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Old 07-11-05, 05:46 PM   #1
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Looking for Business Partner

I am starting a retail business focused on selling folders/foldable bikes with a unique retail strategy. I have the business plan and the financing in place to execute.

I'm looking for someone who fullfills the following requirements:

-entrepreneurial minded, can identify opportunities and is excited about starting and growing a company
-tactical, can solve problems and overcome obstacles creatively and efficiently
-salesperson, can engage customers and negotiate with channels effectively
-aggressive, is hungry for success
-leader, can lead and motivate employees
-track record of achievement
-passion for folders

This person is essentially the General Manager of the company, responsible for:

-staffing and motivating sales
-selling to end users and channels
-executing and refining marketing strategy (offline and online)

My background includes:

-MIT EE degree, MIT Sloan MBA degree
-Startup experience in the Silicon Valley
-Management consulting experience
-investment banking experience

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to start and own their business. The job would be exciting and extremely rewarding.

If you qualify and are serious, please submit a resume and cover letter (optional).
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Old 07-12-05, 12:30 PM   #2
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The business would be located in New York City.

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Old 07-12-05, 07:47 PM   #3
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I think bike folk tend to be solitary, thus the silence on this post. I despise anything having to do with "sales", and I'm certainly past the agressive and hungry for success stage of my life, but otherwise it looks interesting. I guess that just leaves the "passion for folders" part, huh?

Best of luck with your endeavor. I'll be on the lookout for you in the near future.
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Old 07-12-05, 07:49 PM   #4
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Not only that, you've got to talk to the folder folks. They only deal with the authorized dealers, I believe.

Good luck to you, though.

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Old 07-20-05, 08:01 PM   #5
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I have the same plan for a retail shop in Chicago.
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