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My name is Martin Bower and I’ve been in the retail industry for over 30 years. I created this blog to share my passion and insights. The Internet didn’t exist when I started so I share the lessons learned along the way to help “pass it on” and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Cannabis Industry Business Opportunities 2021
Cannabis Industry Business Opportunities 2021

The cannabis industry has taken off in recent years with lots of interest by consumers and even more so by entrepreneurs, who are finally able to turn their passion for pot into a legitimate business.…

How to Increase Unexpected Purchases in Your Store
How to Increase Unexpected Purchases in Your Store

Unexpected purchases are often the items that add the most profitability to your retail store. If you rely on only purchases backed by careful calculations and analytics, a lot of opportunities to mak…

7 Tips to Negotiate a Better Retail Store Lease
7 Tips to Negotiate a Better Retail Store Lease

Commercial leases tend to get pretty complicated, and there are many details to keep in mind when trying to negotiate a better price. From the flexibility of choosing to make a deal with an independen…

How to Choose The Best Email Marketing System For Your Business
How to Choose The Best Email Marketing System For Your Business

Email marketing is one of the most essential initiatives for promoting a retail business, regardless of whether your store is online or brick and mortar. There’s no better way to regularly communica…

6 Ways to Optimize Small Business Cashflow During a Crisis
6 Ways to Optimize Small Business Cashflow During a Crisis

Cashflow problems arise when a business has more outgoing expenses than they have profit flying in. This is a common issue when crises like COVID-19 strike the world. In some industries cashflow probl…

5 Tips for Effective Retail Store Design
5 Tips for Effective Retail Store Design

In order to be successful, retail stores have to focus heavily on providing the right visual cues for customers and attracting prospects’ attention to the most important items set up for sale.Th…

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