"Whether you are already running your own retail business or thinking about becoming an independent retailer, there are some important tricks of the trade you need to know and probably don't," says Joanna Bradshaw author of "Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper: How Your Independent Shop Can Compete with the Big Guys" (published by iUniverse).
No matter what the size or stage of the business, there is much to be learned that will increase growth and profitability. The author walks readers through the elements of a proper foundation for a store and gives invaluable guidance in mastering the skills for making it more successful. Within the pages of "Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper" readers will learn how to:
- create a successful business plan
- develop and convey a mission statement
- harness their strengths to achieve a competitive advantage
- refine and differentiate their products and store
- utilize tools like the P&L statement, Six Month and Open-to-Buy plans
- use innovative cost-effective ways, including the Internet, to promote their business.
"This easy-to-understand guide is filled with practical information and keen insights distilled from decades of experience in all types of retail venues: department stores, specialty stores, outlets, and big-box retailers," explains Bradshaw.
"Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper" By Joanna Bradshaw
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475941395
Soft cover | 6 x 9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475941401
E-Book | 254 pages | ISBN 9781475941388
Available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Joanna "Jody" Bradshaw is the author of "Jody", which chronicles her 45-year career as a senior retailing executive at Bloomingdale's and Macy's and her entrepreneurial experiences as cofounder and president of HØME Ltd. She lives in Fort Lee, N.J. where she consults and writes.
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