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Evolution of Mission Statements

Evolution of Mission Statements

March 23, 2016

Traditionally, a mission statement is a summary of the services or products a company provides, the area a company operates in, who its customers...

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6 TED Talks for Retailers

6 TED Talks for Retailers

March 9, 2016

With hiring, training, ordering, marketing and selling all highly prioritized, many retail managers and owners are left with little time to educate...

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8 Tips for Conducting a Successful Customer Survey

8 Tips for Conducting a Successful Customer Survey

March 2, 2016

Many retailers claim customer service sets them apart from the competition and is the foundation for their success. But, how can retailers be...

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3 Hiring Assessment Tests for Retailers

3 Hiring Assessment Tests for Retailers

February 24, 2016

Improvements in accuracy and accessibility of assessment tests over the last few years is quickly replacing trial employment periods and boosting...

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5 Podcasts for Retailers

5 Podcasts for Retailers

February 10, 2016

Running a business and managing a team requires significant time, yet business owners and operators also need to stay on top of trends in...

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3 Steps for Creating a Handmade Niche

3 Steps for Creating a Handmade Niche

February 3, 2016

According to Nielsen, in 2015, Millennials preferred to purchase items that were handmade and locally sourced. Retailers can capitalize on the...

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Has Technology Gone too Far or Not Far Enough?

Has Technology Gone too Far or Not Far Enough?

January 27, 2016

Based on the 2015 holiday numbers, more and more customers are going digital, using technology to do product research, compare prices, read...

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4 Characteristics of Good Leaders

4 Characteristics of Good Leaders

January 20, 2016

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we’ve compiled a list of characteristics of good leaders because we think, as Dr. King...

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5 Tips for Ruling Social Media

5 Tips for Ruling Social Media

January 13, 2016

    Social selling ruled the 2015 holiday season, so how can retailers harness the power of social media in 2016? Consider these...

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Highlights of the 2015 Christmas Season

Highlights of the 2015 Christmas Season

January 6, 2016

The 2015 holiday season broke multiple sales records, returning the shopping holiday to its former glory. Here are three highlights of the...

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