Management

Legal Corner: Terms and Conditions

Whether you have a brick and mortar store, an online store, or both, one key to protecting your business is having a terms and conditions document in place. Terms and conditions in a brick and... more »

Text Messaging Services: Are They Right For You?

Every few years, store owners are presented with a new technology to help them improve their reach with customers. First it was email, then social media, and now many marketing experts are recommending using text... more »

To Post or Not to Post, that is the Question….

“Oh my gosh look at that photo of that dress, shoe, living room, place setting, sofa, vase, necklace, earrings (or fill in the blank with whatever it is you are drooling over at the moment).... more »

Be a Better Leader

There is a saying in life that the “days are busy but the years are short,” and when it comes to retail, this is absolutely the truth. After all, how often have years flown by... more »

Plan Ahead by Looking Back

Reflecting on 2015 good way set goals for 2016 The start of a new year is a great time to assess what lies ahead as well as reflect on what you have most recently accomplished... more »

Expert Christi Tasker makes sense of social media landscape during AmericasMart

Trying to stay up on social media can lead to social unrest for small to medium business owners. That’s why there are experts on the subject, such as Christi Tasker of PuTTin’ Out, a social... more »

Putting Your Best Staff Forward

Good employees are the key to success during the busy holiday season In my youth, I used to think that having employees would be easy. You’d hire them, tell them what to do and they’d... more »
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Handling Difficult Customers

Retailers offer their top tips for dealing with tricky situations Sylvia’s By the Sea, in Scituate, Massachusetts, has a clear return policy: store credit only. It’s posted prominently in the shop, it’s on every sales... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018

AmericasMart Fall Design Week

Atlanta, GA
September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market

Chicago, IL
September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

Las Vegas, NV
September 26, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Greeting Card Association Annual Convention

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September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018

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