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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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Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

  There are plenty of books and consultants dispensing advice about how retailers should and should not be designing their stores. But don't take everything you hear and read as gospel. "It pays to make an effort to break from the norm," says Debi Ward Kennedy, an Orange, Calif.-based retail Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/ad_5x9lTFrU/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Study: Big Data Remains Work in Progress

According to a survey, 60 percent of retailers are initiating strategies aimed at harnessing the power of 'Big Data,' but little progress has been made and the understanding of its impact remains low. The "State of the Industry Research Series: Big Data in Retail" from Edgell Knowledge Network (EKN) was Article source: http://www.retailwire.com/news-article/16276/study-big-data-remains-work-in-progress By: admin

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Small Business Reading Guide

  We know, we know. Reading for fun isn’t exactly part of most business owners’ daily routines. But making time to check out some of the year’s most popular business books can be a great way to balance pleasure with productivity. Sure, staying on top of the latest business trends Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/wOybqLfeEkQ/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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Spotlight: Justins Nut Butter’s Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Editor's Note: Each year, we honor a top entrepreneur in our annual Entrepreneur contest. Meet the finalists in the running for Entrepreneur of 2012 and vote for your favorite to win. Here, a look at Justin Gold, founder of Justin's Nut Butter. Justin Gold’s squeeze-it nut butter packets have Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/9br26iTw8MI/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

  Necessity may indeed be the mother of invention. Sometimes, though, an actual mother is the necessity — for the inventor at least. That’s the case for Carter Kostler, a 14-year-old ninth-grader from Virginia Beach, Va., whose parents invested time, research and personal funds to make his vision a reality. Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/rfUBf85p4Xs/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur [...]

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5 Things Startups Can Learn From ‘Great American Food Truck Race’

Every new small business that an entrepreneur starts faces daunting challenges. If you'd like to see them all summed up in a single hour, consider tuning in to Great American Food Truck Race, the popular Food Network show that recently kicked off its third season. Hosted by celebrity chef Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/oEaWingD5yA/story01.htm By: Entrepreneur presented [...]

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