6 Security Measures That Protect Your Business

Contributed by Alyssa Callahan Most companies have experienced at least one instance of check theft, in which a bad actor washed a legitimate check and cashed it. Cases of check theft dipped in the early 2010s as companies and banks shored up their security. But according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ “Payments Fraud and ControlRead More

4 Ways to Optimize Staff Safety in Retail Environments

Contributed by Tom Brialey  As a fundamental contributor to the UK’s economy, there are over 3 million people employed in the retail industry. Due to the size and diversity of this sector, it’s essential that employers are aware of the health and safety requirements that should always be adhered to in this space. That’s why,Read More

6 Key Benefits That Are Offered By Unsecured Business Loans for Small to Medium Size Business

When starting or expanding your business, business capital is the foremost pre-requisite. For growing businesses to function smoothly, it’s essential to keep the money flowing with quick and efficient loans. Opting for a traditional bank loan is usually not quite helpful as banks usually demand collateral and usually follow a time-consuming regime to process suchRead More

How to Keep Employees From Scrolling Through Memes During Your Conference Calls

In a culture saturated with memes, it’s difficult to prevent employees from searching for the latest meme; even when they’re in an important conference call. When people get distracted or bored, they tend to reach for the smartphone or navigate to social media in their browsers, and from there, it’s quite difficult to regain theirRead More

How To Home From London Are Redefining Souvenirs in One of the World’s Most Visited Cities

Our latest Behind the Counter post features To Home From London – who are on a mission to redefine the perception of souvenirs. Founders Bianca Timotheo and Nacho Martinez are doing this with their original designs made in their studio in London. And they are doing a smashing job.  What started as a one-day-a weekRead More

Smart Mobile Solutions in Retail Leads to Blockbuster Black Friday Experiences for Customers

By Dipesh Hinduja, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix The modern brick-and-mortar retail experience for Black Friday is a tech-led one. Consumers are savvy about tracking deals online – and well in advance. They load up apps from their favorite retailers to guide them through their game plan of what stores to visit. Once they areRead More

Supplier Relationship Management: 10 Ways to Build Strong Bonds with Vendors

Building and maintaining great supplier relationships is a must if you want to stay competitive in retail. Having healthy relationships with these vendors helps ensure that your shelves are healthily stocked with great products that bring delight to your customers. In this post, we’ll be exploring how you can create and cultivate strong relationships withRead More

Share the Love: 10 Employee Appreciation Gifts to Give to Your Associates

This is a post by Alexandra Sheehan Managing retail staff is tough. You’ve got schedules, payroll, hiring, benefits — the whole gamut. And it’s a time-consuming part of your business, especially considering retail’s high turnover rates.  Turnover for assistant store managers in 2017 was 41%, and associates more than that. One survey run by KornRead More