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• Walmart announced that its Sam's Club division “is making it easier for small businesses to lower their costs by simplifying the requirements for its Business Membership by eliminating more than a dozen required documents including permits and licenses formerly needed to join. Under the new guidelines, small business owners can obtain a Sam's Club business membership simply by providing a current business card, letterhead or other documents they may use to promote or manage their business.”
KC's View:
It is all about moving aggressively to expand market share in a down economy. Whatever it takes.