Digitalization or death: how Russian retailers fit into the new realities of trade
Venera Shaydullina talks about the digitalization trends of electronic and offline trading, cites the 5 most promising technologies that will have a strong impact on e-commerce in the near future,…

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What is profitable for small businesses: three life hacks from an entrepreneur
Denis Martynov talks about promising niches for small business development in Russia, within which you can build an effective business today: from a variety of integrators of services and goods…

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2019 presentation design trends that will continue in 2020
Galina Goncharova tells us what trends are relevant for presentations today and, judging by the growing popularity, will remain in 2020 Your "selling" presentation will be one of the 4,000…

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“Dead season” in fitness – experience of overcoming the World Gym network

Olga Kiseleva explains how the fitness center can overcome the “dead season”, explains where to look for ideas and why you should not abuse the “hot” offers
Business in many sectors of the economy is seasonal. And if, for example, for the construction industry or the tourism sector (we do not take ski resorts), summer is the season of mass demand, emergency and lack of vacations for employees, then for the fitness industry, summer is often a dead season, when both the attendance of fitness clubs and the volume of working capital decreases. In this regard, on the one hand, the financial cushion accumulated during the autumn-winter-spring helps to level the situation. on the other hand, we try to create new products, often even at the intersection of industries, which help to level the demand. Continue reading

Comparison of direct and reverse franchises: which is more profitable?
Evgeny Dobrinin compares two types of franchises - direct and reverse, lists the advantages and disadvantages of each option and explains which one is more convenient and profitable to work…

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How I sold cookies to the Russian Army, kindergartens, and major network operators
A businesswoman from Khabarovsk bought a tiny line for the production of cookies. I found a recipe, gathered a team and cheerfully got down to business. And after a couple…

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Threat of franchise: important advice to budding franchisees
A novice franchisee may face numerous challenges and problems. Some of them are typical for all types of business, but there are also unique obstacles that should be taken into…

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Customers make calls but don’t buy: what to do?
Often, in pursuit of compliance with stringent corporate standards, we switch to the language of formal and template expressions. This is correct from the point of view of corporate culture,…

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