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  • Open Flame

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random.

  • From Locals to Logos

    The mom-and-pop style suits the situation of some stores, while the branded style is better adapted to other business models. Here are a few points along that line.

  • Show Stopper

    Pool and spa professionals seeking a new source of revenue might want to consider following in the footsteps of Jan Sotelo, owner of Modern Design and Build in Austin, Texas.

  • Polished Up or Down Home

    Walk into Swim World Pools, and there’s no doubt you’re entering a family business — a 2-year-old boy is usually found next to the service counter.

  • Elevated Scent-ses

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random.

  • It Feels Like Home

    Finding a new job was the furthest thing from Ryan Sessler’s mind when a Masco Corp. recruiter contacted him through his LinkedIn account last December.

  • Sun Worship

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random.

  • Above and Beyond

    The first thing we ever sold online was an aboveground pool to a doctor in Virginia.

  • The Look of Retail

    Large retail chains often place a popular product category near the front to draw customers in —a technique that can work for a store of any size

  • Cash Is King

    Cash is making a comeback.