Business Articles

Here’s a primer on good recordkeeping, with advice on what to hold on to, both for tax time and for good business management
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: August 14, 2014
Whether you offer gift cards or gift certificates, the benefits to you are great: add-on sales, new customers and community goodwill
By Bonnie Domrois
Published: August 14, 2014
A reflection on the state of the model railroading retail industry and what store owners can do to ensure its survival
By Brian Kelly
Published: August 14, 2014
Everything you need to know about command control, the new standard in toy trains
By Carl Swanson, editor of Classic Toy Trains
Published: August 14, 2014
As the trade show gets set for its second year in Schaumburg, Ill., organizers hope slight changes lead to incremental improvements
By Nick Bullock
Published: August 14, 2014
What to know about the IRS’s new Fast Track Settlement program and the letters inquiring about your reporting practices
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: July 14, 2014
A dealer sells individual pieces of toy train sets for major profit
By Hal Miller
Published: July 14, 2014
These 3 tweaks to your hobby shop are well within your control; implement them and improve your store’s cash flow today
By Dan Jablons
Published: July 14, 2014
Finding good part-time employees can be a full-time challenge; here are some tips for hiring and maintaining happy, valuable workers
By Phillip M Perry
Published: July 14, 2014
A manufacturer, an R/C boat dealer and a prospective boat dealer share why watercraft are catching the attention of customers
By Nick Bullock
Published: June 13, 2014
The 2014 Table Top Expo provided a look at countless new products from numerous product categories; here are a few that stood out
By Nick Bullock
Published: June 13, 2014
Maybe inflation is to blame. Even with today’s low rates, inflation can take a significant toll on your business. What’s a retailer to do?
By William J. Lynott
Published: June 13, 2014
Yes, ‘showrooming’ happens — but brick-and-mortar stores have strengths the others can’t match. Tips for keeping shoppers loyal
By Lauren Carter
Published: June 13, 2014
A partnership with Cat has raised its profile, but that’s not the only reason dealers are stocking up on the manufacturer’s replicas
By Nick Bullock
Published: May 14, 2014
Embedded posts let you feature upbeat feedback on your website
By Joe Dysart
Published: May 14, 2014
What you can do to guard against credit card data breaches, and why it’s crucial to both your reputation and your bottom line
By Phillip M Perry
Published: May 14, 2014
8 ways these metal replicas can enhance any customer’s model railroading layout — and boost your business, as well
By Kent Johnson
Published: May 14, 2014
By understanding how customers think, retailers can strategically increase their prices — and their profits will follow suit
By Nick Bullock
Published: May 14, 2014
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