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Anatomy of a Well-Designed Store: Retail Design and Layout Insights from Kizer & Bender

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Looking to improve the design and layout of your retail store? This post offers timeless and practical advice you can immediately put into action.

5 Types of Sales Promotions in Retail (and How to Implement Them)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Planning to run a sales promotion in your store? Here are the top 5 offer types to consider plus tips and pointers to maximize your revenue and profits.

If “Content is King” for engagement, how do you get it?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Today content must transcend product. It must engage customers across channels before during and after the sale.

6 Small Business Saturday Tips to Help You Drive Traffic and Sales on November 25

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Small Business Saturday is huge for SMBs. Here are six practical tips (plus examples) to help you get the most out of the day.

Black Friday countdown! 3 things to get on top of NOW to prepare for success!

submitted by Kevin Graff

Black Friday is the holiday selling kick-off that we've waited for all year! Knowing that so many purchase decisions are made at store level, it's time to ensure everyone on the floor is at the top of their game. Here are 3 more things you can do right now to help you increase sales...

Kick-Start Holiday Sales With A Staff Contest

submitted by Kevin Graff

If you want to kick-start your holiday sales, develop and launch a sales contest that will get your staff’s attention and produce solid results. Sound easy? It’s not! To drive success on the sales floor, your contest must follow these important guidelines...

Potential, Pitfalls of Strategic Collaboration

submitted by Chris Petersen

Future success will increasingly depend upon optimizing the joint strategic potential of collaborating with partners, and avoiding the landmines of misaligned objectives and communication that undermine relationships and results.

Are these the “best or worst of times” for consumer brands?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Today's omnichannel consumers have created an ecosystem of unprecedented opportunities and complexity.

The Quintessential Leadership Success Formula

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Career & Life Advice from Tom Cruise, Don Corleone, & Rocky Balboa . Prepare to succeed through gobs of reticent preparation, have fun knowing that your audience prefers inspiration, and do not ever forget that success is a team sport by saying thank you.

7 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales and Stand Out

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Are you an SMB retailer participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday? These action steps will help you reach more people and increase sales.