Amazon's Impact on Small Businesses

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Is Small Business Saturday Bad for Amazon?

Given that we just celebrated Thanksgiving last week, and Small Business Saturday just passed, I felt that it would be appropriate to write about how this particular day and holiday season could potentially pose problems for Amazon. There is no question that Amazon has the potential to take down any competition standing in their way. […]


The Start of Amazon

While this post will be a little different from my others, when I came across this article I was immediately reminded of the same process we have been discussing and going through in class for our final projects. Jeff Bezos left his successful job on Wall Street to take a huge risk and launch a […]


The Key Ingredient for Small Businesses to Compete with Amazon

As I stated in my introductory post, Amazon’s incredible success is largely due to it’s simplicity and convenience, along with it’s impressive inventory and selection. While it may be perceived that as a result, Amazon dominates e-commerce, this isn’t necessarily true. I am really interested in researching some smaller companies to see what their techniques […]


An Introduction to Amazon

This semester, I am really excited to be researching Amazon. Specifically, I am going to begin my research by doing a brief overview from the start of Amazon to where they stand today. Amazon’s incredible success has forced large department stores such as J.C. Penney, Macy’s, and Sears to close over 100 stores each over the […]