"You are an integral part of the future that’s calling us all forward into conscious, planetary-minded stewardship." Back a couple of decades ago, when the word green just meant a color some people looked good in, or a place to play golf, the idea of a culture based on conscious living was just a...CONTINUE READING
A Selection of FIVE best questions about STORE, INVENTORY & LOCATION How important is it to move things around in a store that is mostly visited by tourists? The main reason that most retail store consultants emphasize changing displays and rearranging merchandise is so that your store looks “fresh” and, rather than being bored,...CONTINUE READING
Does the sales floor of your shop look picture-perfect at all times? Meanwhile, do places customers never venture into resemble a post cyclone zone? Do you struggle with the muddle of clutter not knowing where (or how) to address it, keeping you overwhelmed and stuck? Although much has been written about the importance of decluttering...CONTINUE READING
Q: I love my store, but I’m getting older, and to be frank, I would like more time to grow in new directions. I’m ready to start planning my departure, but all I have are questions at this point. Where does a ready-to-retire retailer begin? A: Exit Strategies. As storeowners age and begin to look...CONTINUE READING
OWNING A SHOP MEANS having a never-ending list of things that need to get done… all the time. Going on buying trips, budgeting how much to spend, receiving inventory, designing appealing displays and keeping them fresh, paying bills, answering the phone, helping customers, researching trends, breaking down boxes, dealing with landlords, keeping up with social...CONTINUE READING
Crystals and stones are one of the hottest products that can be sold in your stores today. During these difficult times when so many of us are reaching for products that can help us heal and stay heal...