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How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.

Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
Growth Strategies

10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'

Expressing a little appreciation can go a long way. Here's how to take it beyond the greeting card sentiments and have meaningful conversations with customers, employees and vendors.

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.

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.
Growth Strategies

How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

Expressing gratitude can be good for business. Here are ways to make your appreciation more meaningful to your employees, vendors and customers.

Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community at Holiday Time

Doing good is good for business and your brand. Here are three ideas for cause marketing that can work on a small scale.

A Franchise Thanksgiving

If you find yourself taking your local Subway for granted, Franchise Appreciation Day offers an opportunity to show your support.
Starting a Business

Talking Tofurky

Find out how one man with a tempeh-fueled dream changed Thanksgiving dinner forever.

'Tis the Season for Smart Marketing

6 ways to market to your customers and prospects during the holidays
Growth Strategies

Hope For The Holidays

Expert tips on preventing bad holiday trips.