News and Articles About Retail Businesses
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.
Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.
Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
As smartphone usage increases, bricks-and-mortar retailers could see their revenue drop. Here's how to stay ahead of the curve.
When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.
Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.