Alvin Sie

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15 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

I would hate to think that you would take a new job at a place where they didn’t at some point stop the interview process to ask you “Do you have any questions for us?”<p>All good employers do that. If you don’t get the chance to ask your questions, don’t even think about taking the job! Remember what …

Why Outsourcing Innovation Will Be Big in Tech and Beyond

<i>Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of growth, specifically in the tech sector. While he clearly has a business interest in companies outsourcing their</i> …

Marketing To Women: Trends To Watch In 2015

2014 was a watershed year in marketing to women. We witnessed female-empowerment advertising campaigns from brands like Pantene (Not Sorry), Under Armour (I Will What I Want) and Always (Like a Girl); we saw a sweeping effort to update women’s images in stock photography with the Lean In Getty …

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12 Retail Trends and Predictions for 2015.<p>Check out retail trends and predictions 2016.<p>Similar to our retail trends forecast for 2014, this year’s …

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10 Retail Experts Share Their #1 Tip for Marketing and Growing Your Store

As a small business owner with a brick-and-mortar store, it can be easy to hit a slump and feel frustrated when sales are down or when you're just …

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Visual Merchandising 101: Shore Up Sales With High-Converting Product Displays

When walking into a typical retail store, you'll likely notice tidy, curated product displays that visually highlight their items for sale. Those …

Abercrombie's Logo Woes Are A Lesson For All Marketers

Abercrombie & Fitch (“A&F”) has been a fashion business known for its brutally attitudinal brand iconography ever since its rebirth in 1988. But sales have been off for more than a few years now, so the company is going to stop putting its logo on its merchandise. It’s great news for the business, …

10 Tips for Increasing Your Sales at Art and Craft Shows

Art show – Used with permission – Nate Welk Photography<p><b>The bottom lime for survival of a business eventually comes down to making sales. You need to</b> …

The Forbes 2015 Investment Guide

To help you make your money work harder, we’ve highlighted the strategies and ideas of more than a dozen Unknown All-Stars of personal finance–homespun heroes who have cut out the middlemen and bested the pros in investing, real estate, tax planning and philanthropy. We also offer advice on …

New Coverage Launch Of HSBC: $58 Price Estimate

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, providing individuals, corporations, governments and institutions in 75 countries financial products and services ranging from retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, custody banking and …

Uniqlo Sets Harvard Scholarships

The fellowships are valued at $1.2 million over three years.<p><b>STUDY BUDDIES:</b> Uniqlo, the Japanese fast-fashion brand that is quickly and aggressively …

How to Sell on Social Like The Best E-Commerce Brands

<i>Joey Kotkins is the CMO & Co-Founder of</i> <i>Inside Social</i><i>.</i><p>Social media has proven itself to be a legitimate marketing channel, however, most brands, including e-commerce brands, are still in the mindset that social is just a top-of-the-funnel marketing channel.<p>But as the social networks have matured and …

Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond

<i>I don't know where to invest in today's environment. Stocks seem overvalued and vulnerable to a crash. If I buy bonds, I'll lose when interest rates go up. Is there any place I can earn a decent return now and in the near future? -- Patrick K.</i><p>With the market soaring one day, then diving the next …

Meet Gap's New CEO: The "Digital Guy" Preparing For More Clicks Than Footsteps

In his first interview since being tapped as Gap Inc.'s new CEO, Art Peck tells BuzzFeed News the company is facing the biggest change in retail since the rush to the suburbs and rise of big-box stores in the 1950s and 60s.<p>You've probably heard this story before: In a sunny office overlooking the …