Business Articles

Manufacturers, dealers and retail experts offer concerns, support
By Mark Hembree
Published: March 13, 2015
Postwar ‘kids’ are still at the core of hobbies, but their needs are changing; creature comforts will keep them coming back
By Tom Palmer
Published: March 13, 2015
If you can’t award wage increases to your best workers, there are things they’d rather receive than money — believe it or not
By William J. Lynott
Published: March 13, 2015
Banks — and the economy — have come back to life after the Great Recession; here’s how to court lenders for the best terms
By Phillip M Perry
Published: March 13, 2015
The big hobby distributor traces its roots back to a home-based business started by the present owner’s parents in the 1950s
By Mike Bass
Published: March 13, 2015
Choosing goals and sticking to them is not just a personal virtue; it can make all the difference in how your business lives and grows
By Pamela Thompson
Published: February 13, 2015
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 extends temporary tax incentives for another year; what will it do for your tax bill?
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: February 13, 2015
Sophisticated thievery is on the rise, with buyers connecting to stolen goods online; we look at ways to protect your store
By Phillip M Perry
Published: February 13, 2015
Big online retailers are augmenting their digital presence with brick-and-mortar spaces; what this means for the rest of us
By Lauren Carter
Published: February 13, 2015
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
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