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The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

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With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.
July 26, 2013 in Sales
Photos: Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

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From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
July 25, 2013 in Lifestyle
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

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How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
July 24, 2013 in Sales
The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

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A Finnish company says it has developed a system that eliminates the need for cash or credit at check out. All it needs is a look at your face.
July 23, 2013 in News and Trends

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

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The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
July 19, 2013 in Business Management
Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

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Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.
July 15, 2013 in Business Management
Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

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The National Retail Federation offers a way to assess someone's skills and talents to find the best job.
July 15, 2013 in Hiring Center
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

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Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
July 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

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Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Business Finds Success With Clothing Fit for a Royal Baby

Business Finds Success With Clothing Fit for a Royal Baby

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Lauren Levy rushed to bring Magnificent Baby's "An Heir Is Born" clothing line to market. Find out how her hustle is paying off.
July 11, 2013 in Business Ideas
Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

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The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.
July 1, 2013 in Sales

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

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Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
June 6, 2013 in Location

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

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A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
May 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

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Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
May 12, 2013 in Apps & Software
How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

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Research from the National Retail Federation reveals what young adults are looking for in their first jobs.
April 17, 2013 in Hiring Center
New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

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A consignment store fights back against showrooming, with a new app called Swarm Mobile.
April 9, 2013 in Apps & Software
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

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Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
April 5, 2013 in Social Media
The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

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The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.
March 22, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

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A new exhibit at New York's Tenement Museum explores a century of the city's immigrant small-business owners, while the city government champions its growing tech startup community.
March 1, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

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Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
February 19, 2013 in Retail Center
E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

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Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
February 14, 2013 in Technology
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

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To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
January 24, 2013 in Sales
How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

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San Franciso clothier Taylor Stitch employs multiple apps for a custom commerce solution.
January 15, 2013 in Retail Center
3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

3 Startups Rethinking the Business of Gifting

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As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
December 19, 2012 in Selling Online
2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

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Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
December 18, 2012 in Profiles

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