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It’s the economy: The “R” word. Leveraging your options.

Quick. What's on your mind? With political rhetoric reaching election-day fever pitch, news headlines trumpeting Wall Street bailouts and mortgage market meltdowns and the peak-selling Holiday season just around the corner, it's pretty safe to say it's the economy. Will sales be strong this season? How are my clients being affected? Should I shift my sales strategy? Alter my inventory?

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The Retailer’s Perspective - And another thing...

I was recently asked to speak by the Minnesota/North Dakota Jewelers Association. I had several topics in mind before the economy melted and discussing that took up most ...

Turn off the tube, and turn on opportunity! Three enjoyable ways to increase your motivation and sales

Your parents warned you of it. Your high school homework suffered because of it. And now I'm going to repeat it!

"Turn off that television!"

OK, maybe not turn it off compl...

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Internet Marketing Strategies - Keywords the key to Internet success

Keywords are the words and phrases that people type into a search engine in order to find a website offering the information they are looking for. The search engine uses...

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The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

OK. Let's make a quick word connection - think cameo . ‘Grandma' is your answer? Try again. The ancient art of cameo making, old as it is, has undergone a sensational mak...

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A legend in his own time

A legend in his own time

In a society filled with mistrust and cynicism, it is refreshing to hear good news. It's nice to know that every newsworthy event is not one of hurt and harm and mayhem....

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Armena Refinery - Enjoying the ride

There's nothing quite like a really good roller coaster. Combine speed with hills and loops and hairpin turns, and you are in for a terrific ride. The same cannot be sa...

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Angels in the Alamo

Angels in the Alamo

Alamo Gold and Silver honors fallen officers

Every once in a while I come across someone in the industry who moves me; someone who's found a way to use their business to i...

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Let’s talk shops duex

Earlier this year I wrote an article about the relationship between retail stores and trade shops. I got quite a bit of feedback from both sides of the equation and decid...

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