Big-box stores are closing left and right with many proclaiming the death of brick and mortar retail. This simply isn’t the case. The reason these stores are closing is due to poor customer service, generic inventory and a lack of customer awareness. These are all areas where small retail shops typically excel. That’s right, retail isn’t dead, it just got smaller. Here are just a few reason to keep your money local.
The neighborhood bakery does a lot of things right. They are simple things, and they go beyond their daily fresh bread, and delicious pastries. Customers enjoy going to the corner bakery because after only a few visits, the staff knows your face, and what you're going to order. The industry has been changing in recent years, and as a whole, is moving toward offerings such as healthy baked goods and high-quality, artisanal products.
Americans love football. In fact, “37% say football is their favorite sport to watch, by far the most for any sport”. Restaurants that cater to football fans can see a significant boost in revenue during the fall, but simply putting the local game on your 25-year-old, 13 inch black and white television is not enough. Creating a world-class game day experience can set your restaurant and bar apart from the competition. Here’s how to get started.
Having the right mindset can make the difference between success and failure in small business. Not only that, it can determine your level of success. If your aim is to thrive rather than just survive, you’ll need to take the following tips to heart.
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What does labor day mean for your small business? For a lot of Americans labor day is traditionally a day off giving them a relaxing 3 day weekend. For small business owners, things are a bit different. Holidays aren’t breaks, they are opportunities to grow! Labor day officially draws summer to an end so people shopping in all sectors of small business are looking for a great sale or a deal they just can’t pass up. Here are a few ways you can capitalize on consumer sale shopping this labor day weekend.