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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.
How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the Holidays

How Indie Merchants Are Prepping for the Holidays

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

How to Start a Business in a Recession

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.
Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

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

Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
Creating a Successful Clothing Label

Creating a Successful Clothing Label

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.
Clothing Boutique Owner Starts Online

Clothing Boutique Owner Starts Online

Girlie Designs founder Linda Antwi tells us how she started her clothing store online before going brick and mortar.
How to Start a Clothing Store

How to Start a Clothing Store

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.
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