Wal-Mart

Marketing

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.
Small Business Heroes

The Future of the Subscription Economy

Last year may have given rise to a surge in startup-subscription services, but will larger competitors joining in this year spoil the mood?
Marketing

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
Marketing

Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses

Contests are emerging as a popular, low-cost way for big companies to connect with their small-business customers. Check out these three business contests.
Small Business Heroes

An Inside Look At Being a Wal-Mart Supplier

What does it really take to service Wal-Mart as an account? A new report provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view into the inner workings of the big-box giant.
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

Here are seven concrete suggestions on getting your products onto the shelves of major grocers.
Marketing

Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price

Wal-Mart likes to be considered the low-price leader -- but a new study shows customers no longer think it's true. Here are some tips for dodging the low-price trap.
Finance

Why You Don't Want to Be the Low-Cost Leader

Before you decide to price your products lower than the competition, let us talk you out of it.
Growth Strategies

When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.
Starting a Business

The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble

Pull with mommy bloggers and big-box stores helped an entrepreneur create a new fad. Look out, SillyBandz.