How to get rid of a non-shipping item in a store
Grigory Pavlov, Director Of the Association of Retail Stores, talks about how to work with illiquid product balances in a retail store, identifies the main problem points and gives advice…

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A check-list to launch your franchise
Many owners of a retail business that grows to a medium or large size are thinking about selling their own franchise. The scheme provides a lot of advantages for the…

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5 commandments of the sales Department, or how to grow strawberries
Irina Narchemashvili, financial Director of ATManagement Group, lists five rules for effective organization of the sales Department - from dividing the functions of managers and paying salaries based on the…

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procurement

How to use a promotion mix if your business is related to distribution

Yuri Pavlyuk, speaker and consultant for integrated Internet marketing, shares his experience in promoting a distribution company on social networks and using targeted advertising; explains the benefits of a promotion mix strategy
One of the main areas of my marketing activity is related to a distribution company. The peculiarity (read: complexity) of this business is not only that there is a lot of competition (especially for top vendors). Often, all distributors have almost the same prices, they are closely monitored (both “from above” and one after another) and harshly suppress dumping attempts. In addition, many advertising channels are stopped: sometimes you can’t use the vendor’s logo in the banner, and in the context, commercial keys for the product. Finally, we cannot directly influence the product itself. Continue reading

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 account, otherwise the franchisee risks being left with nothing. Yevgeny Dobrinin, commercial Director of navikom, gives recommendations on buying and running a franchise
The main difficulty is finding a suitable business area. Analyze your budget, narrow down the list of options. Think about which area of business is the most understandable and close to you. This will determine how long you will be able to conduct such activities. Then try to talk to franchisors, who will guide you on the complexity of doing business, the timing of its opening, and so on. Continue reading

Shadow purchases of state and municipal companies

Artur Kurbanov talks about the situation with procurement of state and municipal companies in Russia and gives advice to entrepreneurs on how to overcome difficulties on the way to effective participation in procurement
Unlike other developed countries, where public procurement is already a centuries-old tradition with established rules and regulations, modern Russia is still in the process of developing state and corporate procurement. And, like everything new, we inevitably go through various difficulties: from shortcomings in the legislation-to customers ‘ distrust of their viability, and participants-to the fact that the tender can be honestly won. 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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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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Can trainings “put out the fire of a business”?
Denis Sidenko talks about situations when employees and business executives really benefit from attending a variety of trainings - from time management training to team building skills - and in…

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How to create an effective presentation: 5 simple steps
Rita Komarevich talks about five steps to create a clear, stylish and effective presentation for a webinar, conference or business meeting Creating a presentation for a conference, webinar, or meeting…

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