As massive retailers such as Sears and Payless are leaving vacant storefronts, online indie retailers and pop-up shops have been moving into the brick and mortar spaces. More e-tailers are finding out the importance of having a physical presence, but getting the funds to move into a storefront can be a bit difficult. That’s where […]
Choosing a point-of-sale (POS) system is a big decision. The right system can make your business operate much more efficiently, help manage inventory, provide data to make better purchasing and staffing decisions, and improve customer service. Many of the POS systems available for retailers advertise similar features. But, they are not all created equal. Here’s […]
Amazon and American Express are partnering up to offer a new credit card for small businesses in the U.S. The e-commerce giant is continuing to expand financial and payment products for business customers, and since American Express is known for their Small Business Saturday startup, the two companies decided to work together. The new co-branded […]
Every business needs money at some point, it’s really just a matter of when. You might need to pull through a slow season, expand products and services, or launch a new digital marketing campaign.
Not every small business owner loves dealing with the nitty gritty of numbers.
Small business owners have enough headaches already, what with meeting payroll, dealing with government regulations and pleasing customers.
Blockchain is a digital ledger. It’s a distributed database that allows trustworthy and permanent record keeping. Each record, or block, is timestamped and links back to a previous block.
Independent retailers and online merchants have one big thing in common: as small business owners, you need to watch the bottom line.
How can a start-up compete against established industry titans like eBay and Walmart? Like the fabled tale of David and Goliath, entrepreneurs challenge the status quo daily in their pursuit of innovation.
When you earn the lion’s share of your profits during the holiday season, there are two big questions small retailers should be asking themselves: Did I adequately prepare for my holiday business? What can I do if holiday sales are bigger than I expected?