Gen Xers come into a retail environment well-informed. They do research on the Internet, especially on bigger-ticket items. They’ll come in with price-comparison charts that they have printed out. But they still need guidance from a trusted retailer. Customer service can make or break a retailer.Jennifer Ganshirt, American Demographics (05/04) You might think that finding … Continue reading Firing, Hiring & Training Good People
Before you ask yourself this question, you need to fully understand what drop-shipping is all about. The short explanation is drop-shipping is a service manufacturers and wholesale distributor suppliers offer that let entrepreneurs sell products by the piece without having to stock the goods in their own warehouses. You, as a drop-shipping retail site, really … Continue reading Should I Drop-ship?
The economic recovery for most is much slower than the news would lead you to believe. Many people ask themselves, "How can I supplement my income so I can provide more for my family?" The perceived hot trend to accomplish this goal is doing business on the Internet, but it is not as easy as … Continue reading Should You Open Your Own Online Store?
“If you know anything about DollarDays, the nation's premier online wholesaler, then you know we are committed to the success of small businesses everywhere,” said DollarDays' CEO, Marc Joseph. “This commitment is evident in a myriad of ways—from wholesale and closeout pricing on over 225,000 products to several online business opportunities to a monthly $5,000 merchandise giveaway. … Continue reading Nominate a Small Business to Win in DollarDays’ $5,000 Giveaway
Over 200 years ago, James Madison wrote, “[T]he greater proportion of citizens who are their own masters, the more free, the more independent, and the more happy must be society itself.” Entrepreneurship is a critical measurement of our country’s political vitality and our own personal liberties. The more independent citizens become, power and responsibility will … Continue reading Is Entrepreneurship Dead in America?
Thanksgiving is over, [and] Black Friday is in full swing. Is it too late for your small business to capture holiday sales? No way. A recent study by PriceGrabber shows more than half of consumers expect the best holiday deals between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the National Retail Federation predicting holiday sales to grow 4.1% … Continue reading 9 Tips to Get Last-minute Holiday Shoppers into Your Store
"Our customers are small-business owners trying to stay afloat as the economy continues to recover. Given they're a strong representation of hardworking middle-class Americans, we created an online presidential poll to see who they will vote for on Election Tuesday. "As of this morning, 55% of the poll participants are hoping to see Obama in … Continue reading “Obama’s the One,” Say Small-business Owners, Customers of DollarDays
Open Forum reports that there is an 11% increase in the number of small businesses closing and a 17% decline in the number of small businesses opening. Get Busy Median reports 69% of small businesses survive at least two years, 44% of new firms survive four years, and 31% survive at least seven years. The … Continue reading Is It Time to Be an Entrepreneur?
Have you ever said, "I wish that someone would have said something earlier—we could have saved a lot of money"? Do you know if your employees are stealing from you, or if a manager is sexually harassing one of his/her subordinates, or if you have an employee who is about to “go postal” at your … Continue reading Is Your Business Protected?
More than 64% of small-business owners polled say revenue is down as a result of increased gas prices, and more than a quarter of those polled say they will have to lay off employees, according to a survey conducted on DollarDays.com. DollarDays, a subsidiary of America's Suppliers, Inc., is a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to … Continue reading 64% of Small-business Owners Say Sales Down Due to High Gas Prices