The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, says the brands she works with have plenty to worry about...
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6 Features of Effective Loyalty Programs

Are you getting the most from your retail loyalty program? Or are you considering implementing a...
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5 Important Things I Learned About Buying Rare Coins

Buying rare coins isn’t monkey business! It takes a lot of money and even more guts to lay out...
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15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank,...
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How Even Small Businesses Can Set Goals Like Google

We often hear about Google's oddball "Moonshot" projects -- from using balloons to bring internet...
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The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, says the brands she works with have plenty to worry about when it comes to Amazon.com. Meagher draws on her experience at Barneys, Macy's and Gucci in her current role as retail strategist, where she has taken on tasks ranging...

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6 Features of Effective Loyalty Programs

Are you getting the most from your retail loyalty program? Or are you considering implementing a loyalty program and wondering if it’s worthwhile? A study by Accenture polled more than 25,000 consumers and unearthed some insights about what loyalty programs actually...

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5 Important Things I Learned About Buying Rare Coins

Buying rare coins isn’t monkey business! It takes a lot of money and even more guts to lay out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a single coin, of course, unless you’re rolling in dough and have plenty of pretty pennies to spend on buying a pretty penny....

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15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to increase their headcount over the course of 2017 — but 90 percent of executives say they’re finding it extremely challenging...

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How Even Small Businesses Can Set Goals Like Google

We often hear about Google's oddball "Moonshot" projects -- from using balloons to bring internet to isolated areas to developing self-driving cars -- but according to at least one of the company's former execs, Google's obsession with shooting for the stars actually...

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Prepping for eBay Ban on Active Content

"In mid-2017 eBay will begin to turn off active content. Make sure your item looks good with active content turned off by previewing it now." You probably have seen the above message appear on your listings. Beginning in June of this year, eBay will begin suppressing...

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5 Tips for Running a Successful Business

When it comes to success, I’ve always believed in the saying, The length of our life is finite, but its wideness depends on us. This philosophy just means that our purpose is to achieve grand things and widen the scope of our lives in the short time we have.

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Does Performance-Based Pay Really Work?

Small business owners who don’t want to give employees permanent pay increases may be using performance-based pay — such as bonuses or profit-sharing arrangements — to reward employees without putting too much stress on their business finances. But it turns out this...

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Silver Set To Extend Bullish Run For Ninth Week

As of Friday, Gold and silver have risen for the third straight day and both precious metals look closed the week higher. Over the past nine weeks, gold has risen on eight occasions. Silver meanwhile has risen in each of the past nine weeks. These dollar-denominated...

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Your Small Business Should Outsource These Marketing Tasks

Here’s a list of all the things business owners may want to consider outsourcing in 2017. Just note that depending on your business you may not have to do all of these. Also note that you don’t have to do it all at once. You can ease into it as your budget...

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Gold prices held back by strong dollar headwinds

Precious metals are holding their ground this morning, Wednesday February 22, with gold and silver prices either side of unchanged, with spot gold at $1,235.10 per oz, while palladium is up 0.6% and platinum is up 0.2%. This follows on from Tuesday’s general weakness...

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8 Ideas to Attract Customers to Your Store on a Slow Day

You’re caught between the holiday shopping frenzy and the anticipation of spring. Bad weather in most of the country (even in Southern California where I live, it’s been pouring rain for months) tends to keep shoppers indoors. On one of those days when you’ve been...

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Why Video Has Become THE Hottest Digital Marketing Trend

Online marketing trends change with every new delivery method and channel. Each year brings new technology, new opportunities, and new social channels to catch user fancy. The big winners in the battle for buyer attention might be early adopters throwing resources...

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1972: Trade Street Pawn Shops

n the 1970s there were four pawn shops within a block of each other and the new Civic Center. This April, 1972 story is about that unusual way to make a living. (And be sure to look at the slide show!)

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