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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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Kittea: Taking the Path Less Travelled

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner.  Here’s Inez from Kittea, and how a sketch turned into thriving eCommerce business. We’ll...

/ December 3, 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...

/ November 27, 2019
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10 Bar Promotion Ideas to Boost Sales (Even on Weekdays!)

If you’re looking for bar promotion ideas to bring in more customers and boost sales, you need to figure out where the big spenders are. You’re in luck: we have...

/ November 17, 2019
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How To Show Your Customers You Are Customer-Centred

How can you show that you’re a customer-centric business, rather than just paying lip service? Two research reports — “State of Service” and “State of the Connected Customer” — explain what...

/ November 6, 2019
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Embracing his Artistic Side to Grow His Business

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 the story of how Jay changed...

/ November 4, 2019
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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 Milky Way: A Family Business where they treat you like Family

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 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 you’re...

/ 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