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Ronald L. Bond

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From Ronald L. Bond

Ronald L. Bond has more than 30 years' experience as a CEO, small-business owner, manager and consultant. He and his wife, Susie, have successfully started and operated three retail gift stores and a bed and breakfast. He is the author of Retail in Detail, Fifth Edition (Entrepreneur Press, 2013). He's based in Bella Vista, Ariz.

7 Recent Stories

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
December 12, 2013 in Location
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

With hundreds or even thousands of different items in stock, you'd best put a strong program in place that tracks critical information for you.
November 14, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

Before your grand opening, take time to formulate your operating policies. These guidelines will help you decide just what rules to put in place.
October 9, 2013 in Retail Center
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

Do small retailers really stand a chance online? Take these issues into consideration before jumping into ecommerce.
September 11, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

The best place to purchase stock for your retail store is most likely at regional market centers. Find out how to work these wholesale showrooms.
August 15, 2013 in Retail Center

Finding the Right Price for Your Retail Products

Most retailers use a 50 percent markup, but be certain you calculate yours correctly.
May 25, 2008 in Management & Operations

5 Fatal Mistakes for Small Retailing

Increase your odds of success by avoiding these potential pitfalls.
May 1, 2008 in Management & Operations