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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 […]

How Technology Is Changing The Face Of E-Commerce

Technology is constantly growing and evolving and, alongside it, a constantly learning and growing generation of customers who look to technology to make their lives as consumers simpler and more convenient. As technology grows, it doesn’t just affect the consumer though, but also how the world of online retail works. As an eCommerce store owner, […]

How To Avoid The 7 Reasons Small Retail Businesses Fail

There is nothing sadder than going by one of your favorite boutique retailers and finding an empty store with a sign For Lease posted in the window.

4 Ways Marketing to Generation Z is Different than Marketing to Millennials

By Jasmine Glasheen.  Each generation that steps into the forefront of the economic stage brings with it a buying mindset. Once they infiltrate the workforce and become the biggest spenders, retailers cater marketing dollars towards what appeals to their collective psyche. But why wait until the next generation peaks in buying power to begin your […]

Retail Minded Recognized as Top Retail Blog Worldwide

Parker, CO (March 29, 2017) – Retail Minded was recently recognized as a top retail management blog worldwide by ESG, a website of Market Inspector. ESG is a B2B digital marketplace for businesses and institutions in Europe. The blogs included in the list from ESG all met the following criteria: Dynamic content and engaging read Relevancy and […]

What to Consider When Renovating Your Retail Business

Contributed by Kim Perkins. Every retailer, at some time or another, wishes that their store space could be modified, even if they planned the layout from day one. Maybe an extra dressing room would be helpful, or removing a wall would give you the space you need to expand a certain section. But before you […]

Health care repeal failure and what is next for trump

Donald Trumps epic failure of repealing Obama Care went down in Ashes as Paul Ryan tried to make sense of how it failed. Maybe rushing into it was a wrong thing to do when most Republicans were against it. As President’s failure to bring his business experience to bring everyone at the table failed, the […]

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