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 »

Hospital Gift Shops

  Hospital gift shops have a unique position of catering to customers who may not be experiencing the best of times. That doesn’t stop... 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 »

The Perfect Wedding Day

Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect — the perfect dress, the perfect suit, the perfect ceremony, the perfect reception. It takes a million details to accomplish what will most likely be the largest... more »

A New Year’s checklist for retailers

Another year down with the next on the horizon, and that means it is time to do some yearly retail preparation. As retail managers and buyers we are always on the move but it is... more »

Creating customer relationships

A woman came up to me after my keynote at a conference the other day asking how she could compete against online retailers. She relayed a story about how she spent time getting a shopper... 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 »

Upcoming Trade Shows

Dec 2 – 5

One of a Kind Holiday Show

Chicago, IL USA
Dec 5 – 8

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC USA
Dec 10 – 12

Helen Brett Holiday Market

Gonzales, LA USA
Jan 5 – 7, 2022

Surf Expo

Orlando, FL USA
Jan 5 – 11, 2022

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 6 – 9, 2022

Lightovation: Dallas International Light Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 11 – 13, 2022

Halloween & Party Expo Virtual Experience

Las Vegas, NV USA
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