Monthly Archives: August 2006

A Tale of Two Retailers

This is the fifth in our series based on Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America, a 64 page white paper by Jack Stanyon, underwritten by the George H. Baum Community Charitable Trust, the Illinois … Continue reading

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If Things Are So Bad, Who’s Buying All Those Flat Screen TVs?

According to Forbes.com, whining about the economy is one of our oldest pastimes.  In "The American Standard of Whining" reporter Virginia Postrel points out that things aren’t nearly as bad as some would have us believe.  More proof of the … Continue reading

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Event Marketing

From Mike Santoro’s Nailing Customers, here’s a post, Eight Truths to Running a Good Customer Event, on Nike’s recent Run Hit Remix, held in Chicago.  While you’re not likely to run an event on the scale of the Nike event … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

First, thanks to all of you who have taken the time to take our on-line survey.  Your opinions are important to us and we want to give you information that will help you run a profitable business.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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WhizBang! Tips

For our non-sewing readers, Baby Lock Tech is our annual educational event for our authorized Baby Lock Sewing Machine dealers.  This year’s edition was held this week here in St. Louis.  It’s one of the premier dealer events in the … Continue reading

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Competition

This is the fourth in our series based on Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America, a 64 page white paper by Jack Stanyon, underwritten by the George H. Baum Community Charitable Trust, the Illinois … Continue reading

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That’s a LOT of Vacuum Cleaners

In 1998, Tacony Corporation made the decision to move production of our very successful line of upright vacuum cleaners from the Far East to a factory in the United States.  Our senior management believed (and they were right!) that we … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Vanities

Carnival of the Vanities describes itself as the longest running blog carnival on the internet.  If you’re new to blogging, a blog carnival is a weekly collection of posts, usually hosted by a different blog each week.  The carnival host … Continue reading

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Value

This is the third in our series based on Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America, a 64 page white paper by Jack Stanyon, underwritten by the George H. Baum Community Charitable Trust, the Illinois … Continue reading

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Personalization

This is the second in our series based on Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America, a 64 page white paper by Jack Stanyon, underwritten by the George H. Baum Community Charitable Trust, the Illinois … Continue reading

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