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Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at

I think about business—and business models and how to grow a business—before dawn every day. The dog and I are out in all weather every morning at 5, and the action—and inaction—on the streets of South Philly is fascinating—small businesses showing the best American tradition of entrepreneurship. Every place of business that I come in contact with—or see from the street—is a source for new ideas. Starbucks On the corner of Third and South streets is a Starbucks, which moved in when a rather disreputable, grungy pizza place moved out. The facilities are always clean and neat and in the very early morning you

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