Small Business Vs. Big Box Stores Research Paper by Write Fine

Small Business Vs. Big Box Stores
An exploration of what a small business needs to do to compete against 'big box' chains such as Wal-Mart.
# 111717 | 3,836 words | 14 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 28, 2009 in Business (Small) , Business (Consumer Behavior)

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The paper reviews the literature in the area of small business and its competition against the 'big box' retailers such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart. The paper identifies various strategies for small businesses to compete with the 'big box' companies, such as location, use of the Internet and customer service. The paper concludes that consumers greatly desire small business competition to return to their hometown, but the small business must provide something more than the 'big box' while remaining competitively priced, retaining quality products and providing customer service.

Management, Marketing and Service

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bannock, G. (2005). The Economics and Management of Small Business: An International Perspective. New York: Routledge.
  • The Impact of Big Box Retail Chains on Small Businesses (2000) Center for Applied Economics Research. January 2000. Online available at:
  • Hoagland-Smith, Leanne (2008) Top 7 Tips to Avoid the Top 7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make. Evan Carmichael 2008.
  • Hoagland-Smith, Leanne (2008) Customer Service Take Your Fear of The Competition Turn It Around to Generate Incredible Results. Evan Carmichael. 2008
  • Hoagland-Smith, Leanne (2008) Business Marketing Strategy that Double Results through 5 Simple Questions. Evan Carmichael 2008.

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