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Retailers say small businesses are hardest hit by rising credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a group of small retailers told Congress small businesses are the hardest hit by high credit card “swipe” fees that are driving up inflation and that they want to... more »

Level Up Your Product Business Branding

When it comes to small, product-based business, it’s important to focus on building a solid brand versus building only a business. A brand is something that lives and breathes, and is truly unique to YOU.... more »

Growing a Marketing Plan On a Budget

Anyone working in retail knows how important it is to closely watch budgets and profit margins. Marketing can be a major factor in the overall business equation that will make or break your ongoing success. ... more »

Report shares top five trends retailers should embrace in 2022

Publicis Sapient, a digital business transformation company, released its inaugural 2022 Retail Guide to Next report. The report highlights the key trends retail companies must focus on in 2022 in order to transform their businesses... more »
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Better Signage in 4 Steps

Whenever I talk about signs with a retailer, the first thing I ask them to do is to take the 360° test: stand anywhere in your space and take a slow spin, counting the number... more »
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Working Overtime

During busy seasons and in recent times where there have been employment shortages, navigating how to handle overtime has been an issue that many business owners are having to tackle with a fair amount of... more »
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Increasing Your Social Media Reach

When it comes to the ever-changing algorithms of social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, keeping your store’s organic reach steady can be a challenge. Whether you’re taking on the challenge of building your... more »
New D.C. and corporate offices of Warefor

Warefo celebrates new global headquarters

Warefor, a new company that connects manufacturers of home products to targeted retailer buyers and consumers, is inaugurating its global headquarters in the greater Houston area in Brookshire, Texas in September, 2021. Warefor offers integrated... more »

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