Operations

What Is the Future of Retail?

If you own a brick-and-mortar business, or are thinking of setting one up, you’ve likely seen plenty of reports that imply the future of shopping is online and that it is also “mobile.” You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. Firstly,...

By Candice Landau |

The Future of Mobile Security for Small Business

For most businesses, smartphones and tablets have already become regular pieces of office furniture, chirping and buzzing beside an employee’s computer. Under a workplace protocol called BYOD, or “Bring Your Own Device,” employees tote their own tech with them into the office, using them to complete their tasks. BYOD is already quite common. The Forrester...

By Brittany Klontz |

The Importance of Setting Goals in Business

Why is it important to set business goals? Goals are powerful—they can focus attention on achieving desirable outcomes. In business, one desirable outcome would be profitability. Profitability does not happen without making sales, plus correctly managing expenses. Employees prefer to know what management expects them to accomplish, and goals provide that direction. The human brain...

By Arlene Soto |

When Ice.com—a Top 500 Internet Retailer—Uses Mentors, You Should Too

For fine-jewelry ecommerce website, ice.com, access to mentors has helped the company build brand awareness, gain industry-relevant knowledge and improve site-wide conversion rates. Learn more about where you can find mentors for your business and what to look for in a good mentor-mentee relationship.

By Candice Landau |

Are You and Your Business Partner on the Same Page?

Disputes over money can drive a wedge between the strongest of relationships, whether you’re part of a married couple weighed down by debt, or business partners disagreeing over the best use of the company credit card. When it comes to business, partners on opposite sides of heavy issues can stifle the ability of the company...

By Cassy Parker |

How to Accept Payments From Your Customers

We all know how challenging it is to take a great idea and turn it into a real business. You need funding, a business plan, a website, a business model—the list goes on and on. But have you thought about the little things, like how you’re actually going to take payments from your customers? You...

By Keah Kalantari |

Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Innovation and Growth [WEBINAR]

Join our free webinar with Adam Bryant, The New York Times bestselling author and “Corner Office” columnist, to learn the secrets of top CEOs and how your small business or startup can create a culture of innovation.

By Caroline Cummings |

8 Tips For Getting Your Product Into Retail Stores

No matter what kind of retail sales channel you want to get your product into, there are a few key things you should know.

By Tim Berry |

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