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Last updated: 06/07/2010 - 17:00

When an entrepreneur opens a retail shop, the startup is usually something like a one-man (or woman) band.

There are lots of hats to be worn and usually not enough revenue to hire enough employees to wear them.

But once a retail concept takes off and business is good, any wise retailer will realize that delegating is the only way to survive and thrive.

Last updated: 05/16/2010 - 17:00

Every dream starts with a passion to make a change.

The single change, in the life of one, creates a ripple effect to the lives of many.

In February 2010, what started as a demo of Full Circle ® between Innovative Systems ® and Barco Uniforms ® ended not only in the purchase of Full Circle ®, but a joint partnership in helping children and nurses around the world.


Last updated: 05/11/2010 - 17:00

Soon after George Karamitos decided to open a surf and skateboard store in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1989, he realized that he was getting into a much more sophisticated retail climate than his family’s previous Tshirt shop.

Last updated: 04/08/2010 - 17:00

The Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports series, which is co-produced by ChopShop, has released its lineup for the 2010 festival. It includes 5 world premieres among the 25 films.


Last updated: 04/01/2010 - 17:00

Considering an ERP system purchase is a huge undertaking for any company, large or small.

There are meetings with sales reps from the various systems, follow up phone calls, emails, further meetings, and then in some cases a tough decision on how to proceed.

Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 16:00

ASR Access, CLASS@ASR and Crossroads offer retailers three unique buying environments to meet the needs for efficient and effective shopping of an unparalleled selection of Surf, Skate, Fashion & Lifestyle brands - all in a focused, convenient, and jam packed 2-day event!

Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 16:00

The Next Chapter in Financing: Factoring

While CIT’s bankruptcy was not altogether unexpected, banks and other firms will not be able to completely fill the gap. In fact, small business lending by major banks has been on a steep decline in 2009 (according to FDIC Data).

Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 16:00

I just recently came back from a vacation that gave me some time to think about how I could write something for my partners at that would be interesting to you.

Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 16:00

The overarching ASR mission is to broker business relationships; bringing retailers and brands together to foster and progress the industry.

Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 16:00

Surf Expo's upcoming trade show in Orlando, Florida, August 20-22, includes many key efforts and activities designed to make the show experience meaningful for manufacturers and retailers: