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How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

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With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
October 31, 2013 in Sales
3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

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If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
October 30, 2013 in Franchises
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

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Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
October 25, 2013 in Shipping Center
How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

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How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
October 23, 2013 in Social Media
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

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With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
October 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
October 23, 2013 in Sales
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

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McDonaldÂ’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
October 22, 2013 in Franchises
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

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Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
October 17, 2013 in Branding

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Run Retail Operations

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Angela Ahrendts is the first high-profile head of retail since Ron Johnson left in 2011.
October 15, 2013 in News and Trends
6 Steps to a Return Policy That Will Score You More Sales

6 Steps to a Return Policy That Will Score You More Sales

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When REI recently changed its 'no questions asked' return policy to a year limit, people started debating the best approach. Here are six steps to get the most out of your policy.
September 27, 2013 in Sales
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

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What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
September 26, 2013 in Retail Center

Menswear for Women Corners a Niche Market

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Custom clothier Tomboy Tailors crafts bespoke menswear -- for women.
September 14, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

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Do small retailers really stand a chance online? Take these issues into consideration before jumping into ecommerce.
September 11, 2013 in Retail Center
How Can I Turn Price-Sensitive Shoppers Into Customers?

How Can I Turn Price-Sensitive Shoppers Into Customers?

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A business is having trouble with sales after expanding into a new market. Ask Entrepreneur's business operations expert offers ideas that are right on the money.
September 10, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Why iPads Are the New Retail Design Must Have

Why iPads Are the New Retail Design Must Have

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More commercial spaces are using tablets for everything from digital signage to point-of-sale systems. Here's how to create a great user experience.
August 28, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

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Over the past six years, Billabong has erased billions of dollars in investor value. Its latest year-end financial report delivers the worst news yet.
August 27, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf

Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf

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Jordan Eisenberg has squeezed into consumers' overstuffed wallets, invented new ways to sell his product at the drug store checkout counter and, most recently, scored marketing gold by wiggling his product into celebrity swag bags.
August 27, 2013 in Finding Customers
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

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Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
August 14, 2013 in Sales
5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

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The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.
August 12, 2013 in Sales
The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

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Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.
August 10, 2013 in Profiles
10 States Without Sales Tax This Weekend

10 States Without Sales Tax This Weekend

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A look at how businesses can cash in on the upcoming sales-tax holidays around the U.S.
August 1, 2013 in Sales
Where Back-to-School Shopping Dollars Are Going (Infographic)

Where Back-to-School Shopping Dollars Are Going (Infographic)

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A new survey examines what parents are shopping for and where and how much they plan to spend.
July 31, 2013 in Finding Customers
In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

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In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
July 31, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Photos: 9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

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Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.
July 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

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The colorful, rubber footwear company said cold weather contributed to plunging profits in the second quarter.
July 26, 2013 in Business Management

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