The Business of Retail: How to Run a Successful Store

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

There are many opportunities for retail business around the world. There are thousands of consumer products out there and other services that you can sell at a profit. However, running a successful store goes beyond selling quality products, good pricing and marketing. Here are a few guidelines to run a retail store successfully.
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Making the Most of Moving Day: 5 Tips to Help You Get Through It

Moving is a huge chore, and if you have children, then it is more complicated. Not only do you need to have a concern about a child incurring an injury during the difficult moving process, but also, children have a lot of items that require specialized packing. Here are five tips for ensuring that you have a smooth moving day.

Get Rid of Excess Clutter

When you are moving, consider it an opportunity to get rid of excess clutter. Make sure to sort through your current home’s cupboards, closets and drawers to find clothing that no longer fits or items that are beyond repair. You can have a garage sale to sell unwanted things, or you can give items away to charitable organizations to get a deduction on your taxes.

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Here’s How to Impress Your Business Partners

If you want your business to succeed, people skills are the first thing you are going to have to develop. You can be a genius in your respective field, but running a startup means you will have to attend various business meetings regularly.

Leaving a good first impression is vital. That does not end with impressing your clients. You have to impress other business owners and potential investors and business partners. The latter two are particularly important as they often help keep the wheels going. Naturally, you’ll want your relationship to start off on the right foot.
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Starting a Business: 5 Crucial Steps before Breaking Ground for Your Store

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

Starting a business seems very easy, but one needs critical steps that can lead to business success. Many people have joined business world; some have succeeded while others haven’t. Therefore, it is essential to have a plan before you enter entrepreneurship. When one follows specific steps when starting a business, there is no doubt that the business has high chances of growth. The following are critical steps that one needs before starting a business.
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Going Viral: How Videos Can Boost Your Business

A viral video may be one of the most effective ways to get your small business noticed. It has the potential to be seen by thousands of people in a short period of time. When done properly, it can increase awareness of your company. It can also get people to follow your social media accounts or signup for your email list. But this begs the question, How do you get a video to go viral? Here are some strategies that you can use to create a video that has the best chance of going viral.

Keep Your Videos Relatively Short

Typically, the ideal video will be kept to less than 60 seconds in length. This is because most people don’t have the greatest online attention span. It’s hard to keep them focused on your content for much longer than that. A message that needs more than a minute to be heard should be broken into smaller pieces.

It is, however, important to do your own research before determining the ideal length of a video. If you think that your viewers will watch 10 minutes of content, go ahead and make a longer video. If you think that they want to watch a 60 minute presentation, feel free to create those too. Ultimately, you want to deliver your message in a manner that resonates with your audience.

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New Mommy? 3 Strategies To A Smooth Transition Back To Work

Becoming a mom changes your world, but it may not change your need or desire to return to work when your maternity leave is up. Without some planning, your first day back to work could be the first time you and your new baby are apart, which can be difficult for both of you. Thankfully, there are ways to make the transition easier for you both.
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