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Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Inspired by her franchise-owning parents, Chelsea Sloan started Uptown Cheapskate with her brother Scott while she was still in college.
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

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.
How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

What business owners need to know about these developing technologies.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
What PayPal's Partnership With Discover Means to Business Owners and Consumers

What PayPal's Partnership With Discover Means to Business Owners and Consumers

Starting next spring, merchants will be able to accept PayPal through their existing relationship with Discover card.
One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
A Retail Extreme Makeover Provides Sweet Rewards

A Retail Extreme Makeover Provides Sweet Rewards

A Chicago cupcake company’s experience offers lessons on renovating an affordable, but neglected retail space.
How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
Reveal Your Retail Personality

Reveal Your Retail Personality

Three retail business owners show how to project personality and add a special flair to your store.
7 Tips to Create Winning Window Displays

7 Tips to Create Winning Window Displays

How to design windows that will command attention and lure shoppers into your store.
7 Layout Secrets of the Big Retail Chains

7 Layout Secrets of the Big Retail Chains

The right design and displays can steer customers to more merchandise and keep them shopping longer.
How Retail Businesses Can Use Gamification to Engage with Customers

How Retail Businesses Can Use Gamification to Engage with Customers

Gabe Zichermann offers examples of how gaming elements can help retail owners engage with customers and market their businesses.
How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic

How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic

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.
Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop

Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop

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.
5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

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.
Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront

Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront

Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
Smartphones Become the Go-To Tool for Shoppers

Smartphones Become the Go-To Tool for Shoppers

As smartphone usage increases, bricks-and-mortar retailers could see their revenue drop. Here's how to stay ahead of the curve.
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.
Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.

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