Walmart VP: Millennials Redefine Quality

Don't count ever count Walmart out, even as Amazon rocks the retail world with its purchase of Whole Foods. On the first day of the Velocity 'My Private Brand' conference in Charlotte Thursday, Walmart SVP of Private brands, Jack Pestello, said the giant retailer is...

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Small Business is Built for Millennials

Eyes roll, comments are muttered under the breath - some executives are outright exasperated. The ‘Millennial’ generation has just about everybody in a kerfuffle. “I’m worried they might be texting our clients.” “We just can’t keep them happy.” “I love them. They’re...

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Five Signs You Need a BrandAid

I work with entrepreneurs of some sizeable companies and I’ve noticed a pattern of evolution. At a certain size – $5 - $10 million – owners first face a kind of pain they find hard to describe. It can be labeled as ‘growing pains’; a lack of focus; questions about...

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Failure to Launch is Preventable

Failure to launch is a product problem. The 90% new product failure rate may be a myth. But, debates continue about just how many products fail and how much it costs American companies. Some who study product innovation know the rate is high – potentially double digits and likely more than 50%.

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