A trade magazine for the mindful retailer

April 2018

Terra Guitarra (Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli) switch things up a bit on their latest recording, Spirit Wheel. While their tasty, tuneful Latin guitars and percussion are still present, the energy level is significantly toned down and a new ingredient, chill-out rhythms and beats, has

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Robin Flaherty knows a retail store’s window and merchandising displays are among the most important ways to draw in customers. As an interior stylists and co-founder of Chicago-based North & Madison, she focuses on creating spaces that are comfortable, welcoming, and reflects the owner's personal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Where do you get your juice? Running a business can be a solitary venture with the primary focus on managing, problem solving, and planning. It’s easy to forget the very important step of refilling your internal coffers and allowing time and space for quiet reflection

Last spring, I gave my undergraduate students an unusual assignment. Their project for the semester: stop worrying about what you are supposed to do, and do something you want to do. My students—bright, motivated, talented people—were mystified. They are used to worrying a great deal

Summer brings prosperity and a proactive consciousness. Your customers will be more assertive than usual. Don’t try and market to them. Follow their lead. If a title doesn’t catch their eye, you’ll have a very difficult time selling it to them. Put books that are