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08/01/2007 - Biz Growth Tool
Microsoft Corp. has joined with MasterCard, FedEx, and Bank of America to provide a comprehensive tool to help entrepreneurs grow their BUSINESSes.

07/01/2007 - Free Seminars at August Merchandise
ASD/AMD is offering Complimentary Seminars with registration for the August 12-16, 2007 ASD/AMD Trade Shows in Las Vegas.

05/01/2007 - Ups Changes The Delivery Game
On the football field, nothing can save the day like a clutch interception, one that comes at a critical juncture of the game. Thanks to a new service called UPS Delivery Intercept_, UPS shippers now can make game saving interceptions of their own.

05/01/2007 - Union Bill Riles Retailers
As a bill that would significantly ease union member recruitment moves to the Senate, retail and BUSINESS associations' opposition is growing.

05/01/2007 - Retailers Court BUSINESS
Best Buy Co. Inc.'s recent acquisition of Speakeasy Inc., an independent broadband voice, data and information technology provider, is the company's newest addition to its, "Best Buy for BUSINESS Unit."

05/01/2007 - New England Diamond and Gem Co.
This company supplies 14k gold jewelry, plain or fancy, in all jewelry categories. There are several thousand pieces in stock at all times.

05/01/2007 - Combating ID Theft
The disclosure that TJX Cos.' computer breach leaked information on more than 45 million accounts makes it clear that retailers need to take steps to combat ID theft.

04/01/2007 - Visa/NFIB Grow Entrepreneurs
Visa USA will distribute a $300,000 grant to the National Federation of Independent BUSINESS Young Entrepreneur Foundation, which offers educational programs designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in students.

04/01/2007 - SBA Ups '08 Budget
President Bush has announced a proposed increase in the 2008 budget for the U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Administration.

04/01/2007 - Keeping Clear Of Audits
The idea of a tax audit instills fear in even the most scrupulously honest taxpayer.

04/01/2007 - Avoiding the Discount Trap
Many SMALL retailers view markdowns as an almost inevitable conclusion at the end of a season, particularly if the sales expected in peak weeks don't materialize.

03/01/2007 - Wholesale2U.com Aids Schools
An up and coming member of the wholesale community, Wholesale2u.com, has been offering schools across the nation the chance to participate in their unique fundraising programs, both offline and online.

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 - 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 - 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 - Hot Kitchen Items
The U.S. market for SMALL kitchen appliances is hot and getting hotter. A new report predicts the market will top $2.7 billion in 2010.

03/01/2007 - Dell Launches Web Resource
Dell, the computer company based in Round Rock, TX, has launched SMALL BUSINESS 360.

03/01/2007 - Closeouts for All
Many suppliers of closeout merchandise are breaking down truckloads and even pallets to make buying easier and more affordable for SMALL and midsize independent retailers.

02/01/2007 - Winning Marketing Tactics
Although marketing principles have been tested for decades, many SMALL BUSINESS owners fail to make a commitment to marketing.

02/01/2007 - WholesaleCentral.com Debuts Asian Sources
Ever since China was accepted into the World Trade Organization in December 2001, the world has seen a growing demand for quality exports from Asian BUSINESSes.

02/01/2007 - Trimming Energy Costs
Since July 2006, gas prices have hovered around the $3 per gallon level, and natural gas is up 36 percent.

02/01/2007 - Google & Marketworks Offer Web Solutions
Google and Marketworks have teamed up to create a variety of new eCommerce storefront templates that will make it easier for SMALL BUSINESSes to have professional looking websites with built-in Google Checkout.

02/01/2007 - Borrowing to Expand Your BUSINESS
It takes money to expand a BUSINESS. Banks exist to lend money, and they offer a wide variety of ways to fund SMALL BUSINESS growth.

02/01/2007 - Biz Loans Rising
The number of SMALL BUSINESS loans of under $100,000 increased 25 percent between June 2004 and June 2005, according to a report by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Administration.

01/01/2007 - Survival Index Update
Government policies and practices, such as tax rates and regulations, play a significant role in SMALL BUSINESS success.

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.

01/01/2007 - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database
Discouraged by your limited ability to target past customers? Whether you are in wholesale or retail, you are not alone. Even some of today's fastest growing companies do not have their web divisions set up the way they want or need them to be. So how can you compensate if you do not have precious data on visitors because you do not have a proper analytics program?

01/01/2007 - Many Unhappy Returns
It is not just a sweater that's too SMALL or a duplicate blender that will be returned to a store after the holidays. Honest shoppers will be joined at the return counter by a growing number of increasingly sophisticated crooks.

01/01/2007 - Managing Shipping
The cost of shipping a one pound box from L.A. to New York can range anywhere from $1.73 to $69.73, depending on shipping options. A Forrester Research study for Shop.org says online sales of items shipped are expected to increase 20 percent this year, to approach $132 billion.

01/01/2007 - 10 Tips To Build Sales
Believe it or not, many retailers fail to respond to inquiries that could lead to additional BUSINESS. Salespeople often dismiss phone calls, email queries, web page click throughs and web impressions as, "window shoppers."

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