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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

sales per square foot  Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. Small business is where much innovation occurs. That's where so much opportunity can still be found. Small business is often where the American dream is born and grows into America's greatest retail success stores. It's where America's pioneering spirit demonstrates itself every day. Small independent business is as American as baseball and apple pie. It is an important part of our way of life, our

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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