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Posts from May, 2017

  • Why Are People Leaving Corporate America to Start Their Own Business? In 2014 and 2015 the overall entrepreneur rate rose, and there was also a projected entrepreneurial boom for the U.S. last year. This rise in Americans venturing out on their own in business is one that has been gaining steady momentum for decades. In fact, since 1982 the ... Continue Reading
  • Why Customer Experience Is So Important in the Resale Industry There is no question that customers of resale clothing stores like Plato’s Closet® and Style Encore® appreciate a good bargain, but that is only one of the reasons they keep coming back. In the resale industry especially, shoppers are not only interested in affordable ... Continue Reading
  • The Growth of Women-Owned Businesses These days, an increasing number of women are choosing entrepreneurship over traditional careers in the corporate world. In fact, since 1997 women-owned businesses have increased 59 percent, with revenues of women-owned businesses increasing 63 percent. While each woman may ... Continue Reading
  • Plato's Closet Opens in Calgary Cynthia and Claus Wittiger are the proud new owners of Plato's Closet in Calgary Northeast, Alberta, Canada. This is the second store in the Calgary area and the fourth in Alberta. The couple started stocking up their 3500 square foot store in early March and couldn't wait ... Continue Reading
  • Are Millennials the Future of Franchising? Millennials today are pursuing entrepreneurship in higher numbers than their predecessors. This group of individuals ranging in age from 20 to 35 years old is starting more companies and targeting higher profits than the boomer generation before them. They are also ... Continue Reading
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