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TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers
Marketing

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
Catherine Clifford
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season
Marketing

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
Kate Taylor
Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?
Technology

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
Catherine Clifford
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season
Marketing

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
Catherine Clifford
3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses
Franchises

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
Joel Libava
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing
Growth Strategies

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
Brian Patrick Eha
How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)
Marketing

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
Entrepreneur Staff
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development
Starting a Business

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
Ashley Lee
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing
Marketing

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

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

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Technology

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Run Retail Operations

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

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.
Grant Cardone
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare
Starting a Business

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.
Scott Shane