The Aisles Have Eyes : How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power (ebook)

Author: Joseph Turow By one expert’s prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives’ drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they … Read more

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Specialty Retail & Gourmet Foods Shop (ebook)

Authors: Douglas Brown and Sharon Fullen The $20 billion gourmet market is nearly recession-proof. In fact, experts indicate that gourmet products actually do better in uncertain times like these as consumers seek out affordable luxuries. If you plan to open a specialty retail store, or perhaps a small store inside an existing retail space then … Read more

Online retailer Nasty Gal files for bankruptcy hours after founder’s talk on business success in Melbourne

“US online retailer Nasty Gal said it will file for bankruptcy protection just hours after founder and high profile entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso addressed a packed auditorium in Melbourne to share the secrets to her business’s success. On Thursday Recode reported the $US100 million ($131 million) retailer was preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the equivalent … Read more

Start Your Own Specialty Food Business : Your Step-By-Step Startup Guide to Success (ebook)


Author: Cheryl Kimball Fueled by growing consumer demand for new tastes, cleaner ingredients, health benefits, and more convenient ways to shop and eat, the business of specialty food is taking off at full speed. This step-by-step guide arms entrepreneurial foodies like yourself with an industry overview, the hottest trends, important research and statistics, and insight … Read more

Social selling : techniques to influence buyers and changemakers (book)


Authors: Tim Hughes and Matt Reynolds As the digital landscape has changed buyers’ habits it’s increasingly difficult to reach them early enough in their decision-making process using traditional sales methods. Developing relationships with decision-makers through social networks has become an increasingly critical skill – enabling sales professionals to engage early on and ‘hack’ the buying … Read more

#Girlboss (book)


Author: Sophia Amoruso The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion – it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By age twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school – a … Read more