Let’s Talk. You Have A Problem.

Really.  Thanks so much for coming.  I am so glad that you agreed to meet with me.  Big Hug.  I promise to keep this short and sweet.  Because I love you, I have to share with you this teeny tiny small shortcoming that is really costing you.  We have all been talking about it and know that you would want … Read More

Your Count will be OFF!

It is that time of year…..no, I’m not talking about the holidays! If you are in retail, you know that ringing in the New Year also means it is physical inventory time. The number one thing to do before inventory starts is to talk to your staff about how important it is to get an accurate number. Explain to them … Read More

The Only 3 Things You Need to Launch a Newsletter

“by Linda Claire Puig, 6-figure newsletter and email marketing expert” Summer is a GREAT time to create your first newsletter. Typically, work loads are slimmer as people go on vacations. So use that time wisely to work on YOUR business, and a newsletter is the perfect project! If you’re not exactly sure where to start, I’ll make simple for you. … Read More

7 WriterDowners From the Indie Retailers Conference

The Independent Retailers Conference was an event full of great resources and fantastic education. So much so that I decided to share some key insights…or “writerdowners” as I like to call them! That means that they are so good that they must be written down so as not to be forgotten! 1. From Ron Cates of Constant Contact: Use Arial … 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

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

Delegation: The Secret ALL Successful Retailers Use

Let me share a big secret with you that all successful retailers know: If you want to have an ideal business, work less and make a whole lot more, I can assure you that you CANNOT do it by yourself. You must delegate! How do I know this? Because for years, I tried! For years, I told myself that no … Read More

Delegation: The Secret ALL Successful Retailers Use

Let me share a big secret with you that all successful retailers know: If you want to have an ideal business, work less and make a whole lot more, I can assure you that you CANNOT do it by yourself. You must delegate! How do I know this? Because for years, I tried! For years, I told myself that no … Read More