Retail Small Business

Always dreamed of opening your own store? Learn the various facets of opening and running a retail operation, including getting financing, picking a high-traffic location, mastering customer service, and more.
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Small Business
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Marketing Costs for a Retail Start-up
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Retail Business Licenses and Permits
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What Are Mail Order Sales in Retail?
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What Are the Pros and Cons of eCommerce and Selling Online?
Independent Retailer
Learn About Being an Independent Retailer and the Types of Ownership
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Retail Kiosks as Storefront Alternatives - Good or Bad?
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Question to Ask When Opening a Retail Store
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Take These 6 Steps Before You Start Your Own Consulting Business
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Focus on These 5 Areas to Manage and Grow Your Retail Store
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Plan for Your Retail Year in January
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The 9 Best Business Plan Books of 2022
Open for Business
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Business Plan on Note Pad
Writing an Executive Summary
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6 Essential Parts of a Retail Business Plan
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How to Create and Use a Retail Planogram
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Balancing the Cash Drawer
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The Amount of Money You Should Keep in Your Cash Register
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Tips for Structuring Your Retail Store Organization
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Learn How to Figure out How Much Retail Space You Need for Your Store
4 Tips for Retail Stores
4 Ideas for Your Retail Store Success
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How to Create Powerful and Attractive Visual Displays
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How to Set Policies and Rules for Your Retail Store
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Visual Displays Photo Gallery
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These are the Duties and Qualifications of a Retail District Manager
How to Fire a Retail Employee in 5 Steps
Valentine's Day Retail Display Ideas
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A Simple Clothing Store Layout to Improve Sales
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Make Sure Your Retail Store Has All the Right Equipment
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What Is Planogram (POG) Merchandising?
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Retail Evaluations For Store Improvement
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How to Become a Retail Buyer for Major Stores
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10 Ways to Maximize After-Christmas Sales
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What is Required of an Assistant Store Manager?
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How Do Your Get A Store Ready for a Power Outage?
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The High Cost of Retail Returns
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Learn How to Separate Crisp New Paper Bills So You Do Not Lose Money
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Going Green: Tips for Retailers—Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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How a Uniform Impacts the Customer Experience
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Things to Consider Before Offering a Friends and Family Discount
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The 5 Most Important Elements of Visual Merchandising
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Retail Store Manager Job Description and Education Requirements
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5 Rules for Retail Merchandising
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An Entrepreneur's Wish List: The Best Gifts for Store Owners
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Easy Recommendations for Retailers to Increase Profit
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Retail Recovery Tips About Getting Your Store Ready for Customers
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Visual Merchandiser Job Profile
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Create a Retail Dress Code
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What Are Vendor Co-Op Funds?
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Photo Guide of Retail Store Fixtures
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7 Styles of Hangers and Their Use in Retail Stores
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Closing Skills: Assume the Sale
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6 Tips to Boost Employee Morale
How Does Cross-Selling, or Suggestive Selling, Help Your Retail Biz?
Clerks Vs Salespeople
Do You Have Clerks or Salespeople Working for You?
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20 Magical Phrases That Make Customers Buy
Workplace Training
The 7 Best Workplace Safety Training Programs of 2022
Anti Harassment Training
The 8 Best Anti-Harassment Training Programs of 2022
Diversity Training
The 8 Best Diversity Training Programs of 2022
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What Is Return Authorization?