Industry Challenge

Brandwise selects Fintech Fundbox as finance partner

Fundbox, a Fintech company dedicated to simplifying the way businesses pay and get paid, said Brandwise has selected Fundbox as their exclusive business-to-business (B2B) trade credit and financing partner; leveraging the company’s B2Bpital platform to... more »

Moving On Up

Having more than one store brings new customers and new challenges. See what prompted the business move for two gift store retailers. “The euphoria, overconfidence and heightened appetite for risk that grip traders during a... more »

A New Economy, A New Shopper: A New Set of Gift Shop Retailing Rules

As a gift shop retailer, you are no stranger to the vagaries of the economy and their impact on your customers' shopping habits. Experts believe that this recession has all the hallmarks of an economic... more »

Sales Despite Slowdown?

Fight it Out For Los Angeles area retailer Desiree Galvez, it was a double whammy. First came the writer's strike. On its heels came news of a slowing economy. As a result, sales in early... more »

Virtual Business, Real Profits?

It's 3AM on a Tuesday. Tom Graefen, owner of Monarch's Heaven in Chicago, closed his gift shop hours ago, but he continues to ring up sales from customers all across the country even as he... more »

Competing to Win

What Should I Change? At the time, dropping the line of dolls that sold so well in her Stillwater, MN, shop was the last thing Meg Brownson wanted to do. But when she learned Target... more »

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