Business Goals


We are all so focused on next week, right? It’s hard to see beyond it. Yet if you don’t start planning now, you will miss out on two key money making opportunities. The first is about scheduling your physical inventory. “How does that make money for me? Doing inventory is just a pain in my a__!” you say. The single largest asset that you own is your inventory. Many of you likely have more equity in your inventory than you even do in...

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What! Ho Ho Ho has a secret translation? We can all picture Santa Claus leaning back with hands on his belly while saying “ho ho ho”. It is part of his joyful and laughter-rich image. “Ho ho ho” is an onomatopoeia, which is a word that sounds like what it means. It is a deep and happy sound. In the 1970 Christmas cartoon movie, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, we learn that Santa played with the animals as a...

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The Holiday Season is every retailer’s dream and nightmare. When I owned my boutique, I used to joke that I wished Jesus had a brother so we could do it all two times a year instead of one. At the same time, the holiday season caused a lot of stress for my team and me, I REALLY wanted to make it a great season so I worried about every detail and worked my butt off – and I’m sure you do the same. In this article, I’m sharing some...

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More powerful than a mission statement. This is what we believe. This is who we are. This is what we do. What do you believe? Who are you? What do you really do? You are part of a revolution. You know who you are impacting. Write it down. Share it! Here is Our Manifesto. Do you have...

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After having been in retail for over 30 years, there are proven tactics that work well in keeping your finances and operations going smoothly. Each one is tried and true. Most come from mistakes that I have made that I don’t want you to make. There is such value in getting an outside perspective on your own business. It’s why I will never go it alone. You can’t if you truly want to succeed. A consultant sees things you can’t see in...

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Are You A Frog? Warts and all?

Are You A Frog? Warts and all?


Posted on Apr 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Are You a Frog? Warts and all?   Let me guess.  Your immediate response is… “NO! And I don’t have any warts!” Are you sure? The story goes that if you put a frog in a pot of boiling water it will jump out immediately. The frog recognizes that a pot full of boiling water isn’t conducive to a long, happy and peaceful life. However, if you put that same smart frog into a pot of cold water sitting on the stove, turn the flame on low...

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