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Marc Joseph
Author, The Secrets of Retailing, Or: How to Beat Wal-Mart!
CEO/President and Founder
DollarDays International, Inc.
America’s Suppliers, Inc.

With more than 30 years in the retail and wholesale industry, Marc Joseph is the founder of DollarDays International, a premiere online wholesaler that helps small businesses compete against larger enterprises by offering more than 140,000 high-quality goods at closeout and wholesale prices close to those at which large chains purchase the same merchandise. Products sold through the site are the same kind of categories if you walked into a Macy’s, Target or Wal-Mart. Joseph is confident that the Internet is the next channel for distribution of wholesale and closeout products. DollarDays has over 2.5 Million registered users and averages over 1,100 new customers a day registering with DollarDays.

Joseph also is the author of The Secrets of Retailing or How to Beat Wal-Mart! (SilverBack Books). In The Secrets of Retailing, Joseph provides expert advice to independent retailers of all sizes on everything from the psychology of buying and the hiring of great employees, to working successfully with vendors and promoters as well as how to expand their business using the Internet. In addition to explaining all the nuts and bolts of setting up a successful retail business, The Secrets of Retailing also provides a step-by step prescription on how small businesses can compete against chain stores.

Joseph’s has helped to build some of America’s most known retail stores including Federated Department Stores, Crown Books, and Bills, a chain of variety stores headquartered in Jackson, Miss. He also helped ignite the dollar store trend as the General Merchandise Manager in Everything’s A Dollar stores chain. Joseph also started another innovative chain for EAD, The $5 & $10 Stores, locating the chain’s stores next to Everything’s A Dollar Stores to ensure traffic and offer price-conscious customers additional retail options. Most recently Joseph started a chain of hair salons in Arizona and built it up to 11 stores before selling them to devote full time to DollarDays.

Mr. Joseph earned his Bachelor of Administration in Marketing with a Finance Minor from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and four children.

Entries by Marc Joseph

Can't Stop the Giving

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Now that the season of giving is officially over, we are approaching the harshest time of year when underprivileged, poor and homeless fellow Americans need our help the most. The average high across the USA in January is 42 degrees and the average low is 27, which is...

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Donating -- Is It the American Way?

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 5:57 PM

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 private foundations and 366,618 other types of nonprofits, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. These organizations paid for...

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The Homeless Need More Than Blankets

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 7:51 PM

In this land of plenty and this land of opportunity over 600,000 American's experience homelessness on any given night with 138,000 being children under the age of 18. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the national rate of homeless persons is 19 per 10,000 people with...

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Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM

Small business owners don't take vacation, not because they don't want to travel or relax or explore new adventures; they don't take vacations because they are scared to death their business will fall apart. Fortune recently reported half of small business owners will take no vacation this year....

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Is the Recession Really Over?

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Our customers are small businesses who are surviving against the chains in their towns and nonprofit organizations that rely on the kind hearts of others to help support their causes. Gallup reported that the total number of new business start-ups and business closures per year, known as "the...

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Dropouts Are Putting a Major Strain on Our Economy

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 8:42 PM

Despite all the efforts of every president from Kennedy to Obama, kids not completing their high school education are a blight on our society. According to, every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. This comes to 7,000 kids...

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Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 5:25 PM

CBS News reported there are 200 one-room public schools located in rural areas left in America. At one time, just about every child was taught in a one-room school. Our second president, John Adams, taught in a one-room school near Boston. Abe Lincoln was educated at a one-room...

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Kids lose their future to poverty

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Now that one school year is over and we are preparing for the next, June is a month of reflection for educators and parents on how to do better next school year. It is hard enough for students to learn at school in today's world. You throw in overcrowding, teacher...

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Why Fight for Our Country?

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 8:10 PM

Earlier this year Stars and Stripes, the independent newspaper to the military community, reported the number of young male veterans (under 30) saw a 44 percent increase in suicides. A total of 22 veterans a day takes their own lives. Reasons for the increase could be...

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Helping Small Businesses -- Lots of Talk, But No Action

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:14 AM

The Small Business Act of 1953 established the Small Business Administration (SBA) which came into existence on the grounds that small businesses are essential to a free enterprise system. It was the intent of establishing the SBA to "deter the formation of monopolies and the market failures monopolies cause by...

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The War on Poverty Is Back; This Time, It's the People's Burden

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 2:10 PM

In the United States, one in five children live in a household with not enough food to eat. Feeding America reports that 15.9 million kids under the age of 18 live in this condition where they are unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary...

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Congress Could Use a Lesson From America's Innovators

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 12:02 AM

The compromise spending bill for $1.1 trillion keeps the government open through September, according to CNN. It increases funding to Head Start by $1 billion for early childhood education, which makes sense after its recent low point with the forced budget cuts last year. It increases the paychecks...

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Did Not Make It Home for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 12:36 PM

The weather this past December not only played havoc on retail sales, but ruined many holiday celebrations by causing electrical outages, undelivered packages and relatives unable to travel to be with family. CBN News reports that December brought the coldest weather some areas have seen in...

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Can Small Businesses Survive This Christmas?

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 4:41 PM

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and, since in 2010, Small Business Saturday -- November and December sales represent as much as 40 percent of yearly retail stores sales, according to the National Retail Federation. Because Thanksgiving fell so late on the calendar, there are six fewer shopping days between...

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It Really Does Take a Village

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 8:21 PM

The partial government shutdown for 16 days caused some Americans to lose hope in our democratic way of life. If our elected officials can't get along, what does that say about how the normal citizen can get along with their neighbors? If we can't take care of ourselves and the...

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Brother, Can You Spare a MilkBone?

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:01 AM

The effort in the recent Colorado floods shows our rescue missions for animals have come a long way since the pet loss disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans -- where people would not evacuate for fear of leaving their pets. CBS reported that some helicopters rescuing people in...

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It's Too Expensive to Go to College Anymore

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 8:44 AM

According to the Census Bureau, there are 59 million people 25 years or older who hold a bachelor's degree or higher. Business continues to be the most popular major with 12 million grads, while Education was the second most popular, with 8 million. The median income for...

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Teachers Have it Rough... But Kids Are the Ones Who Suffer

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 1:00 AM

With the start of the school year, we have yet another terrifying shooting incident at the McNair Discovery Learning Academy elementary school in Decatur, Georgia. This is less than a year away from the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Between Newtown and Decatur, the U.S. has experienced 12 other shootings at...

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Back to School: It's Make It or Break It Time for the Economy

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 1:58 PM

Spending this fall for students K-12 is expected to drop 12 percent, according to a National Retail Federation survey reported in the Wall Street Journal. The average that will be spent on each kid is $634.78, down from $688.62 in 2012. Even those going to college are expecting...

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To Give or Not to Give

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 4:40 PM

Every day we read about famous Americans supporting nonprofit organizations. It may be Warren Buffett, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, the Walton Family Foundation or the Ford Foundation. But there are plenty of donations done anonymously by rich and middle class Americans who give because it is...

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