Economy

What's Going on With Retail?

People seem to be out shopping and the retail news seems to be positive. Could it really be true? I decided to call , Rebecca Marion Flach, Vice President of Membership and Communication for the Retail Council of New York State. As Vice President of Membership and Communication for the Retail Council, exactly what do …

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Do You Know Where You're Going?

I hope this article is timely for you; it is for me.  For many of us the  economy is still moping along and we’re trying to figure out what to do next. Consumers are changing their buying habits, myself included. Friends are downsizing their lifestyles and examining their life choices. The recession may be over, …

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Having Trouble Doing Business? Maybe It's Not a Lack of Customers

I keep hearing how business is so terrible and how there are no customers. And then I run into retailers like Taylor Flooring and Homevalue who tell me there are fewer customers but they’re doing good business and are seeing new ones. Of course during this time you have to trim down your costs but …

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Want to Build Your Customer Base? Learn How to Stay Close to Them

Everything you read, no matter where you turn, is a story about a retailer cutting their workforce or closing their doors. The latest cuts include Home Depot, Starbucks and Macy’s. The reasons are largely due to the disappearing cusotmer, but a large part is simply a lack of vision and an understanding of one's core customer. For …

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