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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Retail Roundup: Best Buy & Showrooming

Audio Only: Hi and welcome to the retail roundup this is Syama Meagher from Scaling Retail. This week we took a look at show-rooming in particular Best Buy. This holiday season Best Buy launched a wonderful commercial featuring Will Arnet and really putting up forward and front that they are suffering from show-rooming. They turned it into a…

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My New Years Resolutions

a.k.a The Resolution for Small Businesses Before launching right into 2014, I promise to do my 2013 post-mortem (What happen last year? What did we do right? What went wrong? How much did I spend and where were there opportunities?) Write down my 2014 objectives and post them somewhere visible. Reevaluate where my money is…

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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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