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Microenterprises are Reaching New Markets with Craft Entrepreneurship»

Micro-entrepreneurship is on the rise in the US, especially with the help of technology-focused companies that are creating platforms that enable the micro-entrepreneur to sell products and services directly to consumers.

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Could Your Business Benefit from Using a Fulfillment Center?»

Retail businesses usually have storage rooms to accommodate an increase in merchandise, but may not be prepared to grow the business by square footage (due to long-term leases, high rent costs, etc.). Home-based businesses or selling online might require additional space as well (especially if the garage and storage units are full), but cannot handle the increasing costs of rent, staff and shipping. So what is the answer for moving the merchandise (which is necessary to increase cash flow) without breaking the pocket book? The answer may lie is a simple notion of outsourcing shipping, packaging, and warehousing via fulfillment centers.