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The Myth of the Business Plan

I’m not real big on business plans. When I bought my first business, my accountant, attorney, banker, college professors and…

Gauging New Store Potential

“If you build it they will come.” This frequently mis-quoted line from W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel “Shoeless Joe” has become…

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2015 Sellers Choice Awards for Best Online Selling Platform

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From the very first televised Academy Awards show on March 19, 1953, Americans have been enthralled by awards shows. The Academy Awards brouhaha has completed its 87th presentation and still draws a huge audience. This year we will further be exposed to award shows for film, television, theatre, several genres of music and a relative newcomer, the “Webbies.” Corporations, professional and media organizations have jumped on the “awards” bandwagon and hold annual dinner events to praise their own. I stopped watching such shows more than two decades ago; I became weary of all the mutual glorification that occurs. There is one annual award presentation that I look forward to every year, though. This particular awards presentation helps me run my…

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Gauging New Store Potential

A rusty old retro arrow sign with the text Antique shop

“If you build it they will come.” This frequently mis-quoted line from W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel “Shoeless Joe” has become a popular rallying cry among entrepreneurs who want to start-up an antique or consignment store. (The actual quote is “If you build it he will…

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