Monthly Archives: August 2012

7 Reasons to Consider a Blog: Advice for Independent Retailers

You've got a good website. You've even setup a Facebook page, and you're considering Twitter and Pinterest. And now we're throwing a blog into the mix. Do you really need all this social media? Maybe not. You don't want to … Continue reading

Posted in Business | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Story Worth Repeating

Sometimes you stumble upon a story that just needs to be re-told. This one resonated with me: An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Setting Your Training Objectives

Training Objectives Once you have commited to a training program, it's a good idea to think about your training objectives. Don't think that you can simply repurpose your company goals as training objectives. Objectives need to be much more specific … Continue reading

Posted in Management, training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Determining Your Training Needs

Training Needs Analysis – A First Step If you think you might need a training program for your sales force, the first step is to conduct a needs analysis. A thorough needs analysis will take some time and effort, but … Continue reading

Posted in Management, training | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Training Problem

Do you think that you have a training problem? I don't think so. If you went to the hospital with a broken arm and they put a cast on your arm would you say that you have a cast problem? … Continue reading

Posted in Management, training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 myths about training

3 common myths about training are revealed. Continue reading

Posted in training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Lessons for Appliance Dealers from Indie Bookstores

Independent Appliance Dealers: Seven ideas to improve business Continue reading

Posted in Appliances, Bookstores, Business, Management | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment