Retail Businesses

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.
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Marketing

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.
Franchises

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.
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