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Cheap Isn't Always Best!

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The world was reminded last week that the pursuit of the cheapest goods possible isn’t necessarily a good thing! Hundreds of Bangladesh textile workers died needlessly because their employers forced them to work in a building that was structurally unsound. Even though there were obvious cracks in the walls of the facility and concerns were expressed about the safety of the building 2 days before the horrible tragedy, employees were forced back to work.   Why was this situation allowed? Because the pressure on manufacturers to produce goods at the lowest possible price drove employers to cut corners even though...

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Groupon from a Business Owner's Perspective

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Groupon has become the rage. Everyone including my eldest son is busy looking for bargains over the Internet and I will admit our family has taken advantage of some of these great deals. We’ve bought coupons for the local Thai food restaurant, gourmet cupcakes etc. But there’s another side to this trend that needs to be heard! As a small business owner, I have been approached several times to enlist Groupon (plus other similar companies) to help promote sales of my adorable helmet covers (www.tail-wags.com). The problem is I would actually be losing money if I went along with the...

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