Is a Merchant Loan Right for Your Business?

Merchant Loans

Many independent retailers have capital needs that come in various forms. [Read more]

Retailer Insurance: Is it Really Relevant?

Retailer Insurance

Running a business inherently comes with a number of risks, and it is for this reason that most retailers protect their businesses from the threat of accidents and incidents with business insurance. [Read more]

SnapRetail Provides Free Webinar and Resources to Help Retailers Prepare for Small Business Saturday

SnapRetail Marketing Solution Saves You Time

SnapRetail, the leader in marketing automation for small retailers and merchants, will help maximize the success of independent store owners this Small Business Saturday by offering a free webinar and other resources. [Read more]

Innovative Credit Platform for Small Businesses

Innovative Credit Platform for Small Businesses

Kabbage is an automated financial services platform that quickly supplies working capital to small and mid-size businesses. On average, from the time merchants land on Kabbage’s website until they have cash in their accounts, it takes seven minutes. [Read more]

9 Small Biz Grants For 2014

9 Small Biz Grants For 2014

Hundreds of businesses each year receive grant funding from various government agencies and non-profit organizations. Such funds must be used to start a new business or enhance an existing one, and do not have to be repaid. Others can be used for innovation research. [Read more]

Merchants Score Win in Feud Over Swipe Fees

Retailers scored a victory Wednesday when a federal judge tossed out a Federal Reserve rule on fees banks can charge merchants when they swipe customers’ debit cards, reports the Wall Street Journal. Saying the Fed did not do enough to limit the levies, the decision likely will force the Fed to slash those fees, further […]

Small Businesses Strive for E-Fairness


Ask Roberta Bonoff, CEO and president of Creative Kidstuff, a specialty toy store based in Minnesota, how her company has stayed in business for 30 years and she’ll tell you, “First and foremost, it’s about offering your customers and your community an experience and service they won’t find anywhere else. Second, it’s about staying relevant […]

How to Expand Your Small Business

How to expand your small business

Here are some tips to help you attract choice workers and keep your business running efficiently in 2013. [Read more]

Traffic and Conversion Important for All Retailers

mark ryski, founder and CEO, HeadCount

Smart retailers of every size across every category will measure traffic and conversion rates to manage their businesses better in 2013. [Read more]

Small Business Owners Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff

small business owners weigh in on fiscal cliff

The Main Street Alliance of Washington recently conducted door-to-door and telephone surveys of 113 small business owners in Washington. [Read more]