News and Articles About Retail Businesses
Sandals. Subscription underwear. We've got our top apparel picks in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
Going it alone isn't the best route for all business owners. Cooperative corporations offer an alternative to franchising, with members working together to decide how their company should operate.
Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
An online retailer pitches the sharks on her newly minted designer wedding dress consignment business, but no one bites.
Too many startups develop products and services for âassumedâ wants and perceived needs. What about designing solutions for deeper desires?
The online clothing boutique leveraged their keen visual sense to market their company at little cost with Instagram.
The 6,000-pound retail shop can be pulled by a large pickup truck to wherever potential customers may gather.
Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.
Inspired by her franchise-owning parents, Chelsea Sloan started Uptown Cheapskate with her brother Scott while she was still in college.
A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
What business owners need to know about these developing technologies.
Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Starting next spring, merchants will be able to accept PayPal through their existing relationship with Discover card.
How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
A Chicago cupcake companyâs experience offers lessons on renovating an affordable, but neglected retail space.
Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
Three retail business owners show how to project personality and add a special flair to your store.
How to design windows that will command attention and lure shoppers into your store.
The right design and displays can steer customers to more merchandise and keep them shopping longer.
Gabe Zichermann offers examples of how gaming elements can help retail owners engage with customers and market their businesses.
Other than dispel the idea that men don't like shopping, flash-sale site founder Jason Ross is hoping to train his company's energy on making a one-stop-lifestyle-shop for men.
When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna realized the flaws in the way women buy cosmetics, they started a company to revamp the system. Here, the Birchbox founders chat about their vision for the future of buying beauty and grooming products.
Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.
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