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Phillips Toy Mart in Nashville, Tenn., has been in business for 60 years...


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3.The Treasured Child: Selling Toys for All Ages
Since 1997, the Treasured Child has nestled on a quaint main street in a historic district of La Grange, Ky...


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Though the Palms Trading Company in Albuquerque doesn't sell toys, this Native American crafts store still reflects what it takes to expand a retail operation...


5.Steve Spangler Science Has the Magic Touch
Steve Spangler, Emmy Award-winning television personality, “teacher’s teacher” and authority on “inquiry-based learning” (not to mention toy maker) came upon his love of science via … magic?...


6.Learning Express CEO Discusses E-Commerce
Sharon DiMinico recently shared details of her successful business model with TDmonthly Magazine...


7.Biggles Toys Relies on Providence
Cory Johnson took a little Manhattan savvy, added a cuddly teddy bear, and Biggles Toys was born on November 1, 2005, in a city with a promising outlook in the midst of revival...


8.Learning Express CEO Knows Specialty Retail
Sharon DiMinico, CEO and founder of Learning Express, the largest specialty toy retailer in the country, recently shared details of her successful business model with TDmonthly Magazine...


9.Storyopolis Turns Shopping for Books Into an Art
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10.Learning Express CEO Speaks About Franchises
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11.Eagle Magic Stands Test of Time
A small business has to build relationships and loyalty with their customers that cannot be copied at a big box outlet. Larry Kahlow’s Eagle Magic and Joke Store has built its business on an impeccable relationship strategy with hobbyists, professionals, children and grandmothers...


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Sharon DiMinico, CEO and founder of Learning Express, recently shared details of her successful business model with TDmonthly Magazine...


13.One Odd Bird of a Store
Lark in the Morning, a successful West Coast music store chain, has survived in a peculiar niche because its owners care about musicians and the instruments they play...


14.The Staff in The Wizard’s Chest
How do you find a staff as committed to your store as you are? Who are willing to learn about new products and teach customers how to use them? The answer might be as close as your selling floor: at The Wizard’s Chest in Denver, Colo., several devoted employees started out as devoted customers...


15.Buying a Doll Experience? Priceless
See a doll, hear a doll. Touch it. Buy it. Then come back for more. The sensory approach to doll selling that Jerree Childers has chosen for her store seems to be working; she estimates that 70% of her customers are repeat buyers...


16.Everybody Needs a Laugh
Instead of trying to compete with mega stores by offering the same crap as they do, Valerie Pontbriand of Four Eyes Joke Shop throws her crap on the ceilings and around her bright geometric carpets...


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