Tag Archives: American Express Open Forum

Business Expansion Tips

Looking to expand a business? What are some important do’s and don’ts to consider? Here are several tips. As Nina Ngai, writing for American Express Open forum, advises: DO research and prepare a business expansion plan — “Consider hiring a financial … Continue reading

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Can Pricing in the Mid-Range Succeed?

This is a difficult question for some retailers — given the popularity of discounters and luxury retailers for two different customer segments in the marketplace. AND many retailers seem nervous to be in the mid-range. Yet, as Anthonia Akitunde (founder, … Continue reading

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All Are Welcome Here

The American Express OPEN Forum has produced a valuable video, All Are Welcome Here,  based on the acceptance of diversity: “More than 10,000 small business owners around the country are sending a message. They want their communities to know that … Continue reading

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