Should You Buy From That Vendor Again? How To Know For Sure!

As an indie retailer, doesn’t it seem like you are always buying? I get asked so often, “How do I know for certain how a vendor is performing for me?” It is easier than you think to measure vendor performance. There are 5 steps to take. They can make all the difference. Every time I have clients do this exercise, … Read More

Did You Break Your New Year’s Retail Resolution Yet?

Actually perhaps a better question is…do you even still remember what it was? Did you write it down? The first week or so of the year is full of such hope and opportunity right? You dream about how life and your store can be different. Often it seems like the most obvious solution to those dreams is more sales. If … Read More

What Is The First Thing You Should Pay in 2013?

What Is The First Thing You Should Pay in 2013? The start of a new year is filled with hope and promise, right? Like you, I am very visual. The new year reminds me of a bright shiny new penny or a beautiful pristine landscape covered in snow. There is one thing that you have to pay to keep your … Read More

12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas! This is it!  You must release your inner Grinch………….and give the best gift ever. By following the steps in the video you will be providing the best customer service EVER!  You can really make a difference in a person’s life today. Simple.  Basic.  Powerful. Watch the video and let me … Read More

Best Tactics To Avoid Markdowns

  Pay Attention To Your Gut. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. That is a markdown waiting to happen.   Don’t Pay Attention To Your Gut. If you love it, really love it, want it for yourself, and are worried that it is too expensive – then do order it. Time and time again I find that an … Read More

The Election or Hurricane Sandy: Where’s the focus? Where’s your focus?

Thank God that the storm is over. We are all breathing a little easier – the anticipation of it was incredible. I could hardly stop watching TV. But the election strategists had to be having a heart attack as they lost precious time before the election. They lost precious time to make certain specific differentiating points clear to all of … Read More