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The Second Step to Long-Term Success

by Ryan Jeffery, VP Business Development, Belly

The Second Step To Long Term Success

Jill Ehrlich

by Jill Ehrlich, Lulu's

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Drive Repeat Business with Email Marketing

by Dean Levitt, Mad Mimi

Drive Repeat Business with Email Marketing

Fiscal Fitness for Local Business

by Jed Kleckner,

Fiscal Fitness for Local Business

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Retailer’s Guide to SoLoMo – Social, Local & Mobile Marketing [Infographic]

SoLoMo, the ingenious term for the coming together of social, local and mobile marketing, is altering the way we use information to interact with the physical world.  In a world where 90% of people who search for a type of local business on a mobile phone then call or go to that type of business within the next 24 hours, local mobile marketing cannot be ignored.  

Four Tips on Getting Started from Two Brothers Just Starting Out

David and Meno Fernandez are two brothers starting out on the brick and mortar journey with a specialty coffee and tea shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.  We spoke with them about their first few months and what advice they would give anyone starting out in the business. 

In Small Business, the Real Danger Is Not Making Enough Time

Of all those retailers that have been forced to close their doors, only a tiny percentage did so because of a lack of effort. The real danger to small business isn't putting in enough hours behind the counter, it's...

Lean Retail 101

Are you getting the most our of your business? Lean Retail 101 is a series of lessons, 'The Five Tenets of Lean Retailing',  designed to teach you the art of lean retailing.

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Just what is Lean Retail?

Lean Retail is a new way of thinking about retail business that’s inspired by the methodologies and philosophies of the startup industry. 

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Who is the Lean Retailer?

Founder and CEO of ShopKeep POS, Jason has spent his career starting and growing businesses in both the technology and retail space.

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