Category Archives: "Retail"

22 Sep, 2017

The Spa Industry in the USA generated 16.3 billion in Revenues!!

Have you ever thought about entering the Wellness Industry?  Or are you currently in it and wondering if you should reinvest in the industry?  From these stats, it sure looks like it’s healthy and fairly recession proof. “Wellness is about making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining one’s well-being both physically and mentally. In recent years, […]

15 Nov, 2016

Clicks to Bricks… Online Retailers are Seeing the Value of a Real Live Store!

It’s great to see that not everyone is saying that all retail sales are heading online.  This article in The New York Times references that “web-influenced sales in physical stores (when a consumer researches a product on a smartphone, for instance, and then buys in a store) are expected to account for an additional $1.3 […]

17 Aug, 2015

EB-5 Immigrant Investors Program

For those of you looking to apply for a green card (become a permanent residence of the United States) and have the financial wherewithal and business background, the EB-5 program is a fabulous opportunity. The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the EB-5 Program and here’s some information about it: “Under this program, […]

27 Apr, 2015

Budget Blinds Makes List for Top 10 Home-Based Franchises!

Entrepreneur Magazine recently published their top 100 Home-Based Franchises for 2014.  Guess who made the top 10?  Budget Blinds at #8!   We know first hand that this is well-run franchise that provides franchisees plenty of flexibility, excellent training, solid marketing programs, attractive profit margins and the structure required to make the most of the […]

20 Apr, 2015

Entrepreneurship = Perseverance

I love a great story about perseverance … never giving up your dream regardless of what others think.  There are so many entrepreneurs who have similar stories.  They left the security of a regular paycheck, benefits and office friendships to explore the unknown, to go into debt, to wonder when the first sale will happen, […]

5 Dec, 2014

Don’t overlook small businesses and their economic impact

The SBA really pumps out a lot of great information about small businesses and their footprint on America.  Here is a quick run down: Right now, there are over 23 million small businesses accounting for 54% of all U.S. sales! These small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs […]

1 Dec, 2014

Interesting article about how businesses must meet customers needs “any time, any where”….

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/marketing_sales/digitizing_the_consumer_decision_journey