Business Strategies

Smart + focused ideas to boost your business.

Visual Merchandising: What’s Trending for 2017

When it comes to visual merchandising, some looks are evergreen. Most are not. Here are nine not-to-be-missed trends for next year, plus ways to integrate them… more

Unbreakable New Year’s Resolutions

Almost everyone makes, and breaks, New Year’s resolutions. We highlight some of the top “promises” that financial and business experts say small business owners should be… more

Holiday Shopping—Consumer Trends and Retail Tips

If consumers don’t think of you as a resource for holiday shopping, then you’re not sending the right message.  Here are some current retail trends plus… more

Retirement Planning for Yourself and Your Business

Whether you’re a new hire or an owner thinking ahead, here are some tips to help make sure you’re planning properly for tomorrow. According to the… more

Weaving Word of Mouth Into Your Retail Business

According to Engagement Labs, word-of-mouth is still a critical driver of retail sales. Here’s more about WOM, plus how you can tie it into your online,… more