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Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Interested in becoming an entrepreneur? If yes, then today’s post is for you. It includes tips for new entrepreneurs. For more information, look at these prior posts: Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs! and Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?   Infographic Tips … Continue reading

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Are YOU Starting a New Business? Try Main Street.

Are YOU Starting a New Business? Try Main Street. Catchy title for today’s post, right? 🙂 We know this may sound counter-intuitive. But read on. Main Street is not dying, despite some dire predictions. And there are ample opportunities for … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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Warby Parker’s Distinctive Approach = Success

Warby Parker is a highly successful online — and now store-based — retailer of eyeglasses and sunglasses (“Prescription eyeglasses, starting at $95, with free shipping and free returns.”). As it notes on its Web site: “Warby Parker was founded with … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is certainly not an easy job. Among other things, a great entrepreneur requires creativity, patience, a willingness to take risks, expertise, endurance, and a whole lot more. According to Growth Hackers’ co-founder and CEO Jonathan Aufray: “An … Continue reading

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Can Tesla Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover Tesla’s unique and controversial dealership program … Continue reading

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How Retailers Can Be More Customer-Centric

A while back, Professor Joel Evans of Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business wrote an article about “Customer Centricity” for Promo Magazine (now part of Chief Marketer.) The essence of that still rings true today — even more so given … Continue reading

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