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The Specialty Shop: How to Create Your Own Unique and Profitable Retail Business
Dorothy FinellThis is a lively, informative guide to starting and running a specialty shop - a small retail shop carrying a particular type of merchandise and with only a few employees (sometimes only the owner). Dorothy Finell covers more than 100 niche categories and gives specific examples of 37 successful shops in the US, UK, Australia, Italy, and France. She personally visited all 37 and gives advice from their owners based on her interviews. Shops include bakeries, gift shops, apparel, toys, china, linens, hats, dolls, candles, coffee, tea, books - even a papier mache shop specializing in masks (Venice, Italy).The examples were chosen because the author considers them "fascinating, imaginative, creative shops with a remarkable ambience." In addition to the vignettes, the author provides practical information on key business needs, e.g., pre-planning, decor and display, finances, customer service, marketing, community relations. The appendices include lists of major trade and gift shows, e-commerce sites, and a resource guide to the 37 profiled shops. It also includes many photos.
Start Your Own Successful Retail Business (Start Your Own Retail Business)
Jan Kingaard and Entrepreneur PressOpen the Store of Your Dreams In every community, large or small, you're likely to see a variety of stores: clothing boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, specialty food shops, hardware stores... Their inventory may be totally different, but the steps involved in running them are much the same.Experts take the mystery out of success and show you how to: Select merchandise that will fly off shelves Desig your store to welcome customers and encourage purchases Run day-to-day operations, from running the cash register to computing daily profits Track inventory and prevent theft Hire great employees and train them to provide stellar customer service Set prices to maximize profits And more!
From Kitchen to Market: Selling Your Gourmet Food Specialty (Sell Your Specialty Food: Market, Distribute & Profit from Your Kitchen Creation)
Stephen HallGrab a slice of the $39 billion specialty food pie with this updated, ultimate resource for gourmet food entrepreneurs. The specialty food industry is THE proven vehicle for entry-level food distribution in the United States. Retail sales of specialty foods averaging an annual growth rate of more than 7 percent presents, to some, a great opportunity—to others, a formidable challenge. Your ability to make your mark in the industry, establish your independence, achieve success, and acquire wealth depends on how effectively you prepare, according to Stephen Hall, a long-recognized specialty food marketing professional. In From Kitchen to Market: Selling Your Gourmet Food Specialty, Hall outlines every food marketing opportunity and then supports entrepreneurial action with detailed guidance. Whether you own your own business or you are thinking about starting one, From Kitchen to Market will show you how to: •Identify a winning product and its most appropriate markets. •Get your product ready to market. •Advertise, promote, and sell your product. •Create your own success niche. •Professionalize your business. Also included is updated information about the role of the Internet, health and organic food markets, the latest government regulations and technological advances, and contact information for dozens of valuable resources.
So You Want To Own The Store : Secrets to Running a Successful Retail Operation
Mort Brown and Thomas TillingIn the highly competitive retail world, the small-business owner needs pragmatic, current, down-to-earth advice to be successful. So You Want to Own the Store is a comprehensive handbook that provides step-by-step help for the prospective shopkeeper or home-based retail-business owner. Included are helpful hints from experiences store owners about every aspect of the business: choosing a location, defining store policies, training personnel, ordering, pricing, and displaying merchandise--even negotiating with the bank.
Retail Buying: From Basics to Fashion (3rd Edition)
Richard ClodfelterWith an emphasis on developing a strategy for buying, this comprehensive book gives students the skills they ll need to become successful buyers in all retail areas. Its simple and straightforward approach presents students with step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a sixmonth merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts. Ample activities give students the opportunity to apply these skills as they would in a professional environment. This new edition offers expanded coverage of the use of technology for retail buying and working with foreign markets. The companion text, Making Buying Decisions: Using The Computer as a Tool furthers the connection between retail buying strategies and merchandise math.
