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SBA kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 4-8. “This week is dedicated to celebrating... more »
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Shop Southern California

Beautiful palm trees, low humidity, Pacific Ocean, and statuesque mountains — these physical attributes draw people to southern California (SoCal). Smaller retail establishments, up and down the coast, are ideal places for shoppers to soak... more »

Simply Local Creates Special Experience with Artisans

Brian Beevers, owner of Simply Local in San Diego, spent 12 years managing farmers’ markets throughout the city. His interaction with local artisans uncovered a need for a venue that allowed customers to have a... more »

Legal Corner: Trade Dress

What is Trade Dress? Trade dress is a form of intellectual property that is categorized under trademark law. Trade dress was originally defined as the way a product was packaged. Think of the little blue... more »

Mobile devices are important to in-store retail buying

Physical stores still play a major role in most Americans’ shopping journey, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Global for RetailMeNot. But phones are an important part of a store’s success, and help... more »

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