1. Things That New Business Owners Struggle With

    Choosing to start your own business is a big decision, and it requires quite a bit of dedication and drive to make it a reality. While you might have the passion to get your dream started, there are a lot of struggles that small business owners struggle within the first few months of opening. The team at Visual Retail Plus is made up of individuals that once owned their own small businesses, which…Read More

  2. New Year’s Resolutions to Make as a Small Business Owner

    The new year has just begun. The spirit of making resolutions and setting intentions is still fresh, and it’s an excellent opportunity to establish goals for yourself. While most people consider resolutions a time to focus on healthy eating or weight loss, there are so many different goals that you should have as a business owner and the new year is a great time to focus on what you’d like for…Read More

  3. How to Choose the Right Retail Management Software

    In our last blog post, we touched on a few tips and tricks that can help make managing your inventory all the easier. One of the points that we mentioned brought up the importance of an inventory management system. While we know that there are countless other moving parts that need to be considered when it comes to inventory management, we truly believe that finding and utilizing an inventory mana…Read More

  4. Managing Inventory in a Retail Store — Tips & Tricks

    As the owner of a retail business, you wear a lot of hats. Some days you are the head for your team to look to, some you are focused solely on your products and ensuring that there are quality items in your store, and others you are a student looking for ways to improve. The team at Visual Retail Plus recognize all of the roles that a business owner has to take on, and that’s why we’ve created…Read More

  5. Making a Smooth Transition to a New POS System

    Introducing a new POS system to your small business is both exciting, and nerve-wracking. In regards to excitement, you’re inviting a new and improved form of technology to your business. One that will allow you to improve the efficiency of day to day activity and provide a higher level of customer service. Now, on the other hand, adding a new POS system means that there is a learning curve that…Read More

  6. In Store Promotions That Can Help Boost Sales

    Increasing sales is something that all businesses want to do, especially in the retail world. In the last couple of blog posts we’ve talked about the holiday season and how you can increase foot traffic and prepare, but today we’re going to talk about a few of the promotions that you can offer year-round that can help boost your sales. The team at Visual Retail Plus have worked for all types o…Read More

  7. Common Mistakes Made When Selecting a POS System

    Finally settling on which POS system you’re going to choose can feel like a huge relief. With as many options as there are available, we know the challenges of weighing one against the other. While you may feel like a burden has been lifted off your chest, there are a few mistakes that are commonly made in the selection process that can leave retail business owners feeling regretful and frustrat…Read More

  8. Attract More Shoppers This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is quickly approaching. Whether you’ve decided to participate in the big shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, or not, this time of the year makes up a big portion of sales for retail businesses. Without a little bit of extra work, it can be challenging to draw people into your business, even when it is the time to shop. Ke…Read More

  9. Preparing For Shopping Holidays as a Small Business Owner

    With the holidays in lieu, it’s time to start preparing for the various days that draw extra customers into your store. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are all great days to boost the numbers of your small business. If it’s your first year open as a small business during this time of the year, it can feel extremely overwhelming. How do you prepare? What i…Read More

  10. What Determines if a POS System is Good?

    Running a small business, especially in the retail world, is stressful. Not only is there cut throat competition that you have to deal with, but there are a lot of hours that you need to put into your business in order for it to be as successful as possible. From the quality of the products that you’re choosing to showcase to the technology that you have selected for your team, there are so many…Read More