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Need to Move Summer Stock? Follow Amazon Prime Day Model

Today, Amazon celebrates Prime Day for members of its Prime program. The special service offers customers free two-day shipping and other benefits. And on this special day — some are calling a Christmas in July and Black Friday in July — members get even better deals. It’s turning into a big shopping day online, to be sure. Small business owners can learn ... Read More »

Unique Digital Marketing Tactics: 1 Hour a Day

Being a small business owner is hard work. Trust me, I know. You wear a lot of hats — everything from accounting, sales, and marketing to more. However, small business digital marketing shouldn’t be left to the side as it usually is with the 10 million other things a small business owner must do every day. And it shouldn’t have ... Read More »

Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total

E-commerce giant Alibaba has beaten its sales record for its annual Singles Day event. The company said sales this year had reached 121bn yuan ($18bn; £14bn), a rise of 32% on last year’s sales which were worth $14.3bn. But some have questioned the accuracy of the numbers, amid claims of inflated sales data at Chinese online retailers. Merchants passing off ... Read More »

Southern Rail owner profits hit £100m one day after £20m government ‘bailout’

The company which jointly operates the troubled Southern railfranchise, has seen full-year profits soar 27 per cent to almost £100 million, just one day after the Government handed Southern a £20 million “bailout” package. On Thursday transport secretary Chris Grayling said the funds would help Southern “get to grips” with the delays and disruption which have caused months of misery for commuters. Go-Ahead ... Read More »

China steel, iron ore fall for second day on demand worries

Chinese steel and iron ore futures dropped for a second day on Wednesday, reflecting concerns over weak demand as construction activity slows during the summer. After months of strong steel production as mills responded to a rally in prices earlier this year, output in China, the world’s top producer, could slow along with consumption, the China Iron and Steel Association ... Read More »