Well-written with numerous real life experiences and sound advice, Budden's book will help retail store executives better understand shoplifting's enormous financial hazards to their businesses. Budden uses real life cases to show what executives and managers can and cannot do in their efforts to apprehend, detain, and prosecute shoplifters. They will also find up-to-date advice on using civil recovery laws and information about what is being done to make shoplifters pay for their crimes. Budden makes clear that to gain maximum benefit from both merchant protection statutes and civil recovery laws, retail store executives must understand how such legal measures work and how best to apply them to reduce inventory shrinkage. These retail professionals will find Budden's book a useful guide for developing their own safe, workable protection plans.
MICHAEL CRAIG BUDDEN, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Business, Southeastern Louisiana University. In addition to many publications in a variety of journals, he has written Protecting Trade Secrets Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Practical Advice for Executives (Quorum, 1996).
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.
This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of retailing. Anyone should study this superb manual to investigate the opportunities of opening a retail store. If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind retail looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, contracts, worksheets, and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations. There are plans, layouts, and dozens of other valuable, time saving tools of the trade that every entrepreneur should have. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty. Discover how to:Launch a successful independent retail business Create a Web site that shines Connect with customers and increase sales Handle legal and accounting issues Design stores that really work Practice the 10 keys to retail selling Use management practices proven in the trenches Make visual merchandising work for you
Make your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies!
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Losses to organizations through trade secret misappropriations cost billions of dollars annually. No industry is immune. Trade secrets take many forms; recipes, formulas, customer lists, market research results, proprietary processes, and product development secrets are a few examples. Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, however, companies that have created plans and procedures to guard against such losses before they occur can now seek injunctive relief and collect monetary awards for damages. Dr. Budden introduces readers to the Act and the jurisdictions that have adopted it, and then explains what executives must do to create the necessary precondition of establishing a climate of confidentiality, including the use of non-compete covenants, and nondisclosure and noncompetition contracts. He goes on to lay out the sort of information that must be protected and how to appraise its value and the nature of its secrecy. Following up with advice on developing a plan of action to protect trade secrets, he concludes with a thoughtful discussion of the legal avenues and alternatives that executives can take and an outline of all the trade secrets protections the Act makes available.
But there is one retailer that not only has remained consistent in the fluctuating?even tenuous?market, but also has grown in the process.
More Than a Hobby takes you inside the story of David Green, the man who built the phenomenal success of Hobby Lobby. Green went beyond surviving in a competitive retail market to thriving, ultimately expanding his $600 start-up company into a $1.3 billion per-year enterprise.
Green’s incredible accomplishments were based not on business-school theory but on his grassroots experiences as a store manager and his creative application of cutting edge ideas, including:Allow managers to spend no more than thirty minutes per day on paperwork Instead of paying a middleman, assemble as much of the product as possible in-house Give buyers the freedom to purchase without restraint—but within the realm of common sense Keep God and family first
More Than a Hobby is a practical field manual, filled with revolutionary ideas for all those who dream of success in the world of retail business.
In Priceless, the bestselling author William Poundstone reveals the hidden psychology of value. In psychological experiments, people are unable to estimate "fair" prices accurately and are strongly influenced by the unconscious, irrational, and politically incorrect. It hasn't taken long for marketers to apply these findings. "Price consultants" advise retailers on how to convince consumers to pay more for less, and negotiation coaches offer similar advice for businesspeople cutting deals. The new psychology of price dictates the design of price tags, menus, rebates, "sale" ads, cell phone plans, supermarket aisles, real estate offers, wage packages, tort demands, and corporate buyouts. Prices are the most pervasive hidden persuaders of all. Rooted in the emerging field of behavioral decision theory, Priceless should prove indispensable to anyone who negotiates.