Business Articles

Choosing goals and sticking to them is not just a personal virtue; it can make all the difference in how your business lives and grows
By Pamela Thompson
Published: February 13, 2015
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 extends temporary tax incentives for another year; what will it do for your tax bill?
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: February 13, 2015
Sophisticated thievery is on the rise, with buyers connecting to stolen goods online; we look at ways to protect your store
By Phillip M Perry
Published: February 13, 2015
Big online retailers are augmenting their digital presence with brick-and-mortar spaces; what this means for the rest of us
By Lauren Carter
Published: February 13, 2015
Develop an advisor relationship: Involve him in your business, encourage visits to your store, ask what he can do for you
By Howard Scott
Published: January 14, 2015
These big and small retailers aren’t just stores, they’re entertainment venues; see how they attract and keep their customers in fun ways
By Lauren Carter
Published: January 14, 2015
With Web analytics and SEO, you can see how well your website is doing­—and then make changes to bring in more traffic and sales
By Phillip M Perry
Published: January 14, 2015
New fraud-resistant credit cards will become the standard this fall
By Pamela Thompson
Published: January 14, 2015
Promote special activities and use staff expertise to set your store apart from the competition and make it a destination
By Charlene Oldham
Published: January 14, 2015
Tune up your stock and get the best performance out of your store
By Gary Ray
Published: December 12, 2014
A gradually improving economy should boost consumer spending
By Phillip M Perry
Published: December 12, 2014
Follow these 10 tips to shape teens into valued staff members
By Pamela Thompson
Published: December 12, 2014
Not every retailer is a jack-of-all-trades—so when you need expert advice for your business, where do you start? We have some ideas
By Mark E. Battersby
Published: December 12, 2014
A mix of new, returning and mainstay exhibitors show of innovations from all corners of the industry at the 2014 iHobby Expo
By Model Retailer Staff
Published: November 14, 2014
Many hobby store owners are finding greater exposure by getting involved in their communities — especially around the holidays
By Nick Bullock
Published: November 14, 2014
You can enjoy more sales and higher profits this holiday season by reducing the amount of stress felt by both staff and customers
By Phillip M Perry
Published: November 14, 2014
Commentary: We can all benefit from an effort to establish a new national image
By Bob Wilke
Published: November 14, 2014
Running a successful hobby store is about more than loving the products; you must also put your team in a position to succeed
By Nick Bullock
Published: November 14, 2014
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