Small Business Industries

    Learn how to start and run a business in any industry, from restaurants to construction and beyond. Get expert insights on essential topics to stay informed and successful in your industry.
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    Public Sector vs. Private Sector: What’s the Difference?
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    What Is the SBA HUBZone Program?
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    The 6 Best Commercial Construction Companies
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    The 8 Best Business Magazines
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    What Is the Actual Impact of Small Business on the Economy?
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    5 Event-Planning Skills You Need for Success
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    Learn the Pros and Cons of Opening a Retail Business
    Nonprofit Marketing
    How Nonprofits Generate Revenue Streams
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    5 Items New Sellers Should Avoid Selling on eBay
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    How to Make Your First Sale on eBay
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    Should Buy a Restaurant or Open Your Own?
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    Weigh the Pros and Cons Before Incorporating Your Charitable Nonprofit
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    Tips on How to Get Started Writing Articles as a Freelancer
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    Franchise Royalty Payments and What a Franchisee Can Expect to Pay
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    How to Make Money and Get Paid by YouTube
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    What Is PCI Compliance?
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    How to Estimate Retail Store Rent Costs
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    Types of Retail Ownership, Independent, Franchise and More
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    Learn About the Different Retail and Store Location Options and Types
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    3 Tips to Determine the Best Store Hours for Your Business
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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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    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