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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How to be Assertive and less Agreeable in Business

How to be Assertive and less Agreeable in Business

Have you ever felt you're not being heard in meetings or conversations with your peers? If so, you likely need to work on your assertive communication skills. Assertiveness is a key ingredient for success in the business world, and anyone can learn it. In this post,...

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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 close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

How to close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

No matter how great your product or service is, you won't make any money if you can't close the sale. In this blog post, we'll share five proven methods to close a sale in retail. Implement these techniques, and you'll see an increase in sales and profits! What are...

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How to measure employee loyalty

How to measure employee loyalty

Whether you're a small business or a large corporation, retaining your employees is essential to your success. But how can you tell if your employees are content and satisfied in their roles? And more importantly, how can you keep them from jumping ship the first...

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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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What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

"You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there's a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there." — Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks. In order to be a successful retail business owner or manager, it's essential to understand the...

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How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer's always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. - Nora Roberts Retail upselling is important for online sales and brick-and-mortar retail businesses. It...

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What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

"A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is—it is what consumers tell each other it is." – Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit 287% higher purchase rate when marketers use three or more channels in any one campaign versus those using a single-channel campaign....

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What are the five key points of selling retail?

What are the five key points of selling retail?

Solution-selling is a proven 5-point method of selling retail "solutions" rather than products by utilizing the following retail strategy: Greet customers, Identify their pain points or problem, Probe for Information and clarification Propose a value-added solution,...

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What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

Did you know that retail theft is the most common crime in the US! In fact, 1 out of 11 Americans are shoplifters! On top of that, did you know that 33% percent of people surveyed admit to having shoplifted at least once in their life. That's 1 in 3 people! It's a...

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How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

As a small business owner, you're always looking for ways to save money and streamline your operations. One way to do this is by implementing a cost-effective return to vendor process. This article will outline some tips on making this process as painless as possible...

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Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

When it comes to holding an effective staff meeting, having a well-organized agenda is essential. By taking the time to create and follow an agenda, you can ensure that your meeting runs smoothly and that everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas....

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What is Social Retail?

What is Social Retail?

Social retail is a new marketing concept that combines social media interaction with traditional and digital outlets to engage with consumers and sell. The idea behind social retail is simple: reward individuals for sharing items they like. The popularity of social...

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Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

At TimeWellScheduled.com, the thing we do best is, automate and optimize your businesses' scheduling process. Take for example, a schedule of employee availability. It’s an essential document that shows when your employees are available to work. This document is often...

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Tips for getting your open shift filled

Tips for getting your open shift filled

Open Shifts!$? Are you a retail manager struggling to fill an open shift? Are you looking for solutions on how to get it filled? Maybe you're an employee looking for a way to make some extra money? Or, perhaps you need a shift covered? It's no secret that open shifts...

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How AI is changing retail

How AI is changing retail

Business people know that retail is changing at an extremely fast pace. Driven by the global pandemic, regional conflicts, and other disruptions, leaders in the retail industry are looking to AI for solutions more than at any time before. AI systems and software...

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Buddy punching: What you need to know

Buddy punching: What you need to know

Employee buddy punching is an expensive problem for many business owners! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, buddy punching costs US employers upwards of $373 million a year. What's more, Sixteen percent of US employees who track time openly admit to...

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Business 101: The 4 Management Functions

Business 101: The 4 Management Functions

The managerial process encompasses four management functions, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Each function is important in its own right, although they all work in unison for the purpose of achieving organizational goals. In this blog post,...

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Why Businesses Need Social Media in Media Kits

Why Businesses Need Social Media in Media Kits

Every business needs a media kit. A media kit is a collection of information and materials that you can use to promote your company to the media. Your media kit should include everything from your company profile and mission statement to fact sheets and press...

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How to use Professional Networking Effectively

How to use Professional Networking Effectively

Are you looking to build relationships with other business professionals in your area? Professional networking can be a great way to expand your circle of contacts, learn from others in your industry, and find potential referral partners. This blog post will discuss...

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How to Improve Team Dynamics – An Overview

How to Improve Team Dynamics – An Overview

When it comes to business, team dynamics is critical. A well-functioning team can accomplish great things, but a dysfunctional team can quickly derail even the best intentions. If you're looking to improve your team dynamics, there are numerous things you can do. In...

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The Best Reason To Use a Biometric Time Clock

The Best Reason To Use a Biometric Time Clock

Did you know the first known recorded timeclock is over 3,200 years old? On Feb 15, 2022, scientists found a 3,200-Year-Old Egyptian tablet providing evidence that ancient Egyptians recorded attendance and absences from work. The timeclock was called an ostracon. An...

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How do I greet customers at retail stores?

How do I greet customers at retail stores?

When greeting a customer, it's essential to be polite and professional. Use a warm and friendly tone, and greet them by name if you know it. Be sure to greet everyone who enters your store, even if they don't buy anything. A simple hello can make a big difference in...

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What is business continuity planning?

What is business continuity planning?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) lays out the steps and procedures a company will follow before, during, and in the wake of a disaster to maintain maximum functionality during the emergency and get its operations back to normal in the shortest possible time. Every...

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How should a good business leader be?

How should a good business leader be?

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."-John Maxwell. Being a leader in business is more than just having a position of authority. It's about using that power to impact people inside and outside of the...

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Analytics in Big Data

Analytics in Big Data

When making data-driven decisions, businesses need to understand and analyze their data. Thankfully, several different analytics tools can help with this. Companies can quickly get insights into customer behavior, market trends, and more by using the right tool for...

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What is a gig worker?

What is a gig worker?

The term "gig" is jargon for "temporary job." You've likely heard it used conversationally, especially when freelancers say, "I've booked a gig." Additionally, you've probably heard of a "gig economy," which means a free market system in which businesses use...

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Implement Change Management

Implement Change Management

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Socrates Making changes in your small business can be daunting, but it is critical for growth. Many changes, such as process improvements or new technology...

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Human Resources Information System – HRIS

Human Resources Information System – HRIS

Most successful companies today have HRIS systems. A human resources information system, or HRIS, is an essential tool. Companies that have successfully implemented HRIS systems include Google, Apple, and Microsoft. These companies have used their HRIS systems to...

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Employee Retention Strategy in 2022

Employee Retention Strategy in 2022

"People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." - Dale Carnegie. The "great resignation" describes the growing trend of mass resignations in every economic sector. People quit their jobs for many reasons, but most people say they...

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Conducting Job Interviews

Conducting Job Interviews

Unsure of how to conduct job interviews? This blog post will give you some tips on making the process run smoothly and help you determine whether or not the candidate is a good fit for your company

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