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5 Trendy Paint Colors for Fall 2015

While there are so many things to love about fall, one of the things we’re most excited about is the abundance of crisp autumn colors! Because the rich shades of changing fall foliage are only here for a few months of the year, we happen to think they’re the perfect choices when it comes to painting and home decor pieces.


5 Perks of Being a Small Business Owner

While you may not have envisioned one day owning a paint and decorating retail store, chances are your entrepreneurial spirit has been with you for as long as you can remember. And it’s something to be celebrated. Starting (and successfully running) a business takes an incredible amount of perseverance and commitment. In addition to making a substantial investment of time,


Upcoming Webinar – Black Ink: Cash Flow Management Secrets Your Accountant Never Shared

Perhaps the most important factor in determining the success of any small business, cash flow management is a skill that’s particularly important for independent retailers to master. Imagine how empowering it would be if you could accurately predict just how much cash and inventory you would have next month – or even next year. And imagine how much money it


5 Essential Networking Tips for Small Business Owners

With all the different types of innovative marketing you can do for your small business, one of the most important tactics is a simple thing called networking. By meeting new people and building strong, long-lasting relationships with other industry professionals, you can significantly increase your business’ growth, sales and reach in impressive ways. But because networking is essentially selling yourself


5 Tips for Pricing Your Products

When it comes to pricing the products at your independent retail store, the line between pleasing your customers and turning a profit can be a fine one. If a product is priced too high, you stand to make higher margins but it may not sell; if it’s priced too low, you may attract bargain hunters to your store, but you


5 Tips For Satisfying Unhappy Customers

 One thing all customer service professionals can agree on is that dealing with an unhappy customer is an incredibly uncomfortable experience. Whether they received poor service, their purchases didn’t live up to their expectations or they’re having issues with a particular product, trying to satisfy an angry customer is never easy. As an independent retailer, these situations are even more

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