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David Brown

Have you bought a job or do you own a business?

For most people, the appeal of self-employment can consist of a number of factors but the top two answers are probably a desire for greater income and more freedom.

Often getting into self-employment can be an emotional decision made through rose-colored glasses. It has to be said, however, that few people who become self-employed ever have a desire to go back to working for someone else – the pluses do outweigh the minuses.

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Are you ready for Grand Final time?

Whenever I ask a jewelry retailer what the most important time of year is for their business, I get a look as if to say “you must be kidding right?”. Even a ten year ...

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Dealing with vendors in-store

The phone is ringing. A battery needs to be put into a watch for a customer and there is another repair to be done to a chain for a lady who will be back in five minutes....

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You and your vendor – how to make the relationship work

"A General is just as good or bad as the troops under his command make him." - Gen. Douglas McArthur

In the same way that a General depends on his soldiers to move forward...

How to eliminate your aged inventory

One of the larger banes in the life of any retailer is the problem of old product - those items you thought were a good buy, but once in-store proved not to be the case. ...
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