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The center will help teach struggling local shops the tools they need to stay afloat in a competitive retail landscape, like "crucial back-office operations, including marketing, bid preparation, payroll, budgeting and strategic planning," DNAinfo reports. Regina Smith, the group's executive director, explained: "Often times we hear about it at the last minute when we might have been able to cut through the bureaucracy and provide early assistance and support."
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