Post Election Retail

Post election retail therapy could be unprecedented By Debra D. Bass St. Louis Post-Dispatch Glad the election is behind us? Wait, don’t answer that, just don’t let that lead you too far down the path of retail therapy in a quest for solace, consolation and distraction. Seem unrelated? It’s not. The National Retail Federation decided to conduct an unprecedented flash … Read More

Got Some Lazy Items In Your Store?

Jean said – “Your Killer Clearance Sale has worked like magic for us! My team loves it. We have moved so much inventory and made lots of money from it.” “That’s great Jean. I am so happy to hear that!” I replied. “But Cathy I have another problem. What can I do RIGHT NOW about merchandise that has already run … Read More

Don’t Let Your Leprechaun Turn Into A Pumpkin.

I did a quick video for you in honor of the big national holiday today! I’ve got some special treats for you. So before you go off to dance a jig with me,,,and eat corned beef and cabbage..yum yum…. Sign up for the Profit Breakthrough System by midnight to get the “Luck of the Irish” treats that will create more … Read More

Are You Committed?

“If you are simply interested in something, you do what is convenient. If you are committed, you do whatever it takes.” – John Assaraf Let those words really sink in. This is about responsibility. The fact is that winners take responsibility which leads to success and more motivation and more happiness. It is all so easy to say, isn’t it? … Read More

Super Bowl = Super Store Sales

114,400,000 people. That is the number of viewers for the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015. An incredible 71.1% of all TV’s on at that time were watching the game. It is a major cultural event. Don’t miss using it as an opportunity to drive traffic to your store. Use it as the end of the sale season. Generally, … Read More

Are You Susie or Clare: A Retail Riddle.

Watch the short video below to see if you can solve the retail riddle. We are insanely proud of it.  Why? Because tons of you are making this mistake. And stuck in a “Broke Mindset”. Let us know what you think on www.facebook.com/retailmavens. Are You Susie or Clare: A Retail Riddle.  

The Top 3 Changes in Retail That You Must Respond To

Originally published on RetailMinded.com, the following article offers insight on how much indie retail has changed and what you need to do! The Top 3 Changes in Retail That You Must Respond To If you are doing retail the same way that you did it even 2 years ago, then you are falling behind. There has been a fundamental shift … Read More

What to do on the Fifth Saturday

At this time of year, there are pretty much 2 kinds of stores. 1. Stores with lots of new inventory coming in 2. Stores with lots of old inventory on sale You have a unique opportunity to take advantage of with a fifth Saturday coming up. It is fun to use it as a handle to advertise around. Fifth Saturdays … Read More

The Best Retailers Do This

“Mom, I need a morphsuit.” “What? What is a morphsuit? Why do you need it?” “It is kinda like a body suit.  It covers your entire body even your head and hands and feet.  And at school it is Blue Day tomorrow.  I want to get a blue morphsuit so I can be ALL blue.  Come on, you know me … Read More