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Making money when starting a business has always been a challenging task . And as the years go by, it becomes more and more challenging to turn a profit in an ever expanding and always changing economy . Today , Money analyst Mellody Hobson takes time to explain exactly why things are this way and discusses which way business profits are trending these days.

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There is no doubt that online retailers – and Amazon in particular – are hurting retailers like Macy’s or JC Penney. But this is not simply an online versus brick and mortar story. Yes, they are up against a booming sector dominated by a savvy behemoth in Amazon, a company that comprises nearly 45% of online sales in the US. But, online retail still only accounts for about 15% of total retail sales in the US, so these traditional retailers cannot place all their woes at the feet of Jeff Bezos. (Source: Mellody Hobson, Black America Web)

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Online businesses, over expansion and investors all play a role in the decline of brick in mortar businesses. Click the link below for more info.

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