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Who’s doing what? Refresher on private sales & group buying for the travel category

Hot on the tail of a $40 million round of funding last week, Bloomspot have now started a new email called “Bloomspot Travel”. Even I am having a hard time keeping up with who is doing what in the private sales and group buying space in this category. Here is a refresher on some of […]

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My back story: Creating the life you want

The highest compliment you can get is for someone to say that you inspired them to make a change and take the steps to create the life they want.  Mandy Gresh and I worked together for 4 years.  She was one of the people I interviewed with in 2005, and ironically she was the one […]

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Deals, deals, deals: The Group Buying Phenomenon

Discounting is nothing new, but what this does for the first time is create a big resurgence in “mom and pop” businesses. Many of these small businesses were challenged to survive when, either through the recession or lack of marketing budgets, they lost their market share to bigger retailers and malls. Group buying sites allow them to capture market share, ensure customers on typically quieter times/need periods, and attract hundreds, or often times thousands of new customers in their city very quickly. Shoppers love it because not only are they getting a great deal, but they are finding out about new things they have never tried before, and often get better service and a better experience overall than they would have with a big chain.

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