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Picking the right venture

For many entrepreneurs, choosing which industry to enter doesn't warrant a second thought – they enter a particular market based on their experience and business idea. But for those entrepreneurs that choose to start a business simply for the challenge, it can be quite overwhelming deciding which path to choose. Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/picking-the-right-venture.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Online Retail Isn’t Always Better Retail

It has become axiomatic that brick-and-mortar retail is not a place to buy things but to look at products, then maybe benchmark prices before going online to make the purchase. But a new mystery shopper study by StellaService suggests that, at least for the $83.8 billion back-to-school season, in which Article source: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/181352/online-retail-isnt-always-better-retail.html By: admin

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5 Retail Lessons For Ecommerce Sites

Jim Stoneham is CEO of Payvment, developer of the top Facebook ecommerce platform for brands, agencies, and merchants. Follow the company @Payvment. The traditional ecommerce experience normally entails searching on Google or Amazon for the product you want, and then scanning for the cheapest deal. Or maybe it means Article source: http://mashable.com/2012/08/26/ecommerce-lessons-tips/ By: admin

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7 easy ways to get more visitors to your retail website

Any retail consultant knows that more traffic to your brick and mortar retail store means more sales. But when people ask me as a retail expert how they can attract more customers, they often forget about their website. And that is a big miss. This simple fact has left a Article source: http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/blog/8765/7-easy-ways-to-get-more-visitors-to-your-retail-website By: admin

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From zero to creative hero

Being temporarily dis-engaged from your parents as a teenager might not sound like the ideal background for a successful entrepreneur. But for Yvette Adams, it was a reality that she managed to turn into an innovative start-up business. Adams is the founder of The Creative Collective, an award-winning creative services agency Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/home-based-business/from-zero-to-creative-hero/201110074119.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Green about the time and cost of starting up

Having a clear vision is one of the most important elements of entrepreneurial success, but you have to be prepared for this plan to be muddied by the extra amount of time and money it usually involves.   Tony Hall and Nicholas Bernhardt knew exactly what they wanted to build Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/green-about-the-time-and-cost-of-starting-up.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Traditional vs online retailers: Who will win the race for growth?

Last week, Myer CEO Bernie Brookes was quoted as saying that over the coming couple of years the pure online retailers would be successively overtaken by the traditional mainstream retailers. This would be done because the traditional retailers have strong, trusted brands with significant heritage. They also have a wider Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/traditional-vs-online-retailers-who-will-win-the-race-for-growth.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Transformation lies ahead for bricks and mortar retailers

It was a busy week hearing from a wide range of retailers, brand owners and global retail industry advisers this week. The first half of the week I spent at the Retail World 2012 conference in Melbourne's amazing Convention Centre. CEOs such as Paul Zahra from DJs, Dene Rogers from Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/transformation-lies-ahead-for-bricks-and-mortar-retailers.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Finding your niche market

A great article to reinforce the power of research. My personal Mantra, Research research research   Knowing which niche market you intend to cater for is hugely important, but if you’re unsure how to target that market, your business won’t get very far. For Uri Maimon, a self-proclaimed technophile, Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/finding-your-niche-market.html By: StartUpSmart presented [...]

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The reinvention of JC Penney

I have to say, I like department stores. I always have. As a kid living in Singapore I remember walking through the imposing entrance to CK Tangs and wandering around the aisles looking at “stuff” (which often resulted in getting lost and stressing my mother). There was just so much Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/the-reinvention-of-jc-penney.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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