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Internet accounts for 4.7% of U.S. economy

Internet accounts for 4.7% of U.S. economy The Internet contributes more to the American economy than the entire federal government, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group. The Internet accounted for $684 billion, or 4.7% of all U.S. economic activity in 2010,
Mar 22, 2012 | 4:25 pm

NRF expects sales to hop up this Easter

While intentions aren't always equal to results, if National Retail Federation's predictions are correct, consumers will be shelling out quite a bit of cash this Easter. According to NRF’s Easter spending survey, conducted by BIGinsight, Americans will spend an average of $145.28 on every…
Mar 22, 2012 | 4:23 pm

The State of the News Media

Pew has just released their 2012 annual report on the State of the News Media. One of the interesting findings is how people consume their news in today’s many and multi-device world. Pew notes, “Consumers are drawn to newer forms [of news consumption]…but they are not abandoning older fo…
Mar 22, 2012 | 4:22 pm

U.S. retail sales posted their largest gain in five months in February

In the latest sign of improvement in the U.S. economy's prolonged recovery from the 2007-2009 recession, sales rose 1.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday, after a 0.6 percent increase in January.
Mar 22, 2012 | 4:19 pm

Always remember to Ask Yourself

Am I reaching today’s shoppers?   Am I positioning my business ahead of the competition?   Am I promoting my business enough?   Am I using tools that will drive the most traffic to my store?
Mar 23, 2012 | 5:04 pm
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