here is an article, written a few years back regarding business growth at independent bookstores. The fundamentals can be applied to any small business.

What if today is…

Often time we do not lend enough thought to the above ellipses. Our lives are filled with social media; via  cell phone, iPad, and laptops While social media zaps most of our time here are a few others: Family, work, more work, television, and many more “important” things that eat up our time. In fact, we are so … Continue reading

How we get there from here?

Take it slow Don’t move to fast Think before you act All of these are sayings we have heard previously. Sound advice if you do not want to put your foot in your mouth. However, in this digital age moving slow can cost you the competitive edge needed to set yourself apart in business. 3 questions: 1)  … Continue reading

Weight

What is holding you back?

Displaying and Selling Devotionals (article previously published in Christian Retailing Magazine)

Displaying and Selling Devotionals The New Year brings fresh starts, new beginnings, and the sale of devotional products; many customers are looking for promises from God and seeking His wisdom with renewed vigor for a stronger relationship, and clear vision for life. Others are looking for marriage tips, or various other helps that come from … Continue reading

How I prepare for Back to School Season (article previously in Christian Retailing magazine)

How I prepare for Back to School Season   As a vendor, planning for the Back to School season begins several months prior to the actual July/August time frame.   Establishing the correct product mix year to year is important in keeping product fresh and stimulating to the end consumer. To accomplish this we begin by … Continue reading

This week and teamwork

Last week was an extremely busy season of life. It started with all day back to back meetings on Monday and did not slow down from there. I could list all that I needed to accomplish by Friday but I don’t think it is necessary in this format. However, the best news of the week was by Friday I … Continue reading

5 Thoughts on Business

Customer Service Training – today many businesses focus on staffing open positions and spend very little time on the art of good customer service. Take the time to examine your customer base and design a training program that will help your new staff meet their needs. Refresh – By simply moving your inventory around within your … Continue reading