Retailers Advised to Update Hiring Process

Hiring Process

Retailers hope to find an employee, temporary or permanent, who is dedicated and customer friendly when on the job.

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Small Business Book: Guide to Toppling Chain Store Giants

Small Business Book

Independent retailers and small businesses encouraged to face and fight chain store competition.

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A Smile and a Greeting Could Grab an Extra Sale

Customer Service

Measure your customer service by taking a look at how much your customer spends.

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Small Retail Businesses Review and Update Loss Prevention Activities Post Recession

Loss Prevention

Independent Retailers are wise to continue loss prevention efforts even during economic recovery.

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How To Solve Common Business Problems

Solving just one problem is liberating, giving you the confidence, insight and skills to deal with the next set of difficulties. As a small business owner, you are a natural optimist and risk taker. Being hopeful is easy in the short term, yet wishing for less demanding customers, more motivated employees, and more cash in […]

Can You Survive on Keystone in Retail Today?

It’s a dog eat dog world out there, from a retail perspective. As online sales continue to grow, and more consumers continue to move their buying online, it’s increasingly difficult for brick and mortar retailers to compete. The main reason is that web retailers have one big competitive advantage: they don’t have a store. That […]

Have a Say in Customer Purchases with In-store Marketing

In-store Marketing

In-store marketing provides you with the opportunity to present a clear message to your target customer.

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Independent Retailers Keep Customers with Culture and Cards

Loyal Customer Shopping

Constant focus on new customers may cause you to neglect your already loyal customers.

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Protect Your Business


According to the latest data from the Bureau of the Census, there are roughly 5.9 million businesses in the U.S., and virtually all of these can be considered small. Only 18,469, or less than one-third of one percent, have more than 500 employees. Even getting to several dozen employees is a feat worthy of recognition, as […]

Fix Your Credit Score

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Generally, if your FICO score, the number that summarizes your credit risk, is less than 650, it’s considered subprime in today’s credit market. Fortunately, there are several ways to bring your ratings up a notch and make yourself more desirable to small business lenders. Improve Your Credit Report: If your numbers are down, Denise Beeson, […]