Customer spending, like so much of what we do, is influenced by the seasons. Sometimes it affects us in obvious ways like buying coats in the winter and swimwear in the summer. Sometimes it’s subtler, with daylight hours, vacations, and holiday events all playing into our moods and shopping habits.
This makes predicting these trends crucial for your business, no matter what industry you’re in. With the right data and the right analysis, you can:
Dating back to the time of the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. has faced 47 recessions. Recessions are rarely credited as being a high point of economics. In fact, recessions typically result in business income losses—but a recession doesn’t have to be all bad.
Craigslist has become one of the go-to places for selling items online. There are tons of items you can sell on Craigslist, including clothes, antiques, household items, jewelry, tools, and any other item you can think of.
The future of eCommerce is always changing and, to keep your online business afloat, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of what’s going on in the industry. If you’re looking to run an online store or want to make your existing store more successful, there are some tips and tricks you’ll want to know.
Whether you’re starting a new business or taking an existing one into new territories, there’s one key thing you need to succeed: You’ve got to find your niche. A niche is a very specialized market, and finding a profitable one is easier said than done. Here are five things you can do to help you find the lucrative niche you’re looking for.
Becoming a successful eBay seller is easy—all you have to do is follow the checklist below (and maybe pick up a special license, such as a California resale certificate).
Opening your own business is an appealing way to achieve the freedom of working for yourself while doing work you enjoy. If you are wondering how to start an Etsy shop to take advantage of their broad customer base and low start-up costs, this checklist will help you through the early stages and explain how to get a wholesale license for your online business.
Choosing to run a non-profit business can be a fulfilling and life-changing career move for individuals who want to use their talents to work toward goals other than the bottom line. Whether you are starting a new business and filing for a California seller's permit for the first time, or if you want to reorganize your existing business, understanding the benefits can help you make the right decision for your organization.
A cooperative business, which can vary in type and size, is a private organization owned and operated by those who purchase its products and services. If you’re selling products, a resale license in CA is required. The many types of cooperatives represent industries including agriculture, arts and crafts, credit unions, child care, cleaning services, food, hardware, housing, insurance, and utilities.
When you’re starting a business, there are a few things you need to establish. There are the things you’ll need to operate, like a California seller’s permit, but, you’ll also need to decide the right business structure.