The Five Professional Negotiation Styles

The Five Professional Negotiation Styles

“In business, you don't get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate.” - Chester Karrass. Negotiating successfully is an essential skill for any business owner, as it is integral in working out mutually beneficial agreements or resolutions with partners,...

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How to Write a Concise Mission Statement

How to Write a Concise Mission Statement

"Entrepreneurs don't ask for permission. They act per a mission." - Ryan Lilly. As a business owner, having an effective mission statement is essential for shaping your company's focus and direction. A mission statement can serve as both motivation for you and...

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How to Avoid Groupthink in Organizations

How to Avoid Groupthink in Organizations

“The tribe often thinks the visionary has turned his back on them. When, in fact, the visionary has simply turned his face to the future.” ― Ray A. Davis Groupthink is a phenomenon that can cause even the most successful organizations to stumble. Groupthink is a set...

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How to Build a Retail Marketing Funnel

How to Build a Retail Marketing Funnel

"Marketing is telling the world you’re a rock star. Content Marketing is showing the world you are one.” - Robert Rose Are you searching for an effective way to attract more customers? With the right retail marketing funnel, you can create a customized pathway for...

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Happy New Year 2023!

Happy New Year 2023!

Wishing You & Your Family A Happy New Year From TimeWellScheduled!!!   About TimeWellScheduled TimeWellScheduled is a secure online time and attendance software that is 100% tailored to meet your scheduling needs! In addition, TimeWellScheduled facilitates...

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How to Communicate with ESL Employees – 5 Tips

How to Communicate with ESL Employees – 5 Tips

 “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” — Sundar Pichai Working in an English as a Second Language (ESL) workplace can bring many challenges, particularly regarding communication. Effective communication is...

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How to Professionally Disagree in the Workplace

How to Professionally Disagree in the Workplace

"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress." - Mahatma Gandhi. It's inevitable that you will disagree with colleagues in the workplace, but there's a professional way to express your opinion. As a business leader or employee, understanding how to...

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The Benefits of Blogging on Your Business Website

The Benefits of Blogging on Your Business Website

"Your first blog posts won't be perfect, but you just have to do it. You have to start somewhere." – Shane Barker An efficient and strategic business website is essential in today's digital age. But few businesses understand the power of blogging as part of their...

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Tips on How to Strengthen Working Relationships

Tips on How to Strengthen Working Relationships

"Treat your business relationships like friendships (or potential friendships). Formality puts up walls, and walls don't foster good business relationships." - Steve Pavlina. One of the essential factors in success is knowing how to maintain positive working...

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The Six Conditions of Customer Loyalty

The Six Conditions of Customer Loyalty

"Loyal customers, they don't just come back, they don't simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you." - Chip Bell. Customer loyalty is critical for businesses to succeed in today's hypercompetitive marketplace. It drives customer repeat...

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The Role of Legacy Advertising in 2022 and Beyond

The Role of Legacy Advertising in 2022 and Beyond

"The future is electronic. It's radio, television, and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore." - Will McDonough. In the past, legacy advertising methods such as television commercials, direct mail and radio spots were considered mandatory for businesses of...

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How to Create Sustainable Competitive Advantages

How to Create Sustainable Competitive Advantages

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business on a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace." - Michael Bergdahl, former Director of People at Walmart. Many factors go into making a successful...

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Basic Hashtag Marketing and Promotion

Basic Hashtag Marketing and Promotion

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”  Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon.com You're missing out if you're not using hashtags to market your...

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Tips on How to Understand and Manage Generation Z

Tips on How to Understand and Manage Generation Z

“My goals are to travel and become a founder of an organization to help people.” –Anonymous Female, 14 As the current business landscape evolves, more and more businesses are having to adapt to the needs of Generation Z. Born between 1995 and 2012, Gen Z is unique and...

