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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

Retail & Inventory, Social Media

5 Ways Online Reviews Affect Your Online Retail Store

If you run an online retail business, your search engine rankings can make or break your company. There are all sorts of search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that you’re probably already using, but reviews also need to be part of that strategy. Online reviews directly impact where your site appears on the search engine results… Read more

Business Expansion, Ecommerce, Online Expansion, Retail & Inventory

4 Steps to Starting an Online Store or Website

Whether your small business has a physical location or not, it’s vital that you have a website if you want to compete in the online marketplace. Local, regional and national consumers are turning to the search engines when they need to find products or services like those that your business offers. If you want to… Read more

Equipment, Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment for Your Small Business

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Buying equipment for a new business is an important, yet often stressful part of getting ready to launch. Investing hard-earned capital into fixed assets before you even make your first sale can be a nail-biting experience for even the most confident entrepreneur. To make the right purchases, it’s essential to comparison shop and carefully assess… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Boost Your Shipping Success With a Mid-Year Review

We’re almost halfway through 2017 already, and the approaching mid-year point serves as a perfect opportunity to devote some time to taking stock of your operations and looking for ways to grow your business in the second half of the year. Revisit your shipping strategy FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service have all recently… Read more

Hiring & Firing, Hiring & Payroll, Retail & Inventory

15 Essential Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Hiring the right employees is essential to any business, regardless of size. In fact, 42 percent of small business owners said hiring was their largest challenge. However, if you own or operate a small business, finding the right team is the difference between growth and failure. To help, below is a list of 15 essential hiring… Read more

Branding Your Business, Retail & Inventory, Starting A Business

10 Must-Know Methods to Make Your Boutique Business a Success

If you run a small boutique, chances are that you’ve realized the importance of multi-tasking. So many different components go into running a profitable boutique business, and it is important to master all of them. In order to produce steady sales, you need to stand out amongst big-name brands and other local boutiques. 10 Tips… Read more