Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
November 1, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

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As fewer shoppers may visit stores this holiday season, you'll have to get more of them to buy to see sales grow. Here are some tips.
October 26, 2011 in Make the Sale
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

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As fewer shoppers may visit stores this holiday season, you'll have to get more of them to buy to see sales grow. Here are some tips.
October 26, 2011 in Make the Sale
Video: How Can I Stand Out in the Holiday Sales Rush?Play Video

How Can I Stand Out in the Holiday Sales Rush? (Video)

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.
October 12, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
Five Ways to Gear Up Your Marketing for the Holiday Shopping Season

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

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The winter holiday shopping season is still weeks away, but the clock is ticking for those making marketing plans.
October 5, 2011 in Marketing Basics
Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community at Holiday Time

Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community at Holiday Time

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Doing good is good for business and your brand. Here are three ideas for cause marketing that can work on a small scale.
September 23, 2011 in Branding
Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush

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Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.
September 20, 2011 in Shipping Center
Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

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Six quick tips to help maximize sales during the big holiday.
April 8, 2011 in Selling Online
Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

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Thirty thoughtful employee gifts for small businesses on a budget.
December 16, 2010 in Human Resources

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