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Category Archives: Retail & Inventory

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory

What You Need to Know for Peak Shopping Season

The holiday season is approaching, and as a small business owner, your eyes might be set on those peak spending days, so you want to ensure you’re ready for them. Last year, holiday revenue showed positive gains from 2015, and this year, revenue projections show steady, albeit slower, gains as well. One of the largest… Read more

Management, Retail & Inventory

How to Save Money For Your Retail Biz While Managing Inventory

Inventory often stays backstage while sales, marketing and servicing take precedence in most retail businesses. After all, if you don’t advertise your products, how will you sell? Yet many retailers fail not because they haven’t made themselves visible enough, but because once they gain traction, their backend doesn’t support the business anymore. Don’t let inventory… Read more

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Retail & Inventory

10 Ways to Ensure Your 2017 Small Business Saturday is a Smashing Success

10 Ways to Ensure Small Business Saturday is a Smashing Success

Forget about Black Friday. This year’s big sale day is Small Business Saturday. On November 25 (the day after Black Friday), local small businesses create a sense of community with special sales, promotions, and events. About Small Business Saturday This event first launched in 2010, and a year later, President Obama voiced his support and… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Retail & Inventory, Small Business Loans

An Overview of Retail Loans

The phrase “retail loans” refers to loans obtained from retail lenders. However, in some cases, the phrase can also apply to loans taken out by retailers. To shed some light on the similarities and differences between these two definitions, here is an overview and a look at some related concepts: What are retail lenders? Retail… Read more

Marketing, Retail & Inventory

Preparing Your Retail Business with Holiday Product Trends

The holidays are just a few months away, and consumers are already making holiday shopping plans. If you want to boost sales this holiday season, you may want to take a look at the latest product trends that promise to be big hits for shoppers this year. In this post, we’ll cover how you can… Read more

Hiring & Firing, Part-Time Employees, Retail & Inventory

How to Hire (Or Get Hired) for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, retailers will be looking for some extra help to manage operations. Employers need extra dedicated, hard-working staff members to keep up with the hoard of shoppers that may come their way, and job-seekers need some extra experience and cash to keep from burning out. As an employer, it’s important to… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Ramp Up Your Retail Inventory for the Holidays 🎁

Have you ever wondered why the shopping day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday? Some believe it was given the name to mark the day many retailers begin to turn a profit for the year. According to a study from the National Retail Federation (the nation’s largest retail trade association), many small and mid-sized retailers… Read more

Construction, Finance & Accounting, Minority Businesses, Professional Services, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory, Taxes, Transportation & Trucking

Quarterly Tax Tip Sheet for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

No matter the business, quarterly taxes are important to keep up with to avoid potential fines. The Wall St. Journal reported in August that the IRS has found a 40 percent increase in the number of Americans who didn’t pay enough in estimated quarterly taxes, between 2010 and 2015. That can affect you and your… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory, Technology

10 Vital Features Your Online Store Needs

Online stores aren’t just for huge companies like Best Buy and Amazon. Small businesses worldwide have discovered the advantages of opening an online store to sell their products. In fact, anyone can sell online, even a one-person business operating out of a home. With the proper tools at your disposal, you can sell anything, from… Read more

Business Expansion, Online Expansion, Retail & Inventory, Social Media

Expand Your Online Business: Keeping Up with Social Media

Most online retailers already know that the Internet is key to growing their business online. But where does social media fit in? Small businesses can use social media channels to connect with customers and generate more online sales. Below, we’ll talk more about why social media marketing is vital for online retailers and how you… Read more