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11/01/2009 - Accountant Offers Help
Dashboard Accountants, an outsourced bookkeeping firm based in Salt Lake City, is offering SMALL and mid size BUSINESSes an opportunity to get their accounting records cleaned up for free.
10/01/2009 - Web Helps SMALL Biz
A new website has been created to provide SMALL BUSINESS owners with access to local resources for financing, training and networking.
10/01/2009 - Unique Selection at Red Barn Ranch
There really is a red barn at Red Barn Ranch Wholesale. It was built in 1910 on what was then a walnut farm, and it is now the warehouse for their inventory of beautiful and diverse products.
10/01/2009 - Turn iPhone into POS Terminal
PHONETRANSACT.COM, an iPhone software developer, offers two retail related software programs that combine to give retailers a handy, portable credit card and point of sale terminal.
10/01/2009 - Swine Flu Strategy
The timeworn adage: plan for the worst and hope for the best, applies to retailers as they head into flu season, which unfortunately coincides with their busiest season of the year.
10/01/2009 - Renegotiating Leases
In the face of continuing economic conditions, powerful national retailers and restaurant corporations are actively and aggressively renegotiating their leases with their landlords.
10/01/2009 - Recession Proof Pet Products
In a downturn economy, people may not feel comfortable spending money on themselves, but at My Shopping Tree, they are finding that possibly for that very reason, sales of personalized pet products are way up.
10/01/2009 - Fed Extends Loan Program
The Federal Reserve has extended a program intended to spur lending to consumers and SMALL BUSINESSes, at lower rates.
10/01/2009 - Current Customers are Key to Profits
If you want a sure way of increasing profits, look to your existing customers.
09/01/2009 - SMALL Biz Bullish
Significant numbers of U.S. SMALL BUSINESS owners exude optimism about the American economy, even amid today's many corporate bailouts and industry wide rescue plans, according to a new national study.
09/01/2009 - SBA to Buy Loans
The Treasury Department has announced a $15 billion initiative designed to stimulate lending by the SMALL BUSINESS Administration by using funds from the federal bailout program to buy up SBA loans.
09/01/2009 - No To Health Mandates & VAT
The National Retail Federation has urged Congressional committees working on healthcare reform to reject any form of employer mandate.
09/01/2009 - Flea Marketers Spawning
The current economic slowdown and rising unemployment are spawning a new group of entrepreneurs.
09/01/2009 - D.C. Jaymes & Company
This is a supplier of virtually all the pricing and tagging supplies and equipment needed in a retail store.
08/01/2009 - Website Aids Loans
America's Recovery Capital (ARC) loans are government mandated interest free loans designed to help SMALL BUSINESSes.
08/01/2009 - Turning New Profits With New Leaf Trading
New Leaf Trading has turned over a new leaf, restructuring both their market and their products; thus the origin of their new company name.
08/01/2009 - 7 Ways to Tighten Your Belt
The following practical and timely tips for managing during challenging times can help keep a SMALL BUSINESS resilient and solvent.
08/01/2009 - 2moda For Great Value and Low Prices
The clearest example of 2moda's ability to pair quality materials with very low price points is that in the before-school season, their largest segment of customers is charitable organizations.
06/01/2009 - Social Network Boosts Local Retail
The social networking site MySpace.com has joined forces with online guidebook Citysearch.com to launch MySpace Local.
06/01/2009 - Simple Products: Simply Success
Six years ago, Simple Products exchanged complex product lines for a simpler philosophy.
06/01/2009 - SBA Offers New Online Resources for SMALL BUSINESSes
Entrepreneurs can take advantage of new, free online training and other resources offered by the U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Administration to assist them during this period of economic recovery.
05/01/2009 - Profit From Anchor Closings
Traffic and BUSINESS in SMALL shops can suffer if they're located near a large retailer that has closed its doors. There are strategies, however, that give SMALLer retailers opportunities.
04/01/2009 - Three Big eCommerce Tips
With the economic crisis forcing SMALL BUSINESS owners to slash costs, while trying to build up sales and revenue, ecommerce is increasingly seen as an attractive market environment.
04/01/2009 - Stimulus Bill Falls Short
The government's economic stimulus plan doesn't include many provisions that directly benefit SMALL BUSINESSes, according to economists.
04/01/2009 - 3 Most Important Web Pages
To be successful in ecommerce, you need to be proactive, not passive.
