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The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.
Here are four truths of retailing that any small business owner can use to compete against the onslaught of big box stores and chains.
The majority of respondents to the Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey said they are against paying a flat tax. And 55 percent they do not understand their returns, but sign off on them, anyway.
Movie studios aren’t the only businesses that will benefit from a post-Oscars bump. Businesses of all sorts will take advantage of the fame and recognition celebrities can provide by using or being seen with their products.
From California to Maine, thefts of used cooking oil are on the rise across the U.S. — driven by the rising price of oil that make biofuels more cost competitive with fossil fuels.
Family- and owner-operated restaurants can expect to profit from a resurgence in demand in the next five years as consumers shake off the lingering effects of the recession, a new report says. But they will need to adapt to changing consumer preferences to stay competitive with their larger chain competitors.
The MTV reality series turned pop culture phenomenon has made "Snooki" and "The Situation" household names and "GTL" and "DTF" part of the national conversation. But for Danny Merk, the real-life boss for this very special cast of characters, the show has been one thing — great for business.
Pinterest's meteoric recent growth has marketing experts buzzing and companies of all sizes leaping in. The site received more than 103 million total visits in February, according to Experian Hitwise, and small business owners are finding it to be an excellent marketing tool.
About a third of small-business owners do not have a personal or business-sponsored retirement plan such as a 401(k), a SEP IRA or deferred annuity, according to a new survey from non-profit the American College. Nearly the same number haven't estimated how much money they need for retirement.
While small business owners are increasing investments in their companies, overall growth in business is still slow. That’s according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, released today.
What is it about running a business that makes a person want to work an 18-hour day, wake up the next day and do it again? For some, that's just the way they roll.
Tech companies are offering new advanced ways for small business owners to find reputable and reliable overseas suppliers.
A new grocery store, in.gredients, is taking the concept of locally sourced, organically grown food a step further by requiring customers to bring in their own bags toencourage a package-free, zero-waste mentality for grocery shoppers.
In today's economy, formerly steadfast employees who would never think of committing fraud against their employers are more willing to take unlawful risks in order to have some extra money in their pockets. Here are some tips on how to spot — and prevent — fraud.
While it’s been a tough few years for the restaurant industry as consumers cut back on discretionary spending, it seems that smaller, independent restaurants have taken a bigger hit than chain restaurants.
With months to go before Election Day, the presidential campaign is proving to be a gold mine for local businesses, from pizza parlors to portable potties.
Rising gas prices can put a dent in a household budget. For small business owners, it can hurt — or even wipe out — profits. The recent rise in the price of gas is pressuring business owners to find ways to protect their earnings.
What's a cash mob? Think flash mob, only doing something more useful with one's time.
For would-be entrepreneurs, franchises offer built-in benefits, such as brand-name recognition and proven formulas upon which to build success.
Pinterest's millions of users create digital scrapbooks that display images under themes such as favorite foods, wanted wedding gifts and coveted handbags. As the site has grown in popularity, so has interest from firms that see it as a chance to boost brand awareness.
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