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04/01/2007 - Last Minute Tax Tips
The old adage that just two things are inevitable: death and taxes, fails to show another similarity these two subjects have in common: People like to put off thinking about them.
04/01/2007 - Fresh Products Boost Kiosk Sales
Whether a kiosk operator carries a single product category or many, CHANGE is essential to maintaining sales momentum, according to suppliers.
04/01/2007 - Capturing Tax Refunds
In hopes of getting a little extra padding in their wallets from Uncle Sam, most consumers are filing their taxes early this year. This represents an opportunity for retailers, eager to capture some of that additional disposable income.
03/01/2007 - Tips for Spring Sales
It's never too late to restart your business, and spring is a critical time for retailers to do so. Here are ten tips from experts for business owners to grow additional sales:
03/01/2007 - Strategic Web Planning
Many online retailers, big and small, operate without a strategic plan. This is a mistake, according to industry experts.
03/01/2007 - Social Retailing
A new in-store shopping experience, called, "Social Retailing," is designed to target young consumers.
03/01/2007 - PPA Helps Small Biz
A new law that makes big CHANGES in employee retirement plans can benefit small business owners. While some aspects of it won't kick in for a year or two, others went into effect in January, so now is a good time to understand its ramifications.
03/01/2007 - PayPal Tests Virtual Cards
Online payment service, PayPal, is testing a virtual debit card with a constantly changing identification number. The card number CHANGES every time it is used.
03/01/2007 - Minimum Wage Debate
As the House and Senate try to come to a meeting of the minds on minimum wage legislation, retailers, small business owners and others weigh in on the consequences of adding an extra $2.10 an hour.
03/01/2007 - Long Tail SEO
Most retailers with an online presence are keenly aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), a series of tools and techniques designed to drive up your rankings on popular search engines like Google and Yahoo.
03/01/2007 - Jumping On The Kiosk Boom
Over the past five years, retail revenues and rents from kiosks and carts have doubled to reach $10 billion, according to Specialty Retail Report.
03/01/2007 - Colors Turn Vibrant
Chili Pepper, a deep, vibrant red, comes to the forefront of color in products this year. For home fashion, newer, more vibrant colors join with earth tones, according to forecasts by two leading color consultants.
02/01/2007 - What's In Your Name?
Naming a business is a little like naming a child: You only get one shot.
02/01/2007 - Solid Year For Online Toy Sales
A survey of online toy wholesalers and retailers reveals a good but not great year in 2006, and promising prospects for '07.
01/01/2007 - Top Retail Trends
Experts see major and minor shifts in the retail industry this year. Following is a handful of trends that are expected to impact independent merchants in the months ahead.
01/01/2007 - SugaRoX Debuts Handbags
JEANNIE'S ENTERPRISES' Peanut Butter & Jelly Designs division introduces a new line for teens and young girls, beginning with new designer style handbags, inspired by high end jeans.
01/01/2007 - Salco Streamlines Web Sales
Sal Maggio became a salesman at the wee age of four. His older brother was hawking candy bars for a school benefit, and the toddling Maggio could not resist his natural predilection.
01/01/2007 - Private Label Revolution
No longer just cheap alternatives, private labels represent 20 percent of U.S. retail sales. JC Penney, Target and Wal-Mart are just some of the retailers that have recently announced increased emphasis on private label merchandise.