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Online retail sales growth eases in May, still outpacing bricks-and-mortar

7:28PM | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 |  Online retail sales growth in Australia eased in May following a boost the previous month, but is expected to continue to outpace sales growth at traditional bricks-and-mortar stores for up to another 18 months.

I want to break into a monopolised market. What should I do?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 |  Be prepared for the big guys to come after you if you are successful, so ensure that whatever you offer will be sustainable with competition.

Where should I try to open a fast food franchise?

6:27AM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  When it comes to the two main types of franchisee locations – high street versus shopping centre – it’s vital to weigh up the pros and cons.

How do you wake customers from their January slumber?

1:00AM | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 |  Here are a few tactics you could try to wake your customers from their festive slumber and entice them to spend.

How should a retailer market my product?

1:00AM | Monday, 7 January 2013 |  You should get your marketing plan in place, then start negotiating with shops and retail chains.

Shed clothes – and memories – with The Divorcee Sale

10:00AM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 |  The Divorcee Sale is a way for women to ditch possessions from their pre-split life while making a handy profit.

When using an overseas supplier, what quality control processes should I use?

4:17PM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 |  For a number of important reasons, the very best way to manage quality control is to work with your suppliers.

Act when your rivals cut back on marketing

10:42PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Start-ups are often tempted to keep marketing costs to a minimum, but increasing or holding marketing spending when your rivals cut back can help you seize market share from them.

Oroton highlights sales strategies for start-ups

12:01PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  Australian luxury label Oroton was among the top local retailers in 2011, increasing revenue by 12% despite the retail downturn, suggesting start-ups can learn from the 73-year-old company.

Google Maps app goes indoors

11:52PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  Google has updated its Google Maps mobile app for Android with the launch of indoor maps, allowing users to view their location inside shopping centres, airports and retail stores.
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