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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

car dealer financing  pricing, causing the traditional car buying dynamic to be turned on its head, negotiating up from dealer invoice rather than down from sticker. A store staff has to be more knowledgeable in order to provide the service necessary to close the sale, or the customer will walk in favor of a better deal elsewhere. Price transparency is becoming totally possible because of the web, said one consultant. Where I used to either watch ads or drive to different stores to compare prices, now I can do it in an

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car dealer financing  Best Practices in Printer Fleet Management How do companies address the out-of-control costs associated with network printing? Many look to control them by outsourcing their managed printer services. The transition from basic dealer services to a holistic approach—where the dealer manages the print services for the entire organization—has its challenges. With printer fleet management tools, companies gain a competitive advantage and save on printing costs. Read More

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car dealer financing  experiencing tremendous pressure from car manufacturers with regards to quality and compliance with world-level standards in manufacturing and logistics business processes. This is quite a painful process overall that is quite well suited to the advantages that ERP software can provide; adopting a world-class ERP system would allow managing a company according to global manufacturing standards of the industry. This was exactly the case with Saturno-TP. Being a conveyor supplier for multiple brands such Read More

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