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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    September 16, 2016

    Three Lessons Every Store Can Learn from Amazon

    Recently, The Retail Federation published a story on “21 Ways Amazon Changed the Face of Retail.” Timed for the e-commerce giant’s 21st anniversary, the piece highlighted nearly two-dozen ways the company has rewritten the retail playbook. We all know Amazon as a force to be reckoned with in the retail game. The site has been wildly successful, and has—for better or worse—forced traditional retailers to rethink how they run their businesses. And while most traditional independent stores can’t (and shouldn’t) replicate Amazon’s model, there are some key components of its business plan that retailers ...

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    Casual Marketing

    Bridget Driscoll

    September 16, 2016

    The Ins and Outs of Website Content

    Your content is the foundation of your website. Without it, search engines won't know what your site is about. Anyone who runs a website should have content that will be beneficial to their niche. Website content doesn't have to be intimidating; it only needs to reflect your business and your goals. There are a number of things you can do that can help in your quest to increase search engine visibility. Your content topic This might seem like a no-brainer, but make sure whatever you put on a web page is on topic. If you're writing content ...

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    The Barbecue Lifestyle

    Bruce Bjorkman

    September 15, 2016

    You’d better watch out…

    It may already be too late if you haven’t started planning for the holidays. Thanksgiving is closer than you think. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will follow as quickly as a blink, and the next thing you know, it’ll be New Year’s. “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future,” sang Steve Miller. And unfortunately, it’s true. For grill retailers, the holidays can be almost as good sales-wise as the spring and summer months. But you have to be prepared for them. That means having a strategy to make the most of the sales opportunity ...

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