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The 10 Great Things I Learned From An Afternoon Of Failure

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 12.06.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

'Disaster at the Yacht Club' could be a fitting title for my little tale. Except no boats collided. No children drowned. No members got salmonella poisoning from the yacht club kitchen. It was a quietly personal disaster that hardly anyone noticed. Except for me.

The Worst Habit You Develop When Working Retail

Quora | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Quora

What are some bad habits that come with working retail? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are an...

5 Ways Brick-And-Mortar Businesses Can Compete in the Digital Age

Molly Reynolds | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

With disrupters Amazon, Airbnb and Uber changing the way we shop, vacation and get around, competing in the digital age can be a fairly daunting prosp...

On Cyber Monday, Consider All The Workers Who Bring You That Stuff

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business

This was originally posted in November 2015. There are just two seasons inside an Amazon warehouse — peak, and the rest of the year. Peak is the ins...

5 Case Studies to Get Your Client on Board With Retail and Licensing Partnerships

Jeff Lotman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Jeff Lotman

If you've seen the headlines lately, you know that this is the worst of times for retailers. Chains from Walgreens to Walmart are downsizing, while ot...

5 Ways to Improve the In-Store Experience for Shoppers

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Lucinda Watrous

While many of us shop online for everything, there is still considerable demand for traditional, physical stores. That said, however, those brick-an...

Factory Floors -- Don't Fear The Robots

Mona Bijoor | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Mona Bijoor

"Made in the USA" is a label I haven't seen on clothes since the early 90s. With the exception of brands who enthusiastically advertise their domestic...

How Brands Can Use Earned Content to Make an Impact This Halloween

Pau Sabria | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Pau Sabria

For the young and young at heart, Halloween conjures an extra sense of magic. Dressing up, planning themed parties and collecting candy are time-honor...

First Class Business: What Travel Retail Can Teach Marketers About the Power of Customer Experience

Dave O'FLanagan | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Dave O'FLanagan

People crave experiences, now more than ever. Digital nomads. Music festival revivals. Road trips. Pop-up shops. Interactive museums. The list goes on and on.

Don't Sell, Help. #CustomerServiceWeek

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

It's so achingly simple but so few people seem to get it. Stop selling products. Be there to assist your customer, but just give them some room. People everywhere are sick and tired of getting a hard sell. With little choice and increasing pressure to buy things they don't need, people get deflated and depressed. We are all consumers and we all hate being sold stuff.

Elevate Your Brands Commerce

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Think about the last time you made an important purchase. Did you have to buy each individual piece and build the product to the correct specification...

3 Tips to Increase the Level of your Customer Service Experience

Sarah Deane | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

National Customer Service Week is upon us. It serves as a reminder of the importance of appreciating those employees that deliver your brand experien...

The Retail Industry--Agile Tactics for Changing Times

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

A lot has been written about the decline of the brick-and-mortar side of the retail sector--so much in fact that it can be easy to think that the sector itself is in decline. Take a step back from a focus on the retail stores of our childhood memories, and what emerges is a sector that is remarkably nimble in the ways it is adjusting to and profiting from the retail environment of today.

How A Ball of Yarn Made My Dreams Come True

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

How little did I know those innocuous balls of knitting yarn tucked away in my under-the-stairs closet could also literally knock terror into my soul? It started off innocuously enough.

If You Think Zara Does Not Do Marketing, Think Again.

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

A student in class last week raised his hand and asked me how Zara is successful without doing marketing. Even though it is early in the semester, I w...

Agile Innovation for Jobs of The Future

Milena Milićević | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

Across countries in various offices many employees are developing more agile outputs in their workplace. Agile approach in project management entai...

Mattress War Games: Brick And Mortar vs. Online

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

A good night's sleep is about one third of your day. So a third of a day is a third of your life which makes having a good mattress that fits your nee...

Amazon's Secret Weapon: Being Anticipatory

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In many ways it seems impossible that Amazon has been in business for more than 20 years. Time does fly! During that time, Amazon has been - and conti...

Amazon Is Less Great for Customers and Indie Authors

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Amazon. Wow! It was the internet phenomenon that revolutionized retail selling through its ease of use and customer service.* Amazon's web site was se...

3 Must Attends at eTail East 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

This year promises some amazing keynotes, sessions and networking opportunities. So how can you pick just the cream of the crop? In the end, it depends where your brand sits today and their goals for tomorrow, but as usual I took the time to pick my top 3 Must Attend's.

Walmart Is Giving Employees More Control Over Their Schedules

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has implemented a new system for scheduling workers at 650 U.S. stores, the company said, as it aims to impro...

Site Merchandisers Are the Future of E-commerce

Mike Cassidy | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Five or 10 years ago, a hiring manager encountering a job prospect with a "digital marketing degree" might have wondered what diploma factory the candidate visited online to score that quirky credential. But like everything internet-related, things change -- and quickly.

Black Men Entrepreneurs Were Walloped by the Great Recession

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Algernon Austin

In comparison to firms owned by other race and gender groups of business owners, Black men's firms were hit hardest by the Great Recession. Of the 10 ...

Is the Future of Manufacturing Local?

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

American manufacturing is seeing a growing resurgence. While some retail companies like American Apparel have long produced products on U.S. soil, a new breed of companies are seeking to take advantage of American ingenuity and manufacturing prowess to produce high quality products locally.

Five Lessons Retailers Can Learn from the Sharing Economy

William Morrow | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Retailers can learn from the success and mistakes made by new emerging companies in the sharing economy. Companies like Uber and Airbn...