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

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

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

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.
Kate Taylor
Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter
Online Shopping

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.
Benjamin Kabin
Some Bare Truths About Native Advertising
Advertising

Some Bare Truths About Native Advertising

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

Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing

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

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.
George Deeb
Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?
Innovation

Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

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

Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?

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

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

'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.
Geoff Weiss
The Top Franchise in Every Industry
Franchise 500

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.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?
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.
Krystina Gustafson
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
Security

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.
Benjamin Kabin
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company
Websites

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.
Ann Handley