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Retailers Go To School


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Opening a fashion-oriented retail store takes more than good taste and a sense of style. To help new and would-be fashion retailers get over the hurdles, the Dallas Market Center has created a "university" offering a series of seminars as well as a traveling educational program.

The start-up seminars, usually held the first Monday of the month at the Dallas Market Center, give participants a two-hour crash course on what it takes to launch a successful retail store. Subjects include market feasibility, cash flow, location and business financing.

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