5 Ways to Use Your Network to Grow Your Business

  Have you ever sought advice from the people in a business network you belong to? If not, you are missing out on one of the secondary benefits of being involved in a networking group. Sure, the primary reason you’re networking is to get referrals, but you also gain access Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/vSSV7eLTMw4/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Rock The Post’s Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

  The young founders of Rock The Post have a saying: If you want something done, give it to an entrepreneur. While that may sound like something that belongs on a bumper sticker or a refrigerator magnet, it’s the driving force behind Rock The Post’s business model — helping entrepreneurs Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/YTZCXfRstJE/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented by [...]

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UAE Retail Industry Forecast to 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: UAE Retail Industry Forecast to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0968375/UAE-Retail-Industry-Forecast-to-2015.html#utm_source=prnewswireutm_medium=prutm_campaign=Retail UAE's insistence on evolution backed by the growing economy, rising purchasing power, and strong consumer confidence has shaped retail with a new Article source: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/17/4828297/uae-retail-industry-forecast-to.html By: admin

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To Find Your Next Great Business Idea, Narrow Your Focus

  When you’re just starting out in business, narrowing your target market can be difficult for fear you’ll be excluding part of your potential customer base. But if you can clearly define a market and its needs upfront, you can tailor your product or service offerings narrowly to meet that Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/XdK6h0x65GM/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Liars Go Shopping with Pants on Fire

Sorry Virginia, people sometimes lie. And, at least according to a study from the University of Sydney, retailers should consider letting shoppers who lie during a service encounter get away with it. The researchers said existing research shows us that people tell an average of one to two lies per Article source: http://www.retailwire.com/news-article/16291/liars-go-shopping-with-pants-on-fire By: admin

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A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

  In their book Sexy Little Numbers (Ogilvy Mather with Crown Business, a division of Random House Inc., 2012), Dimitri Maex and Paul B. Brown explain ways to use data analysis to help grow your business. In the edited excerpt below, they take a data-driven approach to explaining why it Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/WXiK1m2KM_E/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Building a successful business in the school of hard knocks

I've spent the last couple of weeks in planning sessions with several grocery clients in Australia and New Zealand. These clients are manufacturers and retailers alike, so we've been looking at growing both branded and retailer own-branded product. Oh, and I've also spent time with two friends who I mentor. Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/building-a-successful-business-in-the-school-of-hard-knocks.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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How I overcame the hurdles of manufacturing in China

Doing business overseas can be a daunting prospect for even the most experienced entrepreneurs, let alone a primary school teacher with no prior business experience. For Robyne Luketic, an ICT specialist teacher at a Melbourne primary school, the journey from teacher to inventor to businesswoman hasn’t always been smooth. However, Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/how-i-overcame-the-hurdles-of-manufacturing-in-china.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

Guillermo Perales, one of the largest restaurant franchisees in the U. S., isn't content to buy one or two locations in a given market. He prefers to own all of them. His Dallas-based company, Sun Holdings LLC, is doubling in size this year to nearly 400 stores, including 96 Burger Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/j1hJlGQ3boo/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses

  Kim Lavine started making microwavable pillows as gifts for her kids’ teachers in 2001, assembling them at her kitchen table in Grand Haven, Mich., using a corn kernel filling. Around the same time, her husband lost his job, prompting her to consider turning her pastime into a source of Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/o8P4weMZWWw/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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