Discussion

How are you preparing for the holiday shopping season?

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, we asked small business owners how they plan to compete with larger retailers during the holiday shopping frenzy.We asked small business owners how they plan to compete with larger retailers during the holiday shopping frenzy.

Posted by Olga Khazan on Nov 19, 2011 11:50 PM
Our Views

Looking to a ‘golden January’

There’s always going to be someone who is cheaper than you. You can’t stay in business doing specials.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 11:16 PM

Sales in 2011 to surpass 2010

There’s a sense of happiness with customers. Their spirits are noticeably high this year.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 11:18 PM

Pairing posole with pinot noir for holidays

Because of the business we’re in — wine is sort of a lifestyle product — it’s very important to be even more focused during the holidays.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 11:25 PM

Making the most of a dashed holiday plan

The construction, lasting throughout the holiday shopping season has cut our weekday foot traffic in half.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 11:33 PM

Lessons from a mistake of Christmas past

When we set up our warehouse, we made two mistakes: We didn’t order enough inventory for the demand and we didn’t know how to properly fill the orders.

Posted by and on Nov 19, 2011 11:46 PM