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Small and Strong, That’s You Amazon and its battle with Walmart and other big-box and chain retailers dominates retailing news these days. How can small retailers hope to compete? By going with their considerable strengths, concluded a recent online discussion among members of RetailWire’s Brain Trust, a group of retail analysts, business academics, CEOs, marketersMore »

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Pass It On! So many storeowners we’ve talked to have benefited from having a mentor, including the free mentoring services at Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the nonprofit association partnered with the Small Business Administration. But what about being a mentor? For National Volunteer Month this April, SCORE volunteer Jeanne Rossomme, owner of RoadMapMore »

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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 »