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3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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

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

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

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

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.

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Run Retail Operations

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

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

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.
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

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.

Menswear for Women Corners a Niche Market

Custom clothier Tomboy Tailors crafts bespoke menswear -- for women.
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

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

How Can I Turn Price-Sensitive Shoppers Into Customers?

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.
Why iPads Are the New Retail Design Must Have

Why iPads Are the New Retail Design Must Have

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.
Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

Billabong's Wipeout: Surfwear Brand Now Worthless

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.
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

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

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

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

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

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

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

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

10 States Without Sales Tax This Weekend

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

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

A new survey examines what parents are shopping for and where and how much they plan to spend.
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

In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

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

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

Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

The colorful, rubber footwear company said cold weather contributed to plunging profits in the second quarter.
The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

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

With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.
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

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.
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

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

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

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.

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.

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