People shop at Target on Thanksgiving Day in Burbank, California

The United States is gearing up to spend about $70 billion next weekend, with retailers offering very deep discounts  In fact five days out, people were already queuing up outside the major retailers. We also discussed how small retailers can make the most of their opportunities while people are in this mood; the fantastic new invention called Coin; the rise and rise of 3-D printers and the extraordinary products that are being produced and the most liked retailers, musicians, television shows, and causes. We also discuss  whether to charge an hourly or project fee for your work; the largest  social media; Google Glass  and the effect the rapid change in technology will have on the community as a whole.  Our interview this week is with Simon Treselyan, a fascinating guy who was a deep undercover operative for the British Secret Service, now a best-selling author, an in demand speaker and is in Hollywood for a month or so to lock up a film deal for his latest book.  Simon also leads a group of former Special Forces operatives who go into countries and secure the release of children who have been kidnapped or sold into the sex trade or into child labor.

Listen for “The Bob Pritchard Radio Show” Every Tuesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel.  Tune into this weeks episode “The Frenetic Shopping Season… Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday.” You can also listen to past shows Here on Demand.

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95 percent of all businesses fail within 10 years. Most small to medium businesses struggle to make wages. Bob Pritchard is a highly regarded expert with a track record of identifying the issues facing businesses and determining simple solutions to make them highly profitable. Despite the glitz and glamor, Entertainment operates in the same way as any other business and as we live in a Celebrity obsessed society, people will enjoy  this segment. Some of the best Business and marketing screw ups illustrate in a funny and impactful way some of the pitfalls that can be encountered in business, what went wrong and why. Every business discipline from leadership to corporate culture, marketing to customer service, seeking investment to using social media, sponsorship, hospitality and many others. Straight talking, nothing is off the table and nothing is taboo. The Bob Pritchard Show is broadcast live every Tuesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.


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