Maria Melo

Maria Melo

Maria Melo is a senior business advisor at Yahoo Small Business. Maria Melo has been working with new and established e-commerce merchants for over 20 years to help them grow their businesses. Maria has also spent over 14 years working with her family in their brick and mortar retail store and is part owner of her own retail wine shop with her brother and sister.

5 Ways Retailers Can Control Costs

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for retailers, entrepreneurs are re-examining their business models to see where they can better control costs while continuing to drive operational efficiencies. From my personal experience as a Yahoo Small Business advisor and brick-and-mortar store co-owner, I’d like to share my top tips for how retail owners…

3 Tips for Retailers to Stay Ahead This Holiday Season

This year hasn’t been like any other for retailers, and the upcoming holiday season promises continued challenges — and opportunities. Consumers are predicted to do more of their shopping online and earlier due to the pandemic, so it’s a crucial time for retailers to ensure they’re best equipped to navigate the impending surge in e-commerce…