Welcome to the CandyBar blog!

CandyBar is a customer engagement solution for brick-and-mortar retail stores, by the team at ReferralCandy. (Check out the latest features we’ve been coming up with to help you delight your customers!)...

/ September 20, 2017
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Letting Her Style Bloom — PoPPy Flora and Nature Studio

On Instagram, you can find pictures that seem like digital paintings – too pretty to exist in real life. PoPPy Flora and Nature Studio is an artisan flower shop in...

/ October 15, 2019
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The Secret to Success for Family Businesses, According to The Milky Way

Singapore is home to a plethora of ice cream joints. From Udders to Creamier to The Daily Scoop, many of these cafes are well-loved and well-established – and even homemade...

/ October 15, 2019

5 Ways to Finance a Second Location For Your Store Business

Opinions expressed by CandyBar contributors are their own; this guestpost is contributed by Fundera.  Opening up a second location for your small business is an exciting but daunting task. And...

/ October 7, 2019
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8 Best Small Business Books for you to Succeed as a Business Owner

The best small business books are turn out to be some of the best business books to read. The same principles that govern running a mom-and-pop store also apply whether...

/ October 4, 2019
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How Wicked Garlic Grew To 3 Stores In 4 Years By Improving 1% Every Day

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner.  In an industry where 28% of F&B outlets close in their first year, The...

/ September 10, 2019
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What you need for your online presence for brick and mortar stores

Even if you run a brick-and-mortar store, you need an online presence. If you’re not online, people can’t find you, your customers can’t share about you, and you may as...

/ September 4, 2019
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Finding Her Own Way: Shoe Mo

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner. We’ll let the story do the telling. Here’s Ginny from Shoe Mo, and how...

/ August 28, 2019

d’Good Cafe: Doing good, For Good

Stepping into d’Good Cafe’s flagship shophouse at Holland Village, this is one of the first things you’ll see: A wall of words, detailing the inception of this humble establishment, which started...

/ August 21, 2019
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Restaurant Staffing: How to Attract Top Quality Employees

Restaurant staffing is one of the keys to success in the F&B business. Hiring is one of the most important task for any business owner. Finding the best possible employees...

/ August 5, 2019
The Best Loyalty Punch Card Designs

The Best Loyalty Punch Card Designs

Loyalty cards are an excellent way to encourage repeat business. While at the core, a punch card design is very basic and functional, you can get creative with your loyalty...

/ July 29, 2019