When the Shock Starts to Wear Off Present Day... I emotionally and mentally put the calendar on pause this year. I have been waiting for the news that COVID-19 has been contained and we are free to go about our business in the normal manner. Logically, I know that is not happening anytime soon, but...CONTINUE READING
My story may feel familiar. In no way do I think I am unique in the trauma I have been processing the beginning of this pandemic, this an important conversation to have at every opportunity. You are not alone in this, and yet, you are unique. The way I am processing and recovering from our...CONTINUE READING
I have a problem… I like everyone! Initially, when I interview candidates, I imagine how they would work in the business and how they will shine with all the skills they bring with them. I imagine them making my job easier, and in a year we all have drinks in celebration of a job well...CONTINUE READING
The cake was cut (one vegan and one traditional), the presents unwrapped, and the 30 women attending the baby shower had segregated into their generational and cultural subgroups. Thirty women laughing and talking where a half-an-hour before, it was polite crickets as we tried to interact with each other during the party games. My brain...CONTINUE READING
In the spirit of transparency, I am in the process of recovering from a massive embezzlement from a trusted employee. Between direct theft, costs, fees, and interest, we are looking at $120,000 of loss. It’s shocking, shameful, and emotionally devastating, but I am sad to say – it’s also quite common. When I first found...CONTINUE READING
Is your brick-and-mortar business ready to become a Next-Generation store?
Oracle NetSuite 's new white paper might be of interest to many of our readers.
While it’s clear the retail industry is going through a transformational period and current events have affected in-person shopping, people still crave that in-shop retail experience. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a $5 trillion economy, eCommerce sales only make up some 8% of that annual revenue. Still, there is no denying that digital commerce is disrupting retailing and retailers must develop strategies to help them innovate and stay competitive in today’s marketplace.