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Best Women’s Retail Workplaces

Each year, Great Place to Work ranks the top 100 firms for women. With this in mind, we review its Best Women’s Retail Workplaces. As examples, these two posts show our prior coverage of gender.   More Senior Women Executives Emerging … Continue reading

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Next-Day Delivery and Same-Day Delivery

Next-day delivery and same-day delivery are hot shipping topics. And they impact shopping. Their use will grow for the foreseeable future.   Background For a long time, buyers knew mail and deliveries would take days or weeks. In fact, the … Continue reading

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UPS to Aid Retailers in Return Process

Many firms not named Amazon are looking for a way to greatly improve the customer return process. Now, UPS comes to the rescue. As Andria Cheng reports for eMarketer: “In retailers’ fight against Amazon, it looks like there is a new … Continue reading

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Are YOU Good with Data? There’s a Job Waiting

As more and more retailers up their use of in-depth data analysis — and big data — the job market for data analysts has exploded. At the same times, not enough qualified applicants are available. As Taylor Cromwell reports for … Continue reading

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Many Small Business Owners Not Using the SBA

Too many small businesses are not using the FREE resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As described on its Web site: “The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government … Continue reading

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Using Robotics to Aid — NOT Replace — Workers

We are aware that robots are projected to replace many jobs in the future. But robots can also assist — not replace — workers. Here’s an example from the Wall Street Journal involving warehouse functions. As reported by Jennifer Smith: “Known … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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