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Retail Businesses


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.
Starting a Business

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

The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.
Starting a Business

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?

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

For retailers, the holiday season is critical. We look at how small businesses in one New York marketplace are planning to win customers.
Project Grow

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 entre...
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

Clothing Boutique Owner Starts Online

Girlie Designs founder Linda Antwi tells us how she started her clothing store online before going brick and mortar.
Starting a Business

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.