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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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Reasons Why Many Startups Fail

Starting a new business is often much harder than startups realize. For many reasons why many startups fail. To the extent possible, they must be avoided. Look at three of these posts about starting a new business: Do You Have … Continue reading

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An Infographic Look at Starting a New Business

Many factors must be taken into account in starting a new retail business. Among the decisions are: What is the line of business going to be? Where should a store be located? Should business be done online?  Here is an … Continue reading

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Starting an Online Company: A Global Cost Comparison

Thinking about starting an online business? If yes, then costs certainly come into consideration. Before a retail business can be launched online, it typically requires overhead and Web development expenditures. Recently, Staff.com (“a global employment site that connects companies with talented … Continue reading

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Belcampo: A Unique, New, Channel-Integrated Business

Belcampo is an interesting new company that owns and manages farms in California, Belize, and Uruguay to produce high-quality food of the highest quality and integrity. Belcampo has devised ways to provide consumers “with the best-tasting food and drink the earth … Continue reading

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Challenges to Craigslist

For years, Craigslist has been the leading online purveyor of ‘local classifieds and forums – community moderated, and largely free.’ Craigslist’s user-friendly format, sense of community, and fee-free structure have been extremely popular. But now, Craiglist’s popularity is breeding a new group … Continue reading

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10 Hot Web Startups Changing the Face of Retail

This story is by Macala Wright, the publisher of FashionablyMarketing.Me, one of the leading fashion and retail industry business Web sites. She is a retail consultant and business strategist who specializes in marketing consulting for fashion, luxury, and lifestyle brands. … Continue reading

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