Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.

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12 Resources to Help Independent Retailers Succeed

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July 21, 2022,

From synergizing with Google Map Pack to using social media, there are several resources to help independent retailers succeed.

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Consumers Have Changed Their Shopping Behavior; Can You Keep Up?

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July 13, 2022,

As if the last few years haven't been tumultuous enough for small business owners, you must also adapt to new consumer buying behaviors. Impacted by the still-raging COVID-19 global pandemic, inflation, and lifestyle stages, today's consumers have changed where and how they buy.

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What’s “Hot” for Retailers

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June 22, 2021,

The current state of retail is thriving. Pay attention to these trends and shifts in consumer behavior to rely on online shopping.

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6 Ways to Secure Your Business from Customer Theft

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April 26, 2021

More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers each year; use these six tips to prevent shoplifting.

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Retail Outlook: 2021

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March 9, 2021,

2021 looks like it’s going to be a huge year for retail. Rieva Lesonsky details steps you can take for your retail business to succeed this coming year.

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How to Build a Global Supply Chain for Your Small Business

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July 22, 2019,

Working with a global supply chain can give you the opportunity to offer unique products not found domestically. Here are top tips for international sourcing.

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Small Retailers: Smart Ways to Stay Competitive

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July 3, 2019,

This month’s infographic, “Small Retailers Can Compete and Win,” focuses on how small retail businesses stay competitive against the big brand stores.

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part II

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June 20, 2019,

Small retailers need to adapt to the ever-changing market. Here, we define four additional best practices store managers can adopt to improve store operations.

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5 Ways Your Online Presence Can Boost Your In-Store Sales

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May 24, 2019

Here are five steps you can take to ensure your small business digital online presence boosts your in-store sales.

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Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part I

Article Language: English
May 17, 2019,

From inventory management to theft prevention, read the core principles and techniques you should apply to manage a store successfully.

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Use a Loyalty Program to Grow Sales at Your Retail Store or Restaurant

Article Language: English
May 17, 2019

The long-term success of your retail store or restaurant depends on repeat customers. One way to encourage customer loyalty is with a loyalty program.

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Is Your Product Ready for Walmart?

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May 14, 2019,

Does your small business have what it takes to sell products to Walmart? Read how to prepare your pitch for their annual “Made in the USA” Open Call event.

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