03/01/2009 - Web Club Touts Deals
DealBundle.com, a worldwide online social shopping club, has been established by YippeeO LLC.
03/01/2009 - Warm Mouse Is Hot
The Warm Mouse is a product born to an instant market. It is the type of product every retailer wants to carry, because it is unlikely to stay on the shelf.
03/01/2009 - Store Survival Solutions
"This year, more than ever, retailers need to be at the top of their game," noted Pam Danziger, who is president of Unity Marketing, a retail consulting firm in Stevens, PA.
03/01/2009 - Banks Boost BUSINESS
Not all banks are tightening credit. As big banks struggle, community banks are stepping in to offer loans and lines of credit to SMALL BUSINESS owners.
02/01/2009 - Payroll Tax Holiday
The National Federation of Independent BUSINESS (NFIB) has called on Congress to pass a six month payroll tax holiday as part of any economic stimulus package.
02/01/2009 - Mall Wants SMALL Retailers
As more chain retailers shutter stores, pull back on expansion plans or go out of BUSINESS for good, the owner of Clifton Park Center in Clifton Park, NY, has scuttled its plan to fill vacant anchor space with a single tenant.
02/01/2009 - Growing Sales With Sunglasses
Sunglasses are among the highest profit retail categories. What's more, they are far less seasonal than in the past. Just look at the celebrities who wear them winter and summer.
02/01/2009 - GPS Tracking from Valor System
The Valor System is a complete personal safety system that uses the latest in GPS, wireless communication technology and the Internet.
02/01/2009 - Focus on Your BUSINESS
Yes, the stock market has lost about half of its value in the past year. But for the SMALL BUSINESS owner, experts say, "Stick to your knitting."
02/01/2009 - Due for a Makeover?
Makeovers have taken to television with great success. But the makeover BUSINESS is not only booming on TV, it's permeating our image conscious society.
02/01/2009 - Cash Flow: Key to Survival
Insufficient cash flow jeopardizes any BUSINESS any time.
02/01/2009 - Avoid Bad Check Losses
No BUSINESS is required to take personal checks, and any BUSINESS can require customers to pay in cash.
01/01/2009 - Trendy Apparel from Hudson
Hudson Wholesale, a specialist in junior sportswear, targets SMALLer, independent retailers with fresh, trendy merchandise that can be ordered in SMALL quantities.
01/01/2009 - Hot Liquidation Deals on Electric Scooters
Sasser Distributing, the only U.S. distributor for the electric HCF scooter, has announced a fantastic buying opportunity in these eco-conscious times.
01/01/2009 - Buyers Love Kelli's Gifts
One of the many reasons Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers is so successful is because Mike and Lori Cohen spent twenty years buying for their own 100 or so gift shops before they began selling to others.
12/01/2008 - Swiss Watches for All Buyers
SwissOutpost.com, a carrier of high - end Wenger watches, is one of only two companies in the U.S. privileged to sell products on the Internet that are made by Victorinox Swiss Army.
12/01/2008 - Sales Tips for Indy Retailers
The retail environment is now especially challenging for the SMALL, independent retailer who is not only faced with penny pinching consumers, but also with giant retailers slashing prices.
12/01/2008 - Pirate Farkel
LEGENDARY GAMES INC., originator of the Farkel Factory and the pocket farkel, has introduced another version of a SMALL, portable farkel game. It is Pirate Farkel.
12/01/2008 - Easy Shopping At Shoenet.com
New sites emerge daily on the Internet. Conversely, countless sites fail. The result of this continuing shakeout is that one site often comes to dominate its category.
12/01/2008 - E-Tail Marketplaces
SMALL and mid-sized online merchants who have not experimented with e-tail marketplaces are leaving money on the table.
11/01/2008 - Scrubs For Profits
As more and more people wear scrubs for work and play, Brymar Industries has helped retailers expand their BUSINESS by adding this profitable category.
11/01/2008 - Retailers See Strength Online
Online retailers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.
11/01/2008 - MBK Guarantees Sales
Money back guarantees are a rarity in the closeout wholesale liquidation BUSINESS.
11/01/2008 - How to Build An Email List
Email building for a SMALL BUSINESS need not be especially time consuming or difficult. Here are some easy ways to build a list to increase traffic to a retail website and increase sales.
11/01/2008 - Assessing a Store Location
Location is of critical importance to a retailer. Deciding where to place a new store or move a current one requires a lot of study and thought.