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The latest news, views, and resources for small businesses in the retail industry, including the apparel business.

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Jonathan Farrington
Did you know that one unhappy customer tells 10 to 15 others about their experience? If it’s really bad they’ll tell the whole world.
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Mike Kraus
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Clean up your inefficiencies before jumping into the new year.
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AllBusiness News Staff
The decision should be a wake-up call for small retailers that haven't embraced fast-changing consumer expectations.
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All it takes is one good story to sell a client. But that's one story more than many small-business owners have to tell.
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Mike Kraus
There's only one thing worse than marking down excess inventory -- getting stuck with it. Here's how to make the most of a difficult retail situation.
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The holidays aren't just about maximizing sales, they're also about contributing to your community. That's good for everyone, including your business.
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Paul Davis
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What started as a social media-driven prank has taken a more sinister turn lately. Here's how to keep your business from being victimized.
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AB Guest Blogger
Daily deals aren't just for bargain hunters. Here's why more retailers are promoting the use of daily deals as gifts this holiday season.
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AllBusiness News Staff
The sponsor of Small Business Saturday declares the event a resounding success. But the jury's out on whether it translated into bottom-line results.
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Tim Devaney - Tom Stein
South African chain Nando’s discovers that mocking Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe could be a really unhealthy idea.
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AllBusiness News Staff
Some retail analysts have noted stellar holiday sales so far in 2011. Others, however, say the rosy numbers are more hype than reality.
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Matthew McKenzie
Overheating iPhones make headlines -- and probably shouldn't. Also: Google wants to ape Amazon Prime, and Carrier IQ "spyware" gets hit with a lawsuit.
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Reverend Billy Talen
Comic preacher and anti-corporate activist Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping tells AllBusiness about the value of shopping in small, local stores.
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AB Guest Blogger
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If you want to maintain credibility with online shoppers, you need to make sure your site is secure. Here's what you need to accomplish that.
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Sure, follow the hot new-business trends. But also make sure your new business has the three traits that most often lead to start-up success.
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AllBusiness News Staff
Online retail sales jumped 26 percent on Black Friday, setting the stage for record activity today. Is your small business e-commerce plan ready for the crush?
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Sam Thacker
By  | Filed In: Finance
For the second year in a row there was a strong national campaign by small retailers (with support from large companies) to make shoppers aware of the benefits of buying local. Called "Small...
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Glen Ross
These steps should increase your sales, boost your income if you’re on commission, and make your work as a retail sales pro more fulfilling.
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Sylvia Dion
By  | Filed In: Taxes and Finance
Wondering how to handle sales tax on Groupon deals? Three key states now have detailed rules -- here's what they mean for your small business.
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AllBusiness News Staff
Large retailers are feeling the heat over their 24x7 shopping plans. If you're a smal retailer, it's important to stay on top of this issue.
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Definitions for: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

as the name implies, merely a suggestion: the manufacturer cannot require retailers to charge that price. Prices for some products, such as computers and other consumer electronics, are so volatile that reviews often quote a street price instead.

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