Today, there are more than 1.7 million active sellers on Etsy, an e-commerce website geared toward creative entrepreneurs. The products are often described as unique, handmade, one of a kind and artis... more
Recent eye-tracking research offers valuable data on how your customers shop ￼￼from the minute they pull into the parking lot until the minute they leave the store.
It wasn’t until I began helping my flute teacher in her garden as a way to pay for my lessons that I discovered the thrill of a freshly weeded vegetable patch or the excitement of transplanting rose... more
Two very different stories with one similar theme, the owners of Groovy Plants Ranch in Ohio and Piedmont Feed and Garden Center in North Carolina recently purchased retail operations to fuel their passions.
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While stuck on long flights I bring garden magazines and devour them from the ground up. They still motivate even this old “been there, seen that” nursery worker turned garden designer. With so mu... more
As your customers are inundated with emails, find out what elements you should include.
Small businesses are always looking for competitive advantages over their major competitors. And it’s getting tougher to find these. In many cases, the products in both their assortments come from t... more
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café is a staple in Washington, D.C., serving tourists, college students, politicians and more. Now with a change of ownership, Steve Salis, president and director of Kr... more