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What Do Shoppers Value and Want When They Walk Into Retail Stores?

We now value the worth of something by how picture-ready it is. I got caught up in it myself while staying in Los Angeles recently.

7 Tips for Small Business Owners to Create a Website that Sells

By Gustav Degerman.  Entrepreneurs everywhere are taking the time to evaluate the business choices they’ve made throughout the last year. As small business owners, one of those tools is the design of a website. There are many online tools in the marketplace that help you set up a website in a couple of hours. However, […] Recognizes Retail Minded as Top Small Business Blog

Parker, CO (April 18, 2017) – announced their choice of top small business blogs recently, recognizing Retail Minded as one of their top choices for small businesses to turn to for industry leading insight when it comes to retail. As Devin J. Mertz – Marketing and Community Engagement Manager at Fit Small Business – explains, “we […]

Using Big Data to Supercharge Your Sales Strategy

Big data analytics keeps getting bigger. The big data and analytics market, which reached $130.1 billion in 2016, is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7 percent a year to reach $203 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As more companies use big data business intelligence applications to drive their […]

Three Changes that Will Disrupt Retail Within the Next Five Years

By Ben Zifkin, Founder of Hubba. Every “law” of retail is being rewritten. The last century has been dominated by giant brick-and-mortar retailers and conglomerate mega-brands. Sears, Unilever, and their kind have stood more or less unchallenged. Fast forward to now: Sears’ has closed 100s of locations, operates at a massive loss, and has seen the […]

7 Ways To Get Better At Selling In Your Retail Store

Are you struggling to get more sales? Looking for how to sell more in your store? You can either watch a 90 second video about it here or read below.

Ransomware And Retail: A Tragedy

Contributed by Cher Zavala As if the thought of a data breach isn’t terrifying enough, retailers have another significant cybersecurity threat looming over them: Ransomware. As the name suggests, ransomware is a type of malware that takes a device hostage, abducting functions and data and then demanding payment of some form from users. Between 2014 […]

The Case For SalesRX, My Online Retail Sales Training Certification

When I was working with a retailer a few years ago, I observed a new hire as he was brought into the back office. He was escorted to an old Dell computer and handed a stack of DVDs. “Watch these and when you’re finished come find me; you’re trained.”

5 Things Retailers Need to Know: How to Avoid ADA Litigation

By Sarah Bell, Special Council at Pryor Cashman. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to provide civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity and equal access for individuals […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Profitable Satisfaction Guarantee

Warranties, money-back guarantees and satisfaction guarantees have been around for a long time. There’s nothing new or flashy about the concept, but it still provides great benefits to your business. Satisfaction guarantees help customers...Show More Summary

Independent We Stand Heads to the Rockies to Support America’s Main Streets

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With peaks cresting over 14,000 feet, the Rocky Mountains hold adventure for everyone. Nestled below those peaks are local businesses bustling along iconic Main Streets. On April 24, Independent We Stand hits the road for the “Great American Rocky Mountain Road Trip” as part of an online contest presented by STIHL […]

The Rise Of Mobile Scheduling Apps In A Gig Economy

By Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager at ComplyRight, Inc. Have you ever observed people working on their computers at your local coffee shop during the traditional 9-5 work day? Or maybe glanced out your window to see who’s enjoying a scenic walk at 2:00 p.m.? With the rise of the gig economy, it’s true that […]

Retail Is Not Dead But Stores Are Closing. How To Keep Your Store From Dying

On Monday, Ralph Lauren announced they are closing their flagship Polo store in New York City as part of a drive to gain their footing in a rapidly changing retail world. The Detroit News said it was “a symbol of old-fashioned luxury that no longer resonates with today’s shoppers.”

Tips for developing your more seasoned managers

As a leader, one of your most important jobs is to develop your managers. Most of us are pretty good at doing that with newly promoted person, but we often slow down or stop developing them once they attain a...

Putting your staff on heels or toes

When talking with employees, especially when giving them feedback, the words we use can put them on their heels or on their toes. Sometimes managers unintentionally choose words that put their employees on the defensive, or what I call on...

How to get good business loans

Significant Tips To Help You Secure a Startup Business Loan From The Bank Most startup businesses have trouble obtaining a loan from lenders. It is especially harder during economic slowdowns. Here is a look at a few tips to help you increase your chances of securing a loan from the bank: Prepare a Business Plan […]

Thinking about doing a fake yelp review?

If you are running a business and want to take down your competition with a fake yelp review, better think again. According to huffington post article, it backfired. Doing fake and false reviews can eventually bite you, and especially running your business by doing a big fake review can cost you in legal fees […]

3 Merchandising Tips You Need To Know

There are a thousand ways a store can display products. Actually, there are millions of ways. The question is, what really makes the most impact on your sales and customers? Three not-to-ignore tips when merchandising your unique store include: 1. The Power of Engagement Customers love to be engaged. Whether it’s trying on a dress […]

Ten Energy Saving Ideas To Minimize Your Business Energy Costs

Managing a business requires that you’re equally enterprising, know how to minimize costs and maximize profits without compromising on standards. But as easy as that may sound, running a business is not an easy task as you’ll have factor in various costs especially if it’s a start-up and you’re relatively new to the terrain. You’ll […]

How To Build Trust Online And Enjoy Increased Sales As A Result

Contributed by Cher Zevala. If you have an online store, or plan to launch one soon, you likely are always thinking about ways to grow your venture and achieve your goals. While there are many different ways to do this such as concentrating on marketing and sales techniques, bringing on new team members, selling more […]

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