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AS INTEREST RATES SCALE HIGHER, WILL YOUR PROFITS SLIP DOWN?

In June, the Federal Reserve announced a 0.25% rate hike, their second move so far in 2017. This brings the target rate to 1.25%, but what’s […]

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THE DEMISE OF THE MALL: DOES IT SIGNAL THE “DEATH” OF BRICKS ‘N MORTAR RETAIL?

For the first time in history, retailers are shrinking their footprint. Stores are closing—-8,640 stores are estimated to close in 2017—-and malls are disappearing. Well, some […]

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HEALTHCARE LIMBO: WHAT IT MEANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

For three decades, the Federation of Independent Business has listed the cost of health insurance as the No. 1 concern of its members. (1) Now, six […]

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Amazon Disrupts the Retail Grocery Industry: What SME Retailers Need to Do Now

Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in June is like an earthquake, sending tremors and aftershocks through the entire grocery industry—-and impacting all of retail. […]

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