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Could Bookstores Be The Next Start-Up Boom?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

According to recent data released by research firm Statista, the bookselling business is on a rebound. After a number of years in decline, sales picked up in 2015 (a 1.9 percent increase from the previous year), and the trend continued into the first half of 2016 with revenues up another 6.1 percent. Is this a fluke?

Support Fearless Small-Business Owners

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I challenge you to look around your own village, town or city and rediscover those little golden nugget merchants lost in a sea of contemporary, bulk-buying, cheap import stores. Drive a little bit out of your way to reach them once in a while if they're not on your normal commute.

Buying Local Yields More Jobs, Stronger Communities

Jeff Milchen | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business
Jeff Milchen

Even a modest shift of 10% more spending going to independent community-based businesses this season would create dramatic changes for the better in our economy, including a wave of new job creation.

To the Employees At The Borders' Stores Scheduled To Close: Open A Bookstore

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

Just because headquarters can't figure out how to make your location viable does not mean you can't. You've been sitting behind the cash register for years now saying, "If it was up to me..." So, do it!

7 Independent Pharmacies Still Surviving In NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years now New York has been rapidly taken over by the big chain pharmacies. While they're great for a Tide stick and the occasional bottle of wat...