News and Articles About Retail Businesses
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.
For retailers, the holiday season is critical. We look at how small businesses in one New York marketplace are planning to win customers.
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.
A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
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.
Girlie Designs founder Linda Antwi tells us how she started her clothing store online before going brick and mortar.
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.