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Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers

Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers

Mythical small shop owners knows every customer. In reality, small businesses need the tools to analyze their sales data if they are to compete.
UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed

UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed

The shipping giant's retail franchise was hit by a malware attack, potentially jeopardizing customer's identifying and financial information. Here's what you need to know.
The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer

The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer

If your customer is letting you know he's not happy with your business, you have a chance to make things right. Here's how.
The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop.
3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency

3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency

Online sellers, particularly those on eBay, can benefit from the convenience of tapping a mobile device.
The Retail Giants That Disappeared

The Retail Giants That Disappeared

From Circuit City to KB Toys, a look at the popular stores that went bust over the last 25 years.
4 Sturdy Pillars of Data for Growing Your Small Retail Business

4 Sturdy Pillars of Data for Growing Your Small Retail Business

Data you routinely collect, when properly analyzed, will guide you to better sales and happier customers.
The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.
Start Preparing Your Business for the Generation After Millennials

Start Preparing Your Business for the Generation After Millennials

The newest crop of consumers will be incredibly brand fickle. Can you appeal to them over your competitors?
No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location.
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.
Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.
Some Bare Truths About Native Advertising

Some Bare Truths About Native Advertising

Marketers need to look beyond the buzz and hype and take better advantage of this sponsored format.
Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing

Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing

If you want to create life-long clients, you need to impress people right from the start.
6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

If customers are finding what they need in your store just to buy it online, it's time to update your retail strategy.
Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

Investor crowdfunding site CircleUp seeks nominations for its list by July.
Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?

Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?

How to spot potential theft when shopping online.
This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Thanks to the Internet of Things, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores just got a lot more personal. Here's how.
'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)

'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)

As the marketing onslaught proliferates, consumers -- more than anything -- want to feel like individuals.
The Top Franchise in Every Industry

The Top Franchise in Every Industry

We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.
Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?

Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?

By the end of the year, $1.5 trillion worth of in-store sales could be influenced by mobile devices.
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
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