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  • Turning Personal Triggers Into Sales    Turning Personal Triggers Into Sales Creating great relationships with customers is the goal of every retailer, but do you know the most powerful way to can connect with the individuals who shop your store? Learning to fascinate your clientele is an emotional connection that can cut through distractions, says Sally Hogshead, author...    more...  
  • How to Keep Negativity Out of Your Business    Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, provides business owners with suggestions for keeping the workplace positive. By incorporating these suggestions, Achor says both managers and staff can enjoy the personal and organizational benefits of making happiness a means to success.    more...  
  • Is Your Cash Flow Under Control?    Do you have a large percentage of your personal finances tied up in your store? Do you wish you had a better handle on its cash flow so you could foresee budget problems before they become a crisis? Philip Campbell, an accountant with nearly three decades of experience in the retail world, helps...    more...  
  • Want Profits? Focus On Inventory Flow    Want Profits? Focus On Inventory Flow Margo Kopman didn’t go into retail to crunch numbers. But the former St. Louis-area boutique owner now heads The Project: Retail and Insight Retail Solutions, and advises others by doing just that. What started as a desire to enjoy the “art of retailing,” as she calls it, turned into a need to...    more...  
  • Are Employees Stealing? Stay Alert    Have you ever wondered if employees steal from you? “If you have one or more employees, you have employee theft to some degree,” says Bill Bregar, president of Atlanta-based Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. “It may be pencils or paper they’re taking home, all the way up to cash or merchandise.”    more...  
  • How To Price For Profits    Do shoppers in your area know you as the expensive place to shop? Is this driving shoppers to visit your competition instead of looking to you first? Tom Shay, longtime retailer and retailing strategy expert, spoke at the Dallas Market Center last month on “Pricing Strategies for Profits Plus.”    more...  
  • Rick Segel's GREAT Sales Tips    How do you train your sales staff? Is it something you’ve put off or abandoned because past training programs haven’t worked? This important step for growing your business doesn’t need to be complicated. Rick Segel just released a book, The Retail Sales Bible: The GREAT Book of GREAT Selling,...    more...  
  • Winning Hearts To Build Your Biz    Winning Hearts To Build Your Biz Would shoppers show you the same loyalty as their best friend? If you become one of their “beloved” companies, that may just happen. Earning elevated status with shoppers doesn’t happen in a flash, but it also doesn’t cost your business anything to make it a goal, says Jeanne Bliss, founder of...    more...  
  • Does Your Biz Have Service Heroes?    Does Your Biz Have Service Heroes? Why employ an ordinary sales staff when your store could buzz with a team of service heroes? Hiring the right people is the first step, advises author and speaker Carol Hacker.    more...  
  • Does Your Small Biz Appear "Big" Enough?    Does Your Small Biz Appear Does your small business appear big enough to your customers? While many large companies find value in looking smaller, there is such a thing as being viewed as too little, according to marketing expert John Moore.    more...  
  • Make Happiness a Strategy, Not Just a Goal    Make Happiness a Strategy, Not Just a Goal Is the goal of owning your own business to eventually find happiness? Shawn Achor, author of the recently released book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work , advises companies around the world on how to turn happiness...    more...  
  • Letting Go—And Growing Your Biz    Letting Go—And Growing Your Biz Know how important it is to loosen your grip on the management reins so you can focus on growing your business, but just can't step away from the lead position? Andy Buyting, owner of Green Village Home & Garden in New Brunswick, Canada and author of The Retailer's Roadmap to Success,...    more...  
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