Tag: small business

News & Trends

How to Create a Google Business Profile

January 18, 2023

Via: Independent Retailer

Looking for new ways to get your brand noticed? Creating a Google Business Profile can really help. This free tool allows you to take charge of the way your business appears on Google Search and Maps. With a business profile, […]

News & Trends

Wedding Spend Set to Boost Retail Industry

November 30, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

After a COVID-19 slump, an unprecedented 2.5 million weddings are set to take place in 2022 — a surge not seen since 1984. Americans are also planning to spend $68.7 billion in 2022, up from $25.7 billion in 2020, on […]

News & Trends

How to Write a Simple Small Business Plan

November 21, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

To successfully launch any small business off the ground, you need a business plan. Even if it is just a simple sheet of paper, it is important for entrepreneurs to do their homework and understand where they are in the […]


Walmart, Popable offer short-term store leases to small businesses

November 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

If rent is an indicator of how well retailers and brands are bouncing back from the various impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, then recovery remains shaky at best. A survey from Alignable found that the rent delinquency rate for small […]

News & Trends

Small Businesses Are Increasing Revenue With These Key Tactics

October 18, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

While the pandemic hurt many businesses, others quickly switched gears and tried new tactics to boost sales. The latest Small Business Recovery Report issued by Kabbage from American Express tracked the trends and growth outlook of U.S. small businesses and […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Fast Growing Ecommerce Brands Share Success Tips

October 14, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

A new poll from Brightpearl reveals the top 25 fastest growing online retailers for 2022 across the entire United States. These ecommerce brands generated more than $341 million in revenue over a 12-month period. A quarter of the companies on […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

What Small Businesses Should Know Before Taking Payments Online

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

Small businesses just like yours are taking the plunge into ecommerce every day, by setting up simple online shops. If you’ve decided to make a push into online retail too, then figuring out how best to take online payments will […]

Retail Types, Stores

Retail Crime on the Rise: Expert Advice on How Retailers Can Protect Stores and Associates

September 8, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Retail crime is on the rise, and it’s affecting companies of all sizes. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that organized retail crime cost stores an average of $1 billion in sales in 2020, up more than 50% over the […]

Others, Tech

How to Avoid ERP System Pitfalls

August 15, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

When successful larger businesses run into operational stumbling blocks, they are often tempted by Enterprise Resource Planning software, better known as ERPs. Meanwhile, brands on a smaller budget often turn to ‘single point’ solutions to overhaul their operations cheaply and […]

News & Trends

Amazon introduces a new wallet for sellers

July 26, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The new Amazon wallet service is currently available only to a select group of the company’s small business sellers, some of whom have been trying it in recent weeks, according to the post. Amazon Spokesperson Alyssa Bronikowski declined to say […]


Are smaller retailers getting crushed by the supply chain mess?

May 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Smaller retailers often count on speed, nimbleness and agility for an edge over larger competitors, but current supply chain disruptions are proving to be a high hurdle. Ninety-one percent of SMB retailers believe larger companies have an advantage over them […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Instagram Stories 360: Everything a Small Business Owner Needs to Know

May 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

People either love or hate Instagram stories. But no matter what your feelings are about them, IG stories can be an indispensable tool when it comes to social media strategizing for your small business. A quick look at stats on […]

News & Trends

Small Business Success with FedEx’s Annual Grant Contest

April 7, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

In celebration of the 10th anniversary, FedEx’s annual Small Business Grant Contest is offering grants and services to 10 U.S.-based small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of more than $365,000. Winners will also receive FedEx Office print and business […]

Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Capitalize on Summer Markets & Festivals

March 31, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

As consumers once again begin emerging from a pretty locked down and socially distanced winter season, they are going to be super eager to get out of the house and not only enjoy the warmer weather, but also to mingle […]

Others, Tech

Top POS System for Independent Retailers

January 13, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Independent retailers are always looking for ways to compete with big box brands, and Real Time POS Inc makes it easy to do just that. Their point-of-sale solution works for any small business, whether you have one location or multiple […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Small businesses, click and collect and micro influencers: 5 retail stats you need to know today

August 27, 2021

Via: Charged

“As a small business, we found that traditional banks were not great at giving us what we needed, so when we were looking to secure additional funding, we turned to the Capital for Ebay business sellers programme,” Stuff U Sell […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Brexit Bites For Small Businesses: Reality Hits As Retailers Grapple With New Rules

January 11, 2021

Via: Forbes

The Brexit transition period has officially ended and many small businesses, particularly e-commerce businesses and other retailers, are facing the reality of new regulations. Many are having to navigate through complex new requirements around tax and customs charges that have […]

News & Trends

Four Trends That Will Shape Retail In 2021

December 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

Many retailers will be excited to put 2020 with its unpredictable shopping patterns and lengthy lockdowns behind them. After a bruising year, they will be looking at 2021 as a year to re-group and re-build. But with the vaccine rolling […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Holiday Shopping Meets Social Distancing: How to Prepare for Retail’s Busiest Season

July 2, 2020

Via: Independent Retailer

A recent Bloomberg article predicts that even though the U.S. economy is set to reopen soon, the peak shopping season could be filled with “lumps of coal.” This is a festive metaphor that no retailer wants to hear. However, after […]


Four Ways Retailers Can Focus on Supply Chain Management to Handle COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Via: Independent Retailer

COVID-19 is having a tremendous effect on the economy at large and the day-to-day operations of companies around the world. With many business owners wondering how to keep their companies afloat during this time, proper supply chain management is more […]