Retail is changing forever. And small businesses lead the way.
A family business is usually not easy.
Mount Ephraim, New Jersey: In this episode of the show we go to Main Street America (just outside Philadelphia) to look at a classic family business, one that exists in most communities in America but seems to be threatened by new distribution systems and mega-stores like Lowe's and Home Depot. Talk about pressure... Yet, these small businesses may actually thrive in our fast-paced, ever-changing business culture. Best practices is what they do.
To prepare to buy All Brand from their father, Rick had his own supply company in another territory and Jeff worked for others.
Inventions stir economies
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Retail is becoming more personal, more educational, and more like one's club.
Some of the Big Box Retailers are doing a lot right. Surely Nordstrom redefined customer service for everyone. Yet the small businesses of the world give us texture, personality, uniqueness, and choices. Small business can win because the future of retail is personalization, education, and community. Visit these examples to see genius at work. More...
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