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6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.

7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid

How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.

Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy to Reinvent a Brand

How the J. Peterman Company was reborn as a globe-trotter's resource on the web.

A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.

5 Ways to Make Sweet Music for Your Business

Ditch the Muzak and tailor your tunes to appeal to your customers and employees.

BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

How Myspace veteran Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin are using personal recommendations for exclusive merchandise by celebrity design partners.

How Retail Businesses Can Use Gamification to Engage with Customers

Gabe Zichermann offers examples of how gaming elements can help retail owners engage with customers and market their businesses.

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

Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.

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.

Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.

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

See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

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.

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

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.'

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

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.

One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.

Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.

Seven Business Turnaround Tips from 'Bar Rescue'

A recent episode of the new Spike-TV series offers a road map for saving a sinking business.

One Way to Get a Product into Big Chains

Could this new contest from the folks at 'Everyday Edisons' help you get your product on the shelves of big box stores?

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise

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

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.
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