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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

top retail companies in the us  results in a big top line. Wisdom results in a big bottom line. Get out of your comfort zone. Neil's News I open my eyes to all kinds of businesses. Neil Gulati is founder and owner of The Mattress King, a Virginia retailer currently operating 21 stores with 85 employees. Neil began his business 20 years ago as Sit and Sleep, selling sofas, recliners and mattresses, with mattress accounting for the vast percentage of sales. Eleven years ago, he changed the name to The Mattress King as a response

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