Retail Businesses

Growth Strategies

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
Growth Strategies

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.
Technology

What PayPal's Partnership With Discover Means to Business Owners and Consumers

Starting next spring, merchants will be able to accept PayPal through their existing relationship with Discover card.
Growth Strategies

One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
Starting a Business

A Retail Extreme Makeover Provides Sweet Rewards

A Chicago cupcake company's experience offers lessons on renovating an affordable, but neglected retail space.
Growth Strategies

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
Starting a Business

Reveal Your Retail Personality

Three retail business owners show how to project personality and add a special flair to your store.
Starting a Business

7 Tips to Create Winning Window Displays

How to design windows that will command attention and lure shoppers into your store.
Starting a Business

7 Layout Secrets of the Big Retail Chains

The right design and displays can steer customers to more merchandise and keep them shopping longer.
Ready for Anything

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.
Entrepreneurs

How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic

Other than dispel the idea that men don't like shopping, flash-sale site founder Jason Ross is hoping to train his company's energy on making a one-stop-lifestyle-shop for men.
Entrepreneurs

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.
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

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

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
Growth Strategies

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.
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