5 Ways the Corner Store Should Think Walmart

Small Data Opportunity

Most small business owners start a business out of a passion – maybe they love baking cupcakes or building skateboards. [Read more]

How One Tablet Can Save a Brick and Mortar Store

Tablets in Retail Stores

The boundaries that once prevented a traditional brick-and-mortar store from reaching their full potential began to diminish when the tablet was introduced. [Read more]

5 Retail Secrets to Getting the Most out of Your Product Display

Product Display

Retail is both an art and a science. Retailers know that product displays must be creatively presented, while adhering to basic human perception and behavioral habits. [Read more]

Five Hot Tips for Success

Five Hot Tips for Success

Starting an independent retail business is one of the riskiest ventures you can make. [Read more]

The Expert Impact: Educated Sales Associates Sell More

Redefining Mobile POS with Consumer Experience

Ask anyone: “Do more knowledgeable, experienced, passionate people create better buying experiences?” The inevitable answer: “Of course!” Successful brands and retailers know that engaged and knowledgeable sales associates are a key part of competing in today’s retail environment. [Read more]

Small Businesses Confidence Up

Small Businesses Confidence Up

More small business owners are planning to add employees and boost compensation levels, signaling a slightly more positive economic outlook for 2014, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released by Insperity, Inc. [Read more]

Retail Sales Up in December

Retail sales up in December

A strong December retail sales reading indicates that the economy is moving forward at a nice pace, despite arrant jobs numbers released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the Census Bureau, retail and food services sales rose to $431.9 billion in December, up 0.2 percent from November 2013 and 4.1 percent from the same period in 2012. [Read more]

U.S. Small Business Hiring Hits 8-Year High

Small business employment

U.S. small businesses hired the most workers in nearly eight years in December, according to The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Small business owners added an average of .24 workers per firm last month, the most since February 2006. [Read more]

Small Biz Health Care Tax Credit

Small Biz Health Care Tax Credit

Small businesses can claim a larger tax benefit for providing health care to employees in 2014 as a result of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. For tax years 2010 to 2013, the maximum credit was 35 percent of premiums for small businesses, and 25 percent of premiums for tax-exempt organizations. [Read more]

Boost Revenue Through Employee Engagement

Boost Revenue Through Employee Engagement

No matter what the industry, employees are the face of a company. Sure, the products you are selling are why customers first visit your business, but it is employees that keep them coming back. Engaged and happy employees improve the customer experience, which results in loyalty and increased revenue and growth. [Read more]