Columnists Chuck Koehler

Chuck Koehler

The Retailer’s Perspective: Holy Cow! Look at the calendar

Hey, what the heck was that?  I got up this morning and got a cup of coffee, walked out to my deck, and had to walk back in and put on a sweatshirt.  Somehow or the other, summer ended... just like that!  One minute Facebook is all ablaze with people taking pictures of their car’s temperature gauges showing triple digits, and the next minute it’s all about football in the fall.  Yeah, I know it happens every year, but it just seems to happen a lot faster these days.

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Adding back

The summer months have always been slow for my business.  Four years ago though, things were slower than normal with the Great American Recession looming on the horizon....

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The Retailer’s Perspective: July, 2012 - Looking Back...

Ten years ago, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I submitted a column to jewelry industry newspaper called Southern Jewelry News .  My favorite columnist Martha Richardson ha...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: The color of money

You know, I’ve been doing this self-employed thing for decades now.  I’ve had my successes and I’ve had my failures.  I’ve had my ups and downs, but I’ve gain...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Do you charge for appraisals?

Hi.  My name is Chuck, and I’m an addict.

I’m addicted to those shows about people that buy storage units, shows about pawn shops, and those shows about rummaging thr...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Going down the Internet road

As I’m coming to grips with this thing called the Internet, I’m realizing a lot of things. For starters, it’s out of my hands. It’s just something I’ve got to...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Feeling like a ‘Bid-ness’ man again

There’s a strange feeling that I’ve been getting lately. It’s like dejá vu. It’s like something I’ve felt before, but not in a long time. It’s hard to des...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: A newbie perspective

I’ve had the pleasure the last several months of having a fresh faced jewelry industry newbie working in my store. Usually, the people around me on a day to day basis ...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: How do I attract customers in 2012?

Just so you know, the title of this month’s column is not a statement, it’s a question. What is the newest thing I have to figure out in order to drive customers to ...

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