Blog posts tagged with "Retail Loans"

Pros and Cons of Starting an Etsy Store

February 04, 2019
Whether you’re looking to start a handmade craft business or add another distribution channel to your current business, opening an Etsy store might be a great option for you. Etsy is an online buying and selling platform that started in 2005 and became a publicly traded company in 2015. It’s similar to eBay  or Amazon Marketplace, but you can only sell handmade items and vintage goods. Etsy’s revenue has grown extensively in the last five years, from 26 million in the first quarter of 2013, to 150 million in the third quarter of 2018.

6 Tips for Running a Pet Store

January 29, 2019
Did you know that tomorrow is National Dog Day? Celebrate these furry friends by making some updates to your pet-retail store. Selling items that customers need for their pets can be a fun and rewarding business venture, so make the most of it! With these pet business ideas, you’ll be able to improve your business, and incorporate new components that customers will love. Check out our six tips here:

The 10 Best Retail Blogs for Business Owners

January 09, 2019
Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman said, “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Reading can quickly build your expertise and allow you to learn from top industry experts. As a small business owner, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends and research so you can grow your business and keep your customers happy. Fortunately, there are many blogs and resources specifically for retail business owners like you.

Pros and Cons of Opening a Brick and Mortar Store for Your Online Business

December 14, 2018
Owning an online business can be an exciting venture, especially if your inventory is in demand from customers. If you own a popular, lucrative online business, you may be contemplating the possibility of expanding your business into a brick and mortar store. This can translate into new opportunities for your business, additional sales, more visibility and an overall more successful business.

6 Tips for Hiring, Training, and Managing Seasonal Employees at Your Retail Business

December 06, 2018
The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers will spend as much as $720.89 billion in November and December 2018, which is a  4.8 percent increase over 2017. For some businesses, the holiday season represents 30 percent of their annual revenue, so to meet this customer demand, they’ll need to hire seasonal employees.

How to Turn Your Passion for Fashion into a Lucrative Business

November 16, 2018
What could be more satisfying than turning your favorite hobby into a career? If you’re interested in fashion, this could be more attainable than you once thought, especially with the digital overhaul of the fashion industry.

7 Ways Your Pawn Shop Can Utilize a Business Loan

October 16, 2018
Whether you’ve recently opened a pawn shop, or you’ve been in business for years, receiving a business loan can be beneficial. Using your loan, you can tap into resources to get your pawn shop off the ground or to cover day-to-day expenses to stay operational.

How to Improve Your Online Checkout Process

September 03, 2018
An astounding number of people – 76.9 percent to be exact – select items online and place them in their carts, then abandon them at checkout. If you’ve watched this happen on your business’s website in live mode, it probably broke your heart, and the statistics say you aren’t alone. The good news is there’s plenty you can do to fix your process and earn more sales.

How to Select an Inventory Management System

August 28, 2018
In recent years, an increased number of businesses have implemented inventory management systems to help increase efficiency in their operations. These systems have proven to be particularly valuable for restaurants, retailers, and businesses in other industries that carry significant inventory. Naturally, there are many different inventory management systems your business can choose from, so it’s crucial that to compare your options

4 Ways to Use a Loan for Your Liquor Store

July 27, 2018
Owning a lucrative liquor store can seem like an easy venture, but there are many components that go into making it a success. When running your store, you’re responsible for following liquor-related laws, restocking inventory, and providing helpful customer service, among other tasks. Having a business loan can be extremely beneficial, and can enable you to enhance various aspects of your business.