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How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers
Starting a Business

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
Ronald L. Bond
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks
Leadership

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
Catherine Clifford
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6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire
Entrepreneurs

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

This Philadelphia college dropout went from being $200,000 in debt at age 16 to being worth almost $3 billion by age 41.
Catherine Clifford
Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It
Growth Strategies

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
Brian Patrick Eha
Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday
Marketing

Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Black Friday is when most people entice customers to buy more, more and more. One clothing retailer is doing the complete opposite.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you're looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
Matthew Ong
5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds
Growth Strategies

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

Follow these tips to ensure you don't lose holiday shoppers or sales.
Michele Meyer
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
Catherine Clifford
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.
Marketing

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
Coeli Carr
5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More

Two investment bankers turned jewelry retailers offer five lessons on how to build customer loyalty for your retail business.
Rebekah Epstein
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For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers
Growth Strategies

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Alina Dizik
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)
Marketing

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

Defining what it takes to get a potential customer to make a purchase is like nailing jello to a wall. Here's some insight into how people perceive and process deals.
Catherine Clifford
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?
Growth Strategies

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
Arlene Weintraub