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Video: How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male DemographicPlay Video

How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic (Video)

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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.
May 16, 2012 in Profiles
Video: Birchbox and Changing the Way We ShopPlay Video

Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop (Video)

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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.
May 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

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Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.
May 9, 2012 in Retail Center
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

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Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
April 5, 2012 in Management & Operations
Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

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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.
March 29, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront

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

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Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
March 12, 2012 in Retail Center
Video: Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a StoryPlay Video

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

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See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
March 12, 2012 in Retail Center
Smartphones Become the Go-To Tool for Shoppers

Smartphones Become the Go-To Tool for Shoppers

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As smartphone usage increases, bricks-and-mortar retailers could see their revenue drop. Here's how to stay ahead of the curve.
February 28, 2012 in Sales
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

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

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When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
January 30, 2012 in Location
Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

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The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.
December 19, 2011 in Franchises
Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

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Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
December 12, 2011 in Hot Trends
Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

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A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.
December 7, 2011 in Make the Sale
Video: How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the HolidaysPlay Video

How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the Holidays (Video)

For retailers, the holiday season is critical. We look at how small businesses in one New York marketplace are planning to win customers.
November 18, 2011 in Marketing Basics
How to Start a Business in a Recession

How to Start a Business in a Recession

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Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
September 27, 2011 in Startup Basics
Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

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A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
May 18, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

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Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
April 11, 2011 in Location
Video: Creating a Successful Clothing LabelPlay Video

Creating a Successful Clothing Label (Video)

Founder & Designer of P.G.D. Style and former Baywatch star Melissa Biggs talks about the steps she needed to take to start P.G.D. Style and what advice she would give to first-time designers.
August 16, 2010 in Retail Center
Video: Clothing Boutique Owner Starts OnlinePlay Video

Clothing Boutique Owner Starts Online (Video)

Girlie Designs founder Linda Antwi tells us how she started her clothing store online before going brick and mortar.
November 14, 2008 in Retail Center
How to Start a Clothing Store

How to Start a Clothing Store

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Are you fashion forward? Do you love working with the public? Then it might just be time for you to marry your fashion sense and your business sense with a retail clothing business.
February 22, 2001 in Startup Kits
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