Business Articles

Develop an advisor relationship: Involve him in your business, encourage visits to your store, ask what he can do for you
By Howard Scott
Published: January 14, 2015
These big and small retailers aren’t just stores, they’re entertainment venues; see how they attract and keep their customers in fun ways
By Lauren Carter
Published: January 14, 2015
With Web analytics and SEO, you can see how well your website is doing­—and then make changes to bring in more traffic and sales
By Phillip M Perry
Published: January 14, 2015
New fraud-resistant credit cards will become the standard this fall
By Pamela Thompson
Published: January 14, 2015
Promote special activities and use staff expertise to set your store apart from the competition and make it a destination
By Charlene Oldham
Published: January 14, 2015
Tune up your stock and get the best performance out of your store
By Gary Ray
Published: December 12, 2014
A gradually improving economy should boost consumer spending
By Phillip M Perry
Published: December 12, 2014
Follow these 10 tips to shape teens into valued staff members
By Pamela Thompson
Published: December 12, 2014
Not every retailer is a jack-of-all-trades—so when you need expert advice for your business, where do you start? We have some ideas
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: December 12, 2014
A mix of new, returning and mainstay exhibitors show of innovations from all corners of the industry at the 2014 iHobby Expo
By Model Retailer Staff
Published: November 14, 2014
Many hobby store owners are finding greater exposure by getting involved in their communities — especially around the holidays
By Nick Bullock
Published: November 14, 2014
You can enjoy more sales and higher profits this holiday season by reducing the amount of stress felt by both staff and customers
By Phillip M Perry
Published: November 14, 2014
Commentary: We can all benefit from an effort to establish a new national image
By Bob Wilke
Published: November 14, 2014
Running a successful hobby store is about more than loving the products; you must also put your team in a position to succeed
By Nick Bullock
Published: November 14, 2014
Store owners are finding ways to use the popular crowdfunding platform for their benefit, but hobby retailer beware — it’s not easy
By Nick Bullock
Published: October 13, 2014
3 essential questions to ask yourself before adding new products
By Tom Palmer
Published: October 13, 2014
Trains and the holidays go hand-in-hand; find out how one retailer took advantage by erecting a holiday pop-up store
By Nick Bullock
Published: October 13, 2014
One of Canada’s oldest stores is all about family, friends — and fun
By Hal Miller
Published: October 13, 2014
Every hobby store has employees with negative attitudes; deal with them the right way and you can turn them into positive performers
By Phillip M Perry
Published: October 13, 2014
While many age-old rules still apply, changing times have resulted in new ways of doing business with customers and suppliers
By Georganne Bender, Rich Kizer
Published: October 13, 2014
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