Tips from NAGMR… Elements to Writing a Good Business Plan

A business plan is not hard to write, but if you don’t construct it the right way, it has potential to doom your business with potential clients or investors. Most clients are busy so they need a business plan that is straight and to the point, not including too many details. NAGMR’s group of product brokers, product representatives, food brokers and merchandise brokers have come up with...
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NAGMR’s Tips and Tricks for the Beginner Product Broker

If you are a new product representative, food broker, or manufacturer, how long is your backlog? A beginning manufacturer is afraid of their backlog being too short. NAGMR’s members of manufacturers, product representatives, food brokers, and product brokers say beginning manufacturers should always keep their backlog in their head, and never let it grow over 150 items at any given time. If...
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For Future Merchandise Brokers – How to Write a Simple Business Plan

For Future Merchandise Brokers – How to Write a Simple Business Plan In order to be a successful merchandise broker, food broker, product representative, or product broker, you first need to have your business plan ironed out, so it’s clear to wholesalers, customers, clients, and other brokers. NAGMR members say every business needs a business plan. A successful merchandise broker business,...
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Tips for Entrepreneurs – Keeping Business Plans Simple!

If you are a product broker, merchandise broker, food broker, or product representative, you will need a business plan in order to get your product, services, and business off on the right foot. However, many close off at the idea of creating a business plan. As a product representative, there are several myths to writing a business plan, and NAGMR has laid them all out for you. It must be big....
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Are Food Brokers Right for You? Jim Brooks

You have spent hours of time and money in the development of your product, and it is now time to make a very important decision as to how you intend to sell and deliver that product to the buying public. This decision may well be one of the most critical areas that you have to address because it will determine the initial introduction of your new company and product. Many startup companies have a...
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NAGMR: How to Start a Business as a Product Representative

Are you looking for a fast track to success as a manufacturer and product representative? Becoming independent may be just the tick for you. If you like to sell and like to be on your own, going independent may be the best thing for a product representative, product broker, food broker, or general merchandise broker or representative. The typical product broker, product representative, and food...
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Tips from NAGMR – How Do You Become a Food Broker?

Do you have any interest in becoming a food broker, food merchandise broker, food industry representative, or just simply want to work in the field of food industry brokering? First off – NAGMR food brokers say you’ll need at least a high school diploma, and take some college-level marketing and business courses. Taking marketing and business courses if you want to become a food broker, may...
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Using Brokers Successfully

Buyers that I meet at trade shows and conferences most often describe brokers to me in less than glowing terms. Some buyers complain that brokers “steal their time” or “don’t have a clue” when they come to the co-op to sell their products. A product manufacturer pays the broker a fixed percentage of the product’s sales in the region the broker represents. The...
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How can Entrepreneurs Create a Vision?

A vision is very important for all entrepreneurs looking to break in as a product representative, merchandise broker, food broker, food industry broker, or product broker, because it can help in the success in the business. Developing a ‘vision statement’ gives a vague picture of the business, while leaving room to always expand on it. A sound vision is key to making important decisions for...
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How to Become a Merchandise Broker

Are you considering a career as a merchandise broker? Do you have good communication skills and a willingness to work with all kinds of people? Then this might be the right career move for you. Merchandise brokers, food brokers, product brokers, and general merchandise brokers generally work for wholesalers and are looking for buyers for their products, and not usually in the retail sector. There...
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NAGMR: How to Open a Merchandise Brokers Business

Are you looking to start and open your own merchandise brokers business? Here at NAGMR, we want to make sure your merchandise brokers business gets off on the right start and is not doomed for financial failure. There are 5 things you need to know to get started. Create a Business Plan. If you haven’t done this yet, merchandise brokers at NAGMR says you could be in a bit of a bind. The best...
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What YOU Should Know about your Broker…

You may not be aware of this, but in the United States, a lot of critical information about brokers are not made available to individual investors. Right now, you can do the basic things, like background checks through FINRA, or by contacting your state’s securities regulator. Both will have different types of information that you are looking for. For FINRA, go to this site:...
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