Retail

Using your POS system for Product Line Optimization Improving your product lines can be a daunting task, but, with the help of your Point of Sale system, you have all the tools you need to get started. Your Point of Sale (POS) system is at the...

The holiday season is stressful for both business owners and shoppers alike. While you can’t take the stress completely away from either party, you can prepare your Point of Sale system (POS) to lessen the sting. Take these simple steps to prepare yourself for the...

The job market is currently at one of its most competitive times for employers. As positions require more sophisticated technical skills, companies find themselves in the challenging position of finding qualified people. Your organization should already be offering competitive pay and benefits for each position,...

While there are many strategies out there, one of the best ways to motivate employees is through a fun and positive work environment. Employees that enjoy their workplace are more likely to stay with your business longer and are more likely to stay productive. Follow...

How to Stay Relevant in Retail Marketing As your retail store grows year-over-year you will have to adapt your marketing strategy to stay relevant. Your marketing strategy will continually change, but there are some tactics that you can always take to best promote your retail store....

When formatting inventory for import into Clover or Lightpeed POS the first step is to review the inventory template. Above is the first part of a Lightspeed template featuring the key fields for import.  The UPC is the bar code from the manufacturer on the product and...

Having a brick and mortar business and competing with national brands can be a real challenge. Fortunately, there is a lot of support for local businesses on a grassroots level in many communities. As a business owner, it’s up to you to get involved and...

No matter the size of your business, being active in your community is important to a successful business. Not only are businesses paying attention to things like energy usage and supply chains, in order to maintain a competitive edge, they are getting involved with nonprofit...

  The Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 deadline will affect organizations that conduct business online. The TLS 1.2 deadline is rapidly approaching and will affect any organization that conducts business online. To ensure that your business isn’t negatively impacted, you will need to create a plan to...

Determining Your Pricing Strategy Selecting a pricing strategy isn’t always easy- setting the right pricing strategy for your brand is a crucial step in the success of your business. Luckily there are a variety of pricing strategies out there, and once you learn about them, it...

Running a retail business means being on top of a lot of details at all times. Implementing systems that make managing those details easier is essential and inventory management is your best opportunity to control costs. Every year, retail businesses in the U.S. lose an...

  What to Consider Before Opening a New Business Location You know you want your business to grow, but are you ready? It can be hard to know. Consider these details before taking the leap. Why do you want to expand? Expanding your business just to expand can cause...

  Gift cards are a great way to drive customers to your store, serve new customers, and reward your existing customers. They are also a strong incentive for people to spend more at your store. According to the National Retail Federation, “61 percent of people who...

Turning Negative Feedback into a Positive to Get Ahead in Business No matter what point of your career that you’re at, receiving negative feedback can be a painful experience. However, many veteran business owners can tell you that the way you take negative feedback and what...

Is Your Business Prepared for the Remainder of 2017? The year is flying by, with many deliverables coming and going. While you’re meeting your smaller milestones, are you on track for your larger plans? Are your business goals still the same, or have the changed? Consider...

The Omnichannel Solution Many businesses partake in omnichannel marketing, but omnichannel can apply to other parts of your business too. Specifically, it is possible to use the concept of omnichannel to manage your inventory. What does omnichannel inventory management mean? It refers to managing your instore and...

  The Value of Your Point of Sale (POS) System Your POS system is more than just a cash register. As the hub of your business, your POS system interacts with every employee, customer, and piece of inventory in your store, quickly and efficiently tracking and categorizing...

Hiring and keeping good employees is a challenge that most small businesses have, a challenge that is costing business owners more than you might realize. One study done by the Center for American Progress indicates that for low paying jobs (under $30,000 per year) the...

Pop-Up Shops Defined Pop-up shops are becoming increasingly popular in 2017, allowing businesses of all shapes and sizes to try this effective selling technique. But what makes pop-up shops so great? The answer is, a lot of things. To understand the phenomenon behind pop-up shops, and how...