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Happy Thanks Giving From TimeWellScheduled

Happy Thanks Giving From TimeWellScheduled

To our Amazing Customers & On Behalf of the TimeWellScheduled Team  We wish you a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Canada!!         About TimeWellScheduled.com Thank you for reading our article! TimeWellScheduled.com is a secure, online time and...

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2022 Canadian Tire Convention

2022 Canadian Tire Convention

Our TimeWellScheduled team was on site in Toronto for the 2022 Canadian Tire Convention this weekend. We were excited to meet the dealers, partners and senior staff of the 385 stores we have on our solution. And soon we will welcome more stores whom we met over the...

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5 Fun & Smart Halloween Ideas for Businesses

5 Fun & Smart Halloween Ideas for Businesses

W"Americans plan to spend more than ever to make this (2022) Halloween a memorable one," - Matthew Shay, CEO National Retail Federation (NRF) It's that time of year again! Halloween is an excellent opportunity to have a little fun and, at the same time, increase...

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The Ultimate Guide To Case Study Advertising

The Ultimate Guide To Case Study Advertising

Case studies are a great way to show potential customers what your product can do to solve their organizations' problems. A Case study is a form of marketing that B2B advertisers or salespeople can use to promote product solutions. Case studies build customer...

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How to make a Toxic Workplace Checklist

How to make a Toxic Workplace Checklist

“People don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures” - Dr. Amina Aitsi-Selmi A toxic workplace can manifest in many ways, including low morale, gossiping, bullying, and general unhappiness. However, the catalyst for a toxic environment often begins when workplace...

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How to Start Thinking Like a Boss and Get Ahead

How to Start Thinking Like a Boss and Get Ahead

"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them." -M.D. Arnold Managers and leaders, if you want to be successful, you need to start thinking like a boss. That doesn't mean being demanding or ruthless; it means being...

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Guide to Learning Basic Retail Market Research

Guide to Learning Basic Retail Market Research

As a business owner, you know that conducting thorough market research is essential to your success. Retail market research gives you insights into the size of your target audience, how competitive the environment is, and where there's room for improvement.  This...

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Successful HR Strategy & Examples – Updated 2022

Successful HR Strategy & Examples – Updated 2022

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless they are willing to climb.” –Andrew Carnegie  There's no question that HR is a critical piece of any retail operation. But with today's competitive landscape, it can be tough to create an HR strategy that works well and...

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5 High Impact Trends in Technology for Retailers

5 High Impact Trends in Technology for Retailers

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs   As retail managers, it is vital to stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Not only will this help keep retail stores operating smoothly and efficiently, but it...

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The Ultimate Guide to Shift Coverage in Retail

The Ultimate Guide to Shift Coverage in Retail

Retail Shift Coverage: 5 Practices to Ensure Shifts Are Always Covered Whether you're a small business owner with just a handful of employees or run a large retail chain, having adequate coverage is critical to keeping your customers happy and your business running...

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How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

What is a 9/80 Work Schedule? The 9 80 is a compressed work schedule that takes a two-week pay period and splits it into eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day. But, employees are still paid for the entire 80-hour work week. This means employees work nine hours a...

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How to measure employee loyalty

How to measure employee loyalty

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.” – Anne M. Mulcahy, former...

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Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

In the retail business, shift changes are a regular occurrence. And while they can be a bit chaotic at times, they can also run smoothly with the right scheduling system, policies, and best practices. This blog outlines essential tips for ensuring smooth shift...

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What is assortment planning in retail?

What is assortment planning in retail?

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" ― Benjamin Franklin. When it comes to retail, one of the biggest challenges for business owners and managers in planning the product assortment. What should be carried in the store and what shouldn't? How do you decide...

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What is Retail Environment & Retail Atmospherics?

What is Retail Environment & Retail Atmospherics?

"We look at the brand not as a piece of advertising, but everything we do communicates who Starbucks is. The place, the physical environment, really has become an extension of the brand and it's very important to the success of the company." - Howard Schultz Is retail...

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