Pop up stores are here and they may be reinvigorating retail throughout the United States. As a teenager in the 1980s, I spent an inordinate amount of time at the local shopping mall. Roosevelt Field Mall became my home away from home. My sister worked at Macy's. She would drive to work, drop me off… Continue reading Reinvigorating Retail through Pop Up Stores
Do you ever think about how you can "pay it forward" in the business world? This may not be an easy question, but I think it's an important one to ask. So many business people are always looking for what they can get out of a deal that they forget to pay their debts… Continue reading Paying It Forward
A young friend of mine launched an Etsy business this month. I watched from a distance as she carefully photographed and listed her products. She celebrated her first sales...and then came hot on the heels of those first transactions, her very first return. She was devastated. She took to social media to share her… Continue reading 4 Things Smart Online Sellers Learn from Customer Complaints
Stock photos for business websites are boring. I don’t care which website you’re looking at; most feature one or more of the following People in gray or black business attire around a conference table Hands at a keyboard/calculator Desks Office buildings Binary code to make you think of “high tech” Two people shaking hands Did… Continue reading Why Are Stock Photos for Business Websites So Darned Boring?
It pays to be nice, at least according to a new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York. In the study, researchers examined the leadership styles and results achieved by 1,000 members of the Taiwanese military and 200 people in corporate America. The results? Leaders who emphasized human relationships, empathy, and consideration for… Continue reading Nice Managers Finish First