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Why expert advice needs to be part of the start-up recipe

You can’t start a business without a vision, but you can start a business without seeking professional advice, however risky that might be. This was the situation celebrity chef Luke Mangan found himself in when he first started out. Mangan owns and operates restaurants in Sydney, Surfer’s Paradise, Singapore and Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/why-expert-advice-needs-to-be-part-of-the-start-up-recipe.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Eclectic retailers deserve to succeed

I walked through small independent stores this week, trend spotting in advance of two friends of mine coming to Australia for speaking engagements, Howard Sanders and Paco Underhill. Both Howard and Paco founded and run companies. Howard, who is based in the United Kingdom founded and runs Echochamber, while Paco, Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/eclectic-retailers-deserve-to-succeed.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Disrupting the status quo

Launching a new concept in an unfamiliar industry often requires a thick skin, particularly if you plan on franchising your business from the get-go. When 28-year-old Nathan Cuneen started his latest venture, Blow Dry Bar, doubts were raised not only about his idea but his knowledge of hairdressing. Blow Dry Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/disrupting-the-status-quo.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Bridging the knowledge gap

Promising the world to clients can be a tempting sales strategy for start-ups, particularly in the early days when sales are scarce, but it can also backfire in a very big way. Sabir Samtani and David Easton learnt firsthand what happens when you claim to know more than you actually Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/bridging-the-knowledge-gap.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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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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