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34 Free Online Tools to Help You Run Your Business

By | 2018-02-16T14:47:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Design, Great Staff, Marketing, Online Marketing, Social Media|

34 Free Online Tools to Help You Run Your Business The Internet abounds with tools and resources for running a business. Here are 34 free online tools that can help [...]

Strongest Holiday Since End of Great Recession

By | 2018-02-16T14:24:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Great Staff, Retail, Seasonal|

Low unemployment and confident consumers helped fuel one of the most robust holiday shopping seasons retailers have seen in years.   Retail sales during the combined November and December period [...]

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J.C. Penney to Launch Subscription Box Service for Big and Tall

By | 2018-02-16T14:23:57+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Customer Service, Great Staff, Keeping Customers, Online Marketing, Physical Stores|

J.C. Penney has become the first department store company to move into subscription retail. This is a good idea. Is Subscription retail in your future? Think about. Then test it. [...]

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Five Must-See NYC Holiday Window Displays

By | 2018-02-16T14:23:46+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Display, Favourite Stores, Great Staff|

Since the 1870s, holiday window displays in New York have been a tradition. The tradition continues to present day as stores large and small create an awe-inspiring tapestry of decorative [...]

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George Clooney and Rande Gerber just made a billion dollars

By | 2017-07-25T16:24:24+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Advertising, Creative, Great Staff|

Interesting read: CNBC reports that Diageo will initially pay Clooney, Gerber and Meldman $700 million with the potential for another $300 million that will be based on the tequila’s performance [...]

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Farewell to iconic Honest Ed’s store

By | 2017-07-25T11:22:29+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Customer Service, Design, Display, Great Staff, Managing, Marketing, Retail, Seasonal, Signage|

Farewell to iconic Honest Ed’s store The end of an era: Toronto bids farewell to iconic Honest Ed’s store - The Globe and Mail Memories, and a husk of a [...]

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Albert Einstein & Retail Business Management

By | 2016-10-21T10:12:44+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Great Staff, Independent Retailer Month, Managing, Training, Trends|

"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ...[and] Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler." You must read this terrific list of quotes [...]

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Prevent Shoplifting

By | 2016-10-21T10:12:44+00:00 March 21st, 2015|365 Day Makeover, Advertising, Coaching, Customer Service, Great Staff, Job Description, Keeping Customers, Managing, Retail, Shrinkage, Staff, Training|

Thinking that someone doesn't "look" like a shoplifter might lull you into a false sense of security.  Prevent shoplifting by removing as many opportunities to shoplift as possible.   Merchandise: Arrange [...]

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