Business Loans for Independent Retailers


IOU Central is an online business lender, which provides small businesses with an avenue for obtaining business loans.

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Brands Jump on Facebook's Upcoming Location Feature


The new feature would allow users to include their location as part of their status updates, and it is already being investigated by corporations and independent retailers alike.

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Google to Start Selling E-Books


Google plans to open it’s e-book store, Google Editions, and enter into direct competition with companies such as Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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House Judiciary Committee Debates Credit Card Swipe Fees


The Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2009 was the subject of a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week.

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Meet the Bouncies


Bouncies are handcrafted figures made of solid wood that bounce. The wood comes from Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic, the clothing on many of the Bouncies comes from Hungary, and the lead free paint comes from Germany. Bouncies have been sold in Europe for the last decade, but Ammon USA is […]

Kiosk Demo Product with Healing Twist

Question: What does it take to draw weary, economically distressed mall shoppers to your kiosk, and then have them enthusiastically lay out dollars for your merchandise? Answer: Strong demo products with a “wow” factor that relieve customer aches and pains right on the spot if that is what they wish. So says John Scheerz, Director […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Costco Copyright Infringement Case


The suit comes as a result of Costco’s reselling of luxury Swiss watches procured from third-party sources.

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Keeping Customer Information Safe


Identity theft can be a very serious problem–both for customers themselves, as well as for businesses whose reputations are at stake.

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Twitter Introduces "Promoted Tweets"


Advertisers will be able to select keywords they want their marketing messages to appear under when Twitter users do a search for those particular terms.

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The Importance of Coaching Employees


Coaching employees is a key element of management, and can help you develop a better relationship with your workers, resulting in higher productivity and greater morale.

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