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Postby khorhc » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:19 am

Dear Grace,

May be you can try Flea Market for start to get your customers base and with low rent of couse in low crown too but if you have PVCA you will get what you want to start with low risk business and high return when you success.

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John

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Postby AdamC » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 3:37 am

yeah man! follow Nike motto - just do it! :D

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Postby gracelynn » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 8:13 pm

khorhc wrote:Dear Grace,

May be you can try Flea Market for start to get your customers base and with low rent of couse in low crown too but if you have PVCA you will get what you want to start with low risk business and high return when you success.

Regards
John


hi john

"low crown" - "pVCA" what does it mean? lost you there.

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Re: re: pushcarts

Postby gracelynn » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 9:01 pm

madlysane wrote:
gracelynn wrote:
AdamC wrote:Psychology plays a part. Bigger size ladies tend to be more inferior when it comes to fashion or choosing of clothes. so in term of push cart... hmm.. :D

a close door concept might sound better :oops:


well true...but how do one get word out for a close door concept...the idea of a pushcart is that it's usually in busy areas where there are more 'eyes'. a close door concept would mean advertising...and where do one advertise?

the mainstream papers are too expensive for a small biz, there are expats mags..but which are the ones that is most widely read? not to mention cost.

of course, the alternative is to stand is MRT stations in orchard area and distribute flyers - then there is manpower as well as printing costs.



Having so much discussions, u r still back to square one. In my opinion, paid advertisements and traditional marketings are out, unless u have the exce$$ $$ to burn.

Pls try to understand the mentality of your targeted customer groups. For certain groups, u can learn to exploit the Internet and technology, and use methods of viral marketing.

Very importantly, get down to try / do it instead of hanging on and hesitating. Approach someone if u must.


viral marketing? that doesn't sound good, like to elaborate on that? there are limitations to internet marketing as well - and of course not all internet marketing is free.

i am weighing the options now, will make a decision soon.

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Re: re: pushcarts

Postby AdamC » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 4:45 am

gracelynn wrote:
madlysane wrote:
gracelynn wrote:
AdamC wrote:Psychology plays a part. Bigger size ladies tend to be more inferior when it comes to fashion or choosing of clothes. so in term of push cart... hmm.. :D

a close door concept might sound better :oops:


well true...but how do one get word out for a close door concept...the idea of a pushcart is that it's usually in busy areas where there are more 'eyes'. a close door concept would mean advertising...and where do one advertise?

the mainstream papers are too expensive for a small biz, there are expats mags..but which are the ones that is most widely read? not to mention cost.

of course, the alternative is to stand is MRT stations in orchard area and distribute flyers - then there is manpower as well as printing costs.



Having so much discussions, u r still back to square one. In my opinion, paid advertisements and traditional marketings are out, unless u have the exce$$ $$ to burn.

Pls try to understand the mentality of your targeted customer groups. For certain groups, u can learn to exploit the Internet and technology, and use methods of viral marketing.

Very importantly, get down to try / do it instead of hanging on and hesitating. Approach someone if u must.


viral marketing? that doesn't sound good, like to elaborate on that? there are limitations to internet marketing as well - and of course not all internet marketing is free.

i am weighing the options now, will make a decision soon.


hi grace, how's the progress?

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Postby dezfontz » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 9:45 am

Pleae allow me to share my opinion of this one.

There might be many others whom have ventured into this sort of business before and they did not make it. But it doesn't meant that all whoever is going into the same trade would fail right ?

You will never know untill you try. But I think, success rate would be higher if one does proper think through and planning.

Pushcarts business do see some success too. Perhaps it really depends what you sell is what many people are interested in buying. :)

Basic supply and demand theory. ?

Why sell something that no one wants ?

Competitors is also another point of considerations.

But it can be a good idea if an area sells hot stuffs. you sell something that compliment and not compete directly with this sellers :)

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Postby khorhc » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 5:28 pm

gracelynn wrote:
khorhc wrote:Dear Grace,


hi john

"low crown" - "pVCA" what does it mean? lost you there.


Hi Grace
Sorry for late reply , " low crown" lower yourself - " PVCA" mean Passion, Vission, Creation and Action.

If want to start a new retail go in to Good location Pushcart and aply PVCA late must also need little luck give yourself a three month if you are luckly you are like Mini toon they start from a pushcart too If can't then stop and go back work you don't have the luck to be in the retail.

Regard
John


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