Everything you need to know to conquer Black Friday How much will you spend on gifts this year? Is Black Friday really the best day to shop? Who has the best discounts? Are you really and truly ready for the shopping season?
Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV 11Alive has you covered with data you can use to make this year's shopping your most successful effort:
Analysis reveals which stores have steepest Black Friday discounts
Top 10 Black Friday myths
5 best TV deals for Black Friday
5 Best toy deals for Black Friday
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:11 +0000 5 New Year’s resolutions to grow your business in 2015 Here are five New Year's resolutions you may want to make this year to help grow your business:
• Every day for 365 days a year, ask for a referral and offer or give a referral. This practice will keep you on your toes. You will have to get into someone else's world to have this work. You will become aware of what is happening around you. You will start to notice when a person has something missing that you might be able to provide.
• Building collaborative relationships never goes out of style.…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 AutoTrader: Beware of Black Friday vehicle purchases People who buy cars on Black Friday often regret the decision, AutoTrader.com reported.
The Atlanta-based online vehicle marketplace surveyed its users and found 69 percent of consumers have experienced buyer's remorse after buying a car. The most common reason for regretting the purchase was because the car had mechanical issues. Other reasons included they felt the car was too expensive or a bad deal, it was an impulse purchase or the car didn't have the features they wanted.
"On big shopping…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 BBB’s 10 tips to stay safe on Cyber Monday If Cyber Monday is more your style than batting the crowds on Black Friday, the Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia has 10 tips for staying safe when holiday shopping online.
Protect your computer– A computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software and a secure firewall. Shop on trustworthy websites– Shoppers should start with BBB to check on the seller's reputation and record for customer…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beazer teams with Toys for Tots Beazer Homes USA Inc. plans to donate a room full of toys worth thousands of dollars to Toys for Tots.
The Atlanta-based homebuilder said its communities across the country will serve as toy collection centers. Everyone is invited to visit any Beazer Homes community sales center to donate new, unwrapped toys. To locate a nearby donation center, visit the Toys for Tots' website.
"Toys for Tots is an incredible organization and we're proud to work with them to make the holiday season brighter for…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Black Friday by the numbers Well, it's finally here... the dreaded, or eagerly anticipated, Black Friday.
Here some statistics about consumer behavior on Black Friday and during the holidays from Simon's 2014 Holiday Shopping Behavior Survey:
Black Friday by the numbers
About 79% begin their holiday shopping prior to Thanksgiving weekend. Millennials are significantly more likely than all other generations to plan to shop on Black Friday (67%) and Christmas Eve (20%) this holiday season. One-half of holiday shoppers plan…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Denver Parade of Lights holiday procession marches next weekend A glowing procession of balloons, bands, carriages and floats will march down a two-mile route in downtown Denver next weekend as the Mile High City gears up for the 40th annual 9News Parade of Lights.
The parade is held two days: Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m..
It has long been considered one of Denver's most noteworthy holiday traditions, drawing thousands each year.
"We are gearing up for another dazzling event with our tried-and-true traditions, along with exciting…
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 LIST: Atlanta’s Top 25 Employee Benefits & Compensation Companies Atlanta Business Chronicle's Nov. 28, 2014, edition features lists of Atlanta's Top 25 Employee Benefits & Compensation Companies and Atlanta's Top Life Insurance Agencies.
Ranked by number of employee benefit consultants (EBC) and/or brokers in Atlanta, Employee Benefits & Compensation Cos. is again led by Aon Hewitt Consulting with 247 EBCs. The company, with headquarters in Chicago, employs a total of 620 employees in the Atlanta area.
Mercer LLC ranks at No. 2 with 220 EBCs and specializes…
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