Category Archives: Store Design

Small Business Saturday

We are all familiar with Black Friday for large retailers and Cyber Monday for online retailers. I was curious about the history and sales volume on those two days, so I included a link to them in case you are … Continue reading

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A New Take On Store Appearance

Mine Your Own Business has frequently posted on the importance of store appearance for small businesses. Two recent ones are Store Appearance and another with Store Appearance Follow Up. Now comes an interesting article on a new twist on this … Continue reading

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Store Appearance Follow Up

We did a posting on Tuesday about the importance of store appearance for small businesses but didn't really provide any concrete suggestions for improving the look of your business. Now comