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Start and Run a Retail Business
Jim Dion and Ted ToppingThe retail industry is full of lucrative opportunities for the entrepreneur who can tap into niche markets. This guide shows you how.
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.
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.
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!
The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship Case Studies (The Portable MBA Series)
The crucial link between theory and practiceIn The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship Case Studies you'll meet people who have used the business theories and practices presented in The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship to start and run their own entrepreneurial ventures. You'll get a real sense of what it takes to conceive, develop, finance, and operate a business, and how particular elements, such as business plans and financial forecasts, function in the real world. These case studies cover a broad variety of service and product industries: retail, wholesale, mail order, and Internet. You'll discover the trials and rewards of starting a travel agency, launching a new glass-cleaning product, setting up a fashion Web site, and selling women's hosiery through direct mail. Other studies cover ventures in the computer industry, the restaurant business, automobile service franchising, and business consulting.Each case study is illustrated with exhibits --financial statements, business plans, sample contracts, and more --and many are supplemented with end-of-chapter questions that help you analyze the viability of each entrepreneurial venture and test your ability to respond to the challenges you'll face in pursuit of your own entrepreneurial dreams.
Retail Business Kit For Dummies
Rick SegelWhether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop.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 businessCreate a Web site that shinesConnect with customers and increase salesHandle legal and accounting issuesDesign stores that really workPractice the 10 keys to retail sellingUse management practices proven in the trenchesMake visual merchandising work for youMake your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.
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.
Retail in Detail
Ronald BondIf Retailing Is Your Dream, This Is the Guide To Help You Reach It Knowing that your success depends on the details, experienced retail entrepreneur Ronald L. Bond leaves no question unanswered when it comes to reaching your dream of starting and running your own retail business. Bond provides comprehensive, step-by-step instructions, from planning the launch of your business to running your new venture. Learn how to: Budget for startup and establish a financial plan Select the ultimate location and develop your brand image Select, price and market your product Manage inventory to decrease expenses Keep your business up-to-date and competitive in the electronic age Meet legal and regulatory requirements Manage your daily operations Sparing you the trial and error that comes with starting a retail business from scratch, Bond shares firsthand experiences, lessons learned, and informative anecdotes that have helped thousands of aspiring retail entrepreneurs just like you! “…Bond offers convenience and genuine value to readers looking for a concise and thorough introduction to the retail enterprise…Realism and pragmatism are the shining virtues of Retail in Detail.” - Evelyn Lager, ASD/AMD Trade News Snipe: Practical worksheets, budgeting guides and up-to-date costs and industry information included inside!
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.
The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store: All you need to get started and succeed in your own retail adventure (Everything (Business & Personal Finance))
Dan Ramsey and Judy RamseyWhat are my start-up costs? How much will my store make? Should I sell online? How can I compete with larger stores?If you've ever considered owning a store but don't know where to start, The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store is perfect for you. This resource will help you recognize the importance of an independent retail store in community life and the opportunities it offers for a rewarding lifestyle. This comprehensive guide shows you how to:Spot and capitalize on small retailer trendsConduct your own market analysisResearch and select the most appropriate retailing softwareRun your business day to dayAttract customers with effective advertisingMake the leap to online sellingThis helpful handbook offers practical advice on retail store planning and management with valuable guidelines and real-world examples that can make the difference between your store's success and failure. This guide provides all the tools you need to run a store that your customers--and you--will enjoy for many years to come!

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