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Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

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How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
August 15, 2012 in Location
7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

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How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
July 16, 2012 in Retail Center
Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy to Reinvent a Brand

Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy to Reinvent a Brand

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How the J. Peterman Company was reborn as a globe-trotter's resource on the web.
July 6, 2012 in Profiles
A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

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Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.
June 28, 2012 in Retail Center
5 Ways to Make Sweet Music for Your Business

5 Ways to Make Sweet Music for Your Business

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Ditch the Muzak and tailor your tunes to appeal to your customers and employees.
May 29, 2012 in Retail Center
BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

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How Myspace veteran Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin are using personal recommendations for exclusive merchandise by celebrity design partners.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
Video: How Retail Businesses Can Use Gamification to Engage with CustomersPlay Video

How Retail Businesses Can Use Gamification to Engage with Customers (Video)

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Gabe Zichermann offers examples of how gaming elements can help retail owners engage with customers and market their businesses.
May 16, 2012 in Your Website
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
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
Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

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How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.
March 23, 2012 in Retail Center
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
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

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Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
October 3, 2011 in Shipping Center
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

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Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
September 28, 2011 in Business Management
A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

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Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
September 16, 2011 in Growth Strategies
Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

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If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
September 2, 2011 in Shipping Center
One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

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Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.
August 24, 2011 in Business Ideas
Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

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Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
August 17, 2011 in Success Stories
Seven Business Turnaround Tips from 'Bar Rescue'

Seven Business Turnaround Tips from 'Bar Rescue'

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A recent episode of the new Spike-TV series offers a road map for saving a sinking business.
August 3, 2011 in Business Management
One Way to Get a Product into Big Chains

One Way to Get a Product into Big Chains

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Could this new contest from the folks at 'Everyday Edisons' help you get your product on the shelves of big box stores?
July 27, 2011 in How To Start a Business
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise

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Borders is moving to liquidate its 400 remaining stores. Here are four reasons why the giant bookseller went bust.
July 21, 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
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