Square Launches New Retail POS

More Features for Power Users For the first time, Square has launched a point-of-sale system designed specifically for retailers, whether you have one store or several. While stores have always been able to use a Square reader and its basic mobile app, the new Square for Retail (squareup.com/pos/retail) has more robust retail-specific features: better barcodeMore »

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Gaynor Minden has introduced two new “nude” colors for its satin pointe shoes—cappuccino and espresso—and the company has been getting enthusiastic and appreciative feedback. As Annellyse Munroe, Ailey II alum, wrote: “Now—because the color of my Gaynors complements my skin tone—I no longer have to dye my shoes.” Not having to spend time on theMore »

Need a Microloan?

Alternatives to traditional lenders Online lenders like Kabbage and OnDeck have been grabbing the headlines these days, but nonprofit lenders are another option for small businesses—and they have more than just money to offer, according to a report from NerdWallet, which has compiled a list of 13 nonprofit lending sources. These microlenders, often offering amountsMore »

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COLOR OF THE YEAR Who doesn’t welcome new beginnings? Spring is not far off, with its fresh yellow-green buds—and Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is a zesty yellow-green shade called Greenery. Beyond its association with foliage, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that “‘Greenery’ bursts forth with the hopeMore »