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The Buying Process and The Impact of Technology

By livehelpnow_contributor

You’re not imagining it: Consumers are more impatient than ever before. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, attention

How, When, and Why They Buy? The Psychology Behind Online Buyer Behavior

By Lauren Schneck

How, When, and Why They Buy?  The Psychology Behind Online Buyer Behavior
If you are a business owner, the one thing you can never be sure of is customer behavior. It can

How to Boost Your Productivity by Outsourcing

By GreggSchwartz

Whether you’re a small business owner, solo entrepreneur, or just a hard working person trying to get more done in

Negotiation skills – are they the key to success in business?

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There are two types of people in the world – those who enjoy haggling to get the best deal, and

9 Helpful Resources for Small Business Owners

By Kathryn

Starting and running a small business can be a risky game, subject to small changes in the local economy or

Topics in Small Business: Stay Alive Admist Shopping Trends

By Kathryn

Topics in Small Business: Stay Alive Admist Shopping Trends
We’ve written a lot about how online and mobile shopping have spiked in recent years, with this holiday season shaping

Industry Focus: Live Chat for Toy Stores

By Kathryn

Toy stores probably experience most of their business right now, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With more parents shopping around online

How to Win Over Holiday Shoppers

By Kathryn

During the holiday season, shops put out their best sales and competitive prices to pull in savvy shoppers, but locating

9 ways small businesses can compete with the big guys during holidays

By Katie

holiday crowds and small businesses
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Most small business owners during this time have a severe case of butterflies in the stomach syndrome.

They know that while  holidays can be a very good time for them, they are intimidated by the Walmarts and the Amazons.

They fret about the advantages of the 800 pound gorillas- huge advertising and marketing budgets, an undeniably strong brand image and the  ability to buy in massive quantities and offer steep discounts.

But if you are a small business owner you should actually eagerly look forward to this season. For, you have advantages that the big boxes will never have.  You will have customers that the big boxes can’t ever service.

And what’s more, the holiday season is a rising tide and it lifts up all kinds of boats from ocean liners to one person canoes.

Here are a few tips that can help you bring a gun to the gunfight. (more…)

7 ways small businesses can promote themselves during Thanksgiving

By Katie

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