How and Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay: Insider Information You Need to Know from the Experts Who Do It Every Day
Dan W. BlacharskiEntrepreneurs in record numbers are setting up shop on eBay, according to a new survey conducted for eBay by ACNielsen Media Research International. More than 724,000 Americans report that eBay is their primary or secondary source of income. In addition to these professional eBay sellers, another 1.5 million individuals say they supplement their income by selling on eBay, according to the July 2005 survey. In the last six months of 2005, eBay members in the United States sold merchandise worth approximately $10.6 billion. As you can see, finding the customers is not a problem locating quality items to sell, is the challenge. So what do you do when you are done cleaning out your closet and attics? Where do you find the merchandise you need to sell on eBay? That s precisely what this new book is about: where to find products that you can buy for a few cents on the dollar and resell for massive profits! This book is intended for online sellers who want to build a business that can be increased over time by selling primarily new merchandise in quantity. You will be provided detailed insider information on: wholesalers, drop shippers, auctions, closeouts, discontinued merchandise, overstocks, salvage items, surplus merchandise, below wholesale products, customer returns, wholesale trade shows, suppliers, liquidators, close out firms, foreign and domestic manufacturers, and places to look in your area. In short you will learn to become a product sourcing pro and make money on eBay with products including: clothing, mixed lots, electronics, tools, furniture, general mixed merchandise, domestics, housewares, antiques, books, shoes, jewelry, toys, gifts, sporting goods, hardware, and much more.
Historic Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog Plant (IL) (Images of America)
John OharenkoLocated on the site of the original Sears Tower, the historic Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog plant is one of the nation's most unique landmarks. Representing American ingenuity at its best, Richard Sears and Julius Rosenwald combined technology, commerce, and social science with bricks and mortar to build "the World's Largest Store" on Chicago's West Side. Completed in 1906, the plant housed nearly every conceivable product of the time: clothing, jewelry, furniture, appliances, tools, and more. The complex employed 20,000 people, and merchandise orders were processed and delivered by rail--within the same day. During the first two decades of the 20th century, almost half of America's families shopped the over 300 million catalogs published in that era. WLS (World's Largest Store) Radio broadcasted the Gene Autrey show from the top of the tower, and the first Sears retail store opened here on Homan Avenue and Arthington Street. In 1974, Sears moved to the current Sears Tower. Thanks to many individuals who fought to save these architecturally and historically important treasures, the administration building, the original Sears Tower, the catalog press-laboratory building, and the powerhouse remain today. There are currently plans for redeveloping these buildings into housing, office, and retail space. A new Homan Square Community Center stands on the site of the merchandise building.
Titanium eBay, 2nd Edition: A Tactical Guide to Becoming a Millionaire Powerseller
Skip McGrathHow to make it to the online big time! Titanium eBay® is for everyone who aspires to reach the highest level of success within eBay®, whether they?ve been selling for years or whether they?re just starting out but have ambitious plans for their business. With 60 chapters that leave no stone unturned, this is truly the business bible for eBay® PowerSellers. ? eBay® ended 2007 with over $8.7 billion in gross merchandise sales ? There are 212 million global registered eBay® users operating across 23 international eBay® sites?twice as many as in 2004 ? There are approximately 720,000 PowerSellers on eBay® who make a living selling merchandise through eBay®.
Start Your Own Specialty Travel & Tour Business (Start Your Own Specialty Travel & Tour Business)
Rob Adams and Terry AdamsIf you're looking for a business loaded with adventure, you've found it. Imagine exploring the pristine wilderness of Alaska, paddling down the Amazon River, or scuba diving Australia's Great Barrier Reef-and getting paid for it! That's the kind off excitement that awaits you in the specialty travel industry. Unlike traditional travel agencies, you'll focus on specialty tour packages that offer travelers truly unique experiences ranging from white-water rafting to wildlife safaris to tours of gourmet restaurants. The key to success in this business is finding your niche and creating unusual tour packages that will intrigue and excite. This step-by-step guide tells you everything you need to know, including: Start-up costs and how to find financing Tips for making your tours different and better than the competition How to find top-notch guides Surefire techniques for marketing your services Valuable advice and suggestions form successful specialty travel professionals You also get useful sample forms, a glossary, additional resources, plus step-by-step instructions, checklists and work sheets to guide you through each step of the start-up process and help you get started making your dream of owning your own business come true.
Specialty Shop Retailing: Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Store
Carol L. SchroederUnlike other books on retailing, Specialty Shop Retailingis aimed at the reader who has a dream of opening a store, but little background in this type of business. The book takes into account the fact that their motivation is often not primarily monetary, but rather the intangible benefits of creating your own business and working with people and products that you love. This new and improved 3rd edition includes material about selling on the Internet, including eBay storefronts; online marketing and customer service improvements; and changes in the retailing field, such as competing with big box retailers and the demise of the sales rep system.

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