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Wholesale 101: A Guide to Product Sourcing for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners : A Guide to Product Sourcing for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners by Jason Prescott

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2Stepping Out of the Silo

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

—Mark Twain (1835–1910), American humorist, essayist, novelist

IN CHAPTER 1 you learned how product sourcing has evolved from a reliance on word of mouth and print media for locating wholesalers and manufacturers to the emergence of trade shows and online business-to-business (B2B) trade platforms such as TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com. You also learned about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how important it is to stay up to date with changes in the sourcing industry.

Some people begin with a specific method for sourcing and never expand beyond that ...

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