Tag Archives: small retailer

From Online to Offline: More Companies Doing It

Amazon — which recently announced that it would open a brick-and-mortar in Manhattan — is only the latest online retailer (but certainly the biggest 🙂 ) to decide to go multichannel. Other firms that have been making the move include … Continue reading

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Small Businesses on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is not just for large businesses to network. It is also valuable for small businesses. As LinkedIn notes: “Did you know that 59% of LinkedIn members who have worked for a small business, have never worked for a company … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs Doing Well

As the economy has picked up, so has the performance of entrepreneurs and other small businesses. According to a new research study by Manta, the largest online community dedicated to small businesses: “Small business success has increased since last year. The … Continue reading

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Tips for Small Businesses: An Infographic

New Republique is a creative Australian-based advertising agency. It recently developed the useful small business marketing infographic shown below. There are several good observations in this infographic for small firms.   Visually.  

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Some Shoppers Still Like Small Retailers — A Lot!

Although this is the era of huge retailers, many shoppers still like patronizing small companies — even though large firms account for most retail sales revenues. As reported by eMarketer: “U.S. consumers are choosing small businesses because of the personalized … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Now More Social

Over the last few years, we’ve seen most major businesses get involved with social media, while smaller firms have lagged behind. Now, according to LinkedIn, social activities are on the rise among small firms as well: “Leading a small business … Continue reading

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Small Online Retailers Can Compete with the Big Guys

Even though E-commerce via the Web has become very popular for the “big guys,” there still remain many opportunities for smaller firms. As Julie Neumann reports for Bigcommerce, an E-commerce platform serving 50,000 stores in over 65 countries: “If you want to build … Continue reading

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