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How to Prepare for Seasonal Ebbs and Flows in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you might be familiar with predictable fluctuations in your workload. While some companies might stay fairly busy all year long, your products and services might have an inherent seasonal element to them that makes your summers super busy and your winters less so, or vice versa. Common examples of businesses [...]

American Express, Retail Pioneers Partner for Online’s Day Off

The panel and shopping event celebrates innovation by highlighting the likes of Birchbox, Bonobos and Rent the Runway

L’Oreal Digital Shift for Real-Time Beauty Application

Makeup Genius app revolutionizes the way people shop cosmetics

Negative employee = negative impact on results

I suspect we can all agree that positive people have a positive impact on customers and results. So why aren’t we also assuming that employees with a negative attitude will have a negative impact on customers and results? I have...

Leadership a question in the NFL

The most popular CEO that has the hottest seat the past two weeks is Roger Godell. From the complete chaos of knowing or not knowing how bad the situation was with Ray Rice to the current child abuse case of Adrian Peterson. One thing is for certain, we can all learn from what is happening […]

Porsche Unveils Popup Modern Record Store in NYC

Visitors can uniquely experience the stories and sounds of Porsche's heritage and innovation

Goodwill Opens Doors to Eco-Friendly Electronics, Video Game Shop

Thrift brand's North Carolina-based specialty store offers retro titles, electronic parts and more

3 Tips to Make This Small Business Saturday Count

According to a Redshift Research study, 67 percent of consumers reported that they are aware of Small Business Saturday (SBS). Although the national movement has gained plenty of momentum since its inception in 2010, there is still a lot of work to turn that awareness into knowledge! Small Business Saturday has the potential to push [...]

Preventable Blindness Awareness Culled from Mismatched Socks

SWAP Socks is a startup that sells mismatched socks, raising awareness and money for the movement to end preventable blindness

Women’s Fashion Brands Try to Woo Men

A growing number of women’s apparel brands are putting the focus on men as the last few years have witnessed an unprecedented boom in men’s fashion. Exceeding growth in women’s wear for the past five years, menswear grew 5% in Read on! ?

Step Inside Austere, a ‘Magazine You Can Walk Through’

Scandinavian design and innovation-inspired concept shop takes shop on both coasts

Why You Should Not Ignore Apple Pay For Your Business

With the announcement about Apple Pay this week, it poses the question should your retail business now be offering “contactless” payment technology? Contactless payment technology is nothing new. In fact, for once Apple aren’t the innovators with this one. What they have done though is bring it to a wider audience… these days it is [...]

How Apple Will Affect Your Retail Sales, Even If You Don’t Care

Apple just showed off their new IPhones and their new Apple Watch. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a techie, so I tuned into the live blog for the updates. If you’re not an electronics retailer, you may have missed why this is such big news. The...Show More Summary

Pop-Up Shop in Williamsburg Hotel to Sell Farm-to-Table Handbags

Label Marlow Goods launches a stand-alone store inside the Wythe Hotel, selling bags made from the hides of the animals served at the restaurant

4 Simple Tips When Choosing The Best Display System For Your Store

Harry Gordon Selfridge, the retail magnate who founded the London-based department store ‘Selfridges’, revolutionized shopping by promoting the notion of “Shopping for pleasure rather than necessity.” Additionally, Selfridge once said: Whenever I may be tempted to slack up and let the business run for a while on its own impetus, I picture my competitor sitting at a desk… [...]

Gawk, Stalk, Talk, or Rock the Sale

When I’m out shopping I typically encounter four different types of specialty retail associates. The Gawkers. A Gawker is defined in the dictionary as "a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness." That may sound harsh, but if I'm out...

Think Outside the Big Box

Aging suburban malls across the country are looking for redevelopment strategies as the once traffic-driving big box anchors start to go dark due to debilitating declines in consumer foot traffic and interest. Real estate developers often perceive the vacant retail Read on! ?

IKEA Turns Focus to Improving Mom and Dad’s Mornings

Furnishing brand wants to help busy households make the most of the first 59 minutes they are awake.

LikeThat Decor App Makes Furniture Shopping a Snap

Visual search app allows users to take a furniture pic and pull up thousands of similar items

The Internet of Things Will Change Retail Forever

The arrival and adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) marks a major watershed in the world of retail as it is the most transformative concept in retail history. The IoT refers to the connection of objects in the physical Read on!...

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