A Shop of One's Own: Women Who Turned the Dream Into Reality

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Hearst Books, 2004 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Whether flowers are your fancy, hats your madness, or paper your passion, you can open a store selling the things you love. Victoria introduces a group of women entrepreneurs who, with perseverance and big dreams, created a rewarding niche in the retail market. Their triumphs and failures, practical advice, and insider secrets provide invaluable lessons for fledgling shop owners. Here’s just the right advice to take you from establishing credit to choosing a space to developing a solid partnership with vendors. Find creative and inviting ideas for displaying your wares so customers will linger longer, and smart ways to get the biggest bang out of your advertising dollars. The profiles of shop owners will offer inspiration and provide invaluable role models.
 

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
29
PART
118
PA R T T H R E
170
5 Business Directory
219
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Rachel Epstein has been a queer parenting activist, educator, and researcher for close to twenty years and coordinates the LGBTQ Parenting Network at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She has published on a wide range of queer parenting issues, including assisted human reproduction, queer spawn in schools, butch pregnancy, and the tensions between queer sexuality, radicalism, and parenting. Rachel is the 2008 winner of the Steinert Ferreiro Award (Community One Foundation), recognizing her leadership and pivotal contributions towards the support, recognition, and inclusion of queer parents and their children in Canada.

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