Yet Another Post on Competing with the Big Guys

Competing with the big boxes is a subject near and dear to our hearts and it’s always good to hear from someone who’s doing it successfully.  Mark Riffey’s Business is Personal blog tells us about a Whitefish, MT arts and crafts retailer who has found the right formula. 

Rick Latta, the store’s owner says “I can’t compete with Wal-Mart prices, but Wal-Mart doesn’t walk
customers through projects, give them ideas, teach them tricks or have
a studio with tools where people can come and work and ask questions.".

Quoting Riffey, now, "This is where you make a difference by hiring the right people
(experienced in those crafts), paying them a little more so they don’t
have to work at Wal-Mart, and more importantly, doing what Wal-Mart
simply won’t do.?

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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