Online shopping has completely disrupted local retail. The correlation between 2019 marking the biggest year yet for retail store closures and the rise of online shopping is undeniable. Four years ago, just 7.4% of all retail sales were online, but in 2019 that number doubled to 14.1%. It is estimated that in four more years, 22% of retail sales will come from online channels (Statista). And by … [Read more...] about The Future of Retail is Online and Small Businesses Can’t Afford to Ignore It Any Longer
Starting your own business can be very rewarding. While you may think you have to do everything yourself, it’s probably not the best idea. Asking for help is always a great idea in business. It’s good to network with other people as you never know what useful connections you can make to benefit your business. If you need legal advice, small business loans, or discounts on office supplies and … [Read more...] about As a Small Business Owner, You Are Entitled to These Great Resources
When running a business, you should be concerned not only with making money but also with having a consistent income. It's far better to have a streak of good months than to have a great one followed by several catastrophes. While the quality of your product is always important, it's also good to give attention to other factors. These are things you can to make sure your cash flow stays in good … [Read more...] about How to Make Sure Your Cash Flow Remains Steady
When you’re running your own little craft business, you may find sales quickly expanding. Selling on sites like Etsy can be appealing, but local transactions are often more reliable. If you’re wondering about alternatives, read on. Here are some tips for you to bring in more sales through community solutions. Local Fairs Fairs are an excellent place to expand your business. From craft shows to … [Read more...] about Moving Off of Etsy: Where Else Can You Sell?
There are two things on every business owner’s mind: growth and expansion. However, doing so can be challenging, particularly with so much competition. Unfortunately, with the ups and downs of today's economy, finding affordable ways to expand takes a little creativity. Here are some ways you can help your retail business expand. Point of Sale Software If you’re new to the retail business world, … [Read more...] about Let It Grow: Ways to Help Your Retail Business Expand
Shop Where I Live has two main goals. The first one is to get small locally-owned businesses to start selling online. The second goal is to help local customers more easily find and shop online from local businesses. However, the second goal cannot come to fruition without first getting small businesses selling online together. We've noticed, though, through the years that it is hard to get … [Read more...] about Local Retail Industry Is Among The Last To Adopt Change