Is it time to hire an employee?

hiring the right employeeSo you have got your business up, running, and there is some routine to the whole thing whether you are a retailer, or own another sort of business. Congratulations! I applaud you and hope you are setting new goals each year, each month, each week, and each day.

What I want to discuss today is what happens the day that your business cannot be run by you alone anymore! The hiring process can be grueling work on many different levels and should not be taken lightly. I’m talking about acquiring the right people and forming relationships with everyone you depend on to make your store run, and in my case, it was my floor salespeople to my storefront commercial window cleaning service.

This is your business and your personal vision so it is important, especially when your employee is working face to face with customers, that person understands exactly what you expect. I always hoped I would hire someone like the person I became …

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A new age for clothing sales

So if you own a clothing business you are probably wondering and hopeful about how this new year will be for sales. What is this economy going to do? Will the new presidency make a difference, and what if any? What will small businesses face going into the new year? We can only hope that it will be good for the economy.

If you have been in business awhile then you probably have major sales going on this month and are concentrating on marketing, marketing, marketing! Make sure you are sending your email blasts weekly and thanking every sale the next day!

As well as following up with people the next week and don’t forget to let them know about new items the second they come in! If you know your customer then you shouldn’t have any problems. If you have picked the right location for your shop you should be more than okay this year. If you know how to scale back depending on …

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