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OPEN THE STORE OF YOUR DREAMS: START YOUR OWN RETAIL BUSINESS

Retail is one of the fastest-growing—and fastest-changing—segments of the economy. Apps, pop-up shops, and online shopping have made it easier to reach, interact with, sell to, and gain loyal customers. Making this the perfect time for eager entrepreneurs, like you, to stop dreaming and start selling.

Whether you’re interested in opening a storefront, online shop, or portable kiosk, this detailed guide will help you decide if retail is right for you. Supported by practicing entrepreneurs and experts, you will understand what it takes to open a business, common mistakes to avoid, and how to keep your retail enterprise running successfully.

Learn how to:
Choose the right retail niche
Spot and capitalize on consumer trends
Select merchandise that flies off the shelves
Set prices that maximize profits
Promote your business, products, and gain loyal customers using Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media and online marketing tools
Hire a staff that will help you succeed

Plus, gain priceless tips, tricks, and insight from successful retailers who share hard-won
advice and cautionary notes.

Everything you need to open and run your store is in your hands—get started today!
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For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur Media has been setting the course for small business success. From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners trust the Entrepreneur Media family—Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Entrepreneur Press, EntrepreneurEnEspanol.com, and our industry partners—to point them in the right direction. The Entrepreneur Media family is regarded as a beacon within the small to midsized business community, providing outstanding content, fresh opportunities, and innovative ways to push publishing, small business, and entrepreneurship forward.

Ciree Linsenman is a freelance journalist and author based in Bend, OR.
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Publisher
Entrepreneur Press
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Published on
Jun 22, 2015
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Pages
282
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ISBN
9781613083123
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Business & Economics / Industries / Retailing
Business & Economics / Personal Success
Business & Economics / Small Business
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This manual delivers hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother, increase performance, shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, seasoned retailers will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost-cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be applied easily to their operations.

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