Here is a snip from the article, see link at bottom for the whole thing…

As small retailers, it’s even more important that we have the inventory in stock.  It’s another one of those customer service elements that can separate us from the big guys.

A bit ago, I wrote about the need for newness.  And that’s true.  You need to offer new products for your customers.  But if you’re going to discontinue a line, make sure it’s for the right reasons as follows: (more…)


WOW!  January just FLEW by and ladies I have been busy busy with appointments!!  Hope you have too!!  I promise to post a few things that I thought were GOOD.  🙂  Maybe I need a few contributors??  Whatcha think?

As long as you are going to go about your day thinking anyway, you may as well “think big”. Anyone can think small, and most people do. In fact, most people keep themselves in the same place in life, doing the exact same thing, without significant growth or change because of limited or conditioned thinking.

It is probably true that many of your current and future clients are living in that place right now. Who better to support them than you? The coach who is thinking big.

Ideas: (more…)

For successful retailers, offering the optimum level of choice – or selection – is often a defining brand characteristic. Typically, one thinks of selection as the quantity and variety of SKUs, but at some point in the purchase process, there’s a more fundamental decision shoppers make: “How am I going to pay for this?” 

Often the primary consumer driver for which payment option to use is economic, or it may be a simple behavioral response – “Whatever gets me through this line quickest.” For many, it’s simply ingrained…a cultural predisposition toward cash, credit or debit.

Choice in these matters can be very important to consumers, but lately perhaps more on the mind of retailers for two primary reasons:

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Well… what do you guys think????


What are YOUR new year’s resolutions???

I think I am sticking with the standard run of the mill…

  • Exercise more
  • Eat healthy
  • Drink more water
  • Powerstart every month

etc etc etc

JanMarie posted:

 JanMarieNSD-Emeretis Says: December 27, 2007 at 1:37 pm e

Hi ladies

Just wanted to post this, as this is off topic:

I have been an avid poster and blog communicator with the Mary Kay world for many years under different names for different boards. I have also viewed PT from time to time which regardless of what else you can say she does seem to have a good source of information. So I am in the middle of the road. (more…)