10 Startup Tips

Here are 10 tips that the editors of Cover have gathered at recent business meetings for starting a new business: Outline your company’s mission statement, goals and define your corporate culture. Outline your business plan. It is critical to have a detailed business plan for the first 60 days, the first six months and the […]

Luring Customers Back in the Wake of the Recession


IndependentRetailer.com recently had the opportunity to interview John Rudberg, National Sales Director for Diamond Storage Concept, a leader in the garage storage category most known for its HyLoft line of products.

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Proper Management Leads to Employee Loyalty


An American Management Association study has demonstrated that employees will feel better about their jobs, and even better in their personal lives, when their own values are in line with those of their company.

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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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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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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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6 Tips to Increase Revenue

Cloud Marketing Labs, a Northfield, NJ firm that assists companies with their marketing efforts, offers six substantial tips to get your marketing program back on track in 2010. Measure everything. Wasteful marketing can be a real drain on a businesses’ budget. Before you start any type of marketing, set up a system in which you […]

Selling Your Business

SELLING YOUR business and getting a good price for it seems an overwhelming task for a business owner, especially in today’s economy. However, the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), a non profit trade organization, says that selling a business, and getting a reasonable price for it, can happen. The devil is in the details. […]

Business Weary of Health Insurers

A PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute study has found that businesses of all sizes have become dissatisfied with their health insurers. The report titled, “What Employers Want from Health Insurers in 2010,” finds that: Overall satisfaction with health insurers by large employers has decreased to 59 percent, from 64 percent in 2008. Small employers continue to […]

Web School For Retail

Aspiring retail industry professionals have the availability of a new applied certificate program, designed to advance their careers at Drexel University’s Goodwin College, in conjunction with Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. It is a six course, 18 to 20 credit program. The schedule is flexible, to enable the working professional […]