Four Ways To Scale Your Business Responsibly

Interesting post from Open Forum. Partnerships are incredibly important when identifying resources and growth opportunities. “This article was originally published on The Huffington Post. With a third of entrepreneurs making growth a top priority in 2013, small business optimism is a bright spot amid ongoing economic uncertainties. Entrepreneurs’ confidence rose to 86 percent in the third quarter, according to the Ewing…

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A Year’s Worth of Advice From NYC Independent Retailers

Great article from Racked.  Important to recognize the value of community. Small businesses share similar experiences and there is a lot learn from one another.   “Over the past year, we’ve spoken to store owners throughout the city—from the Lower East Side to Ditmas Park—compiling their vast knowledge and anecdotal tidbits into a weekly interview…

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Custom Blazers: Maddy Maxey

Interesting interview with Maddy Maxy from Open Forum. Its exciting to see  a woman learning code and enter into fashion tech on her own. TAKEAWAY: Getting scrappy is important, if even to learn the elements you may need to eventually hire out for. “Maddy Maxey is determined to be perpetually caffeinated. It’s a strategy integral…

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Flip Flopping Return Policy?

Some retailers have changed their return policy to accommodate holiday shoppers this year.  Good or bad idea…. Small businesses be on guard. This is one area you don’t need to keep up with any industry standard. Stick to your 3 day return, and 7 day exchange policy.  Extending your policy will not help you attract…

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