The year is winding down for 2021, and 2022 is about to be underway. Last year, businesses around the world were put to the test, as many were forced to adapt to new conditions and changing customer demands.
Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 07, 2021
Halloween is one of the largest spending holidays in the United States, second only to Christmas. With the increasing commercialization of this spooktacular holiday, Americans are expected to spend over $10.1-billion throughout the month of October this year as a chill settles over the States. For retailers, this could mean a major boost in sales if you strategically market your Halloween products.
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 23, 2021
If you've landed on this blog post, it's probably safe to say that you've weighed the pros and cons of hiring a professional graphic designer, and have decided to go the DIY route. You understand that there will be challenges ahead. After all, designing a strong logo, unifying a memorable visual identity, and presenting an impactful brand image to the world at large is no small feat. That's why you're here. You're determined to generate the most professional-looking designs possible for your digital marketing campaigns, but you aren't sure where to start.
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 16, 2021
Are you about to apply for a small business loan? Are you looking for venture capitalists to invest in your start-up? Do you want to clarify your ultimate business goals and analyze the feasibility of your financial budget? Maybe you simply want to understand your market…
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 09, 2021
For those of you who can responsibly appreciate fine wine, liquor, and spirits, you may have considered opening your own liquor store in the past, or perhaps the idea has only recently come to mind.
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 19, 2021
Small business owners and retailers aren't necessarily considered the fastest decision makers, even though they make lots of decisions every day. Unlike entrepreneurs, who are mentally wired to take risks and aren't afraid to learn from their mistakes, retailers are better known for being pragmatic, and tend to move slowly and carefully when it comes to implementing major changes at their companies. Do you find it difficult to make business decisions?
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 12, 2021
On a global scale, the pet supply retail market has grown from $216 billion in 2020 to $232 billion in 2021. Considering the compounded annual growth rate of 6.1%, the pet industry is expected to reach a value of $350 billion by 2027!
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 05, 2021
It's officially back to school season! While the summertime heat waxes on, retailers of all industries are gearing up for their back to school sales. During the upcoming weeks, parents of school-age children will start hunting for discounts, deals, and special promotions that will give them the biggest back-to-school bang for their buck. And they're not alone. College-age students will soon begin splurging on everything from laptop computers to crates full of ramen noodle soup.
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 29, 2021
Did you miss our articles this month? Throughout July, FTx brought informative articles to our subscribers, covering helpful topics such as how to improve employee engagement and retention, how to increase sales at your small business, how to enable your Point-of-Sale system to shift into Offline Mode, and what the future holds for the retail industry.
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 15, 2021
Generating sales should be the greatest priority at your business, but figuring out precisely what methods will work to maximize sales efficiencies at your unique company might not be so easy to accomplish, especially for small business owners.
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 01, 2021
Without your employees your business simply would not exist. Even an internet-based startup with a garage address and no Fed Tax ID hasn't a prayer of getting off the ground—or out of the garage—without investing in hiring employees. Employees are so integral to business, in fact, that they're baked right into the very definition of the word.
Posted in Uncategorized on Jun 24, 2021
Is your business ready for the 4th of July Weekend? This July 4th, Americans across the nation will commemorate our 245th year of independence from the British monarch by celebrating with friends, family, and fireworks! Independence Day is also a time when consumers splurge on patriotic, decorative, and festive items to get into the spirit of the holiday. This year, the 4th of July falls on a Sunday, which means that retailers and restaurant owners have all weekend to capitalize on their customers' enthusiasm for democracy, liberty, and all the hot dogs they can eat!
Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 07, 2021
Software engineers and programmers are in high demand. Across industries, many companies struggle to recruit technical talent, including engineers and programmers, due to the short supply of qualified candidates. If you're currently in the process of trying to fill technical positions at your company, this article is a must-read before you hire.
Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 24, 2020
If you have a website, e-commerce site, or blog, chances are you understand the importance of SEO. But do you understand how to properly build SEO quickly and effectively so that it improves your search engine ranking and website traffic? If so, this article is for you!
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 19, 2020
Mobile application technology is the future, and the future is here. In fact, it has been here for quite some time. The average consumer maintains organization of their life within a slew of mobile apps, which they keep in their pocket at all times. Serving every imaginable purpose, mobile apps range from entertaining games to digital wallets and offer a whole host of conveniences in-between. But can this virtual tool apply to the real-life brick-and-mortar world of retail?