Starting Your Retail Biz in a Flea Market

Most street fairs and markets have a very low barrier to entry: You’ll need transit, a table, a tent (for outdoor markets), a cash box and the ability to contribute a small booth rental fee to the market’s organizer (usually $25 to $50 for small communities and $75-$125 for urban fairs).


Inventors, Pick Your Industry

Nothing beats “mailbox money” when it comes to boosting your bottom line.

How to Attract New Customers (and Keep Old Ones)

No matter what area of business you are in, if you don’t have customers than your business will eventually fail.


How To Sell A $1 Snow Globe For $59

The founders of the website Significantobjects.com, a site devoted to quantifying the bottom-line power of story at a product level, say, “Stories are such a powerful driver…that their effect on any given [product's] subjective value can be measured objectively.” The website is home to an experiment that goes like this: the founders buy thrift store, garage sale, and flea market products, always cheap, no more than a couple dollars at most.


Sales Karma

Salesmen of the right calibre were and still are able to generate strong sales.


How to Sell Baseball Bats

Like a fashion designer who gives Oscar-bound starlets free gowns, a bat salesman hands out free wares, eating the $70-to-$120 cost of a high-quality bat.


Could You Sell Unassembled Snowmen?

Sometimes finding a business to start requires that you turn conventional wisdom on it's head.


Sidewalk Entrepreneurs Have Grown Up

Michael Orobona, a restaurant consultant who celebrated his 40th birthday this month, has been setting up a table outside his apartment on Union Street near Fifth Avenue every weekend this summer.


How to Sell to Big Grocery Stores

Here are seven steps for getting your product into a big groccery store like Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart, Kroger or Publix.

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