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    30 Things You’ll Need When Opening Your First Retail Store

    Thinking of opening your first retail store? No matter what you intend to sell, you’ll need a lot of different supplies to make your store look professional and welcoming to your customers. Below is a checklist of items that can get you started on building a retail store that customers will love. Opening Your First Retail […]

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    Second-Hand Clothing Site ThredUP Gets $81M in Funding

    The second-hand clothing online marketplace is getting more competitive but one company, ThredUP, seems to have gotten ahead of the rest with a recent round of investments totaling $81 million. Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) took the lead in the Series E investment in ThredUp. Existing ThredUP investors Trinity Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, […]

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    Booming Second-Hand Clothing Business

    Sales of second-hand clothing from western countries are booming in the former Soviet state of Belarus. In the past five years, sales of used clothing have increased four and a half times, now accounting for 10% of all Belarus clothing sales. Small Belarus entrepreneurs have popped up selling the western cast-offs: “We wear second-hand all […]

  • H&M Ignores Underserved Market by Pulling Plus Size Clothing from Stores (Watch)

    Popular retail chain H&M has reportedly removed all plus size clothing from its stores in New York City. A representative for the company explained that the stores simply don’t have enough room for those clothing options anymore since they’ve added new product lines like home goods and beauty supplies. But this move could very well […]

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    Brace Yourself! 25 Money Saving Tips for High Winter Energy Bills

    For a large portion of the country, winter weather is already here. And that means higher energy bills. For a small business, those higher energy bills can take up valuable resources that could otherwise be used for growing your business. But there are some things you can do to relieve some of that financial burden. […]

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    Booming Second-Hand Clothing Business

    Sales of second-hand clothing from western countries are booming in the former Soviet state of Belarus. In the past five years, sales of used clothing have increased four and a half times, now accounting for 10% of all Belarus clothing sales. Small Belarus entrepreneurs have popped up selling the western cast-offs: “We wear second-hand all […]

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    Second-Hand Clothing Site ThredUP Gets $81M in Funding

    The second-hand clothing online marketplace is getting more competitive but one company, ThredUP, seems to have gotten ahead of the rest with a recent round of investments totaling $81 million. Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) took the lead in the Series E investment in ThredUp. Existing ThredUP investors Trinity Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, […]

  • H&M Ignores Underserved Market by Pulling Plus Size Clothing from Stores (Watch)

    Popular retail chain H&M has reportedly removed all plus size clothing from its stores in New York City. A representative for the company explained that the stores simply don’t have enough room for those clothing options anymore since they’ve added new product lines like home goods and beauty supplies. But this move could very well […]

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    Yelp Adds eCommerce for Local Boutiques

    Through a new partnership with the boutique shopping platform Shoptiques.com, Yelp now offers consumers the ability to purchase high-end apparel and accessories from these retailers based in the U.S., England and France. The new partnership, Yelp notes on its blog, “makes it so easy to support cool local businesses (like Olive & Bette’s in NYC or y&i […]

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    Amsterdam Company Designs Clothes for Your Office Chair

    0 Okay. We know this one sounds crazy, but bear with us. An Amsterdam design company has taken a new approach to refurbishing chairs, including the ones in your office. If they’re still in good shape but you just can’t stand the site of them any more, don’t toss them. Just dress them up with a […]

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    How to Attract Teens to Your Retail Store

    If you are targeting a teenage audience as customers for your retail store and are worried that they’re solely shopping online, you can rest easy. While teens are indeed becoming more likely to buy online than they were in the past, they still prefer to buy from companies that have brick-and-mortar locations than purely online players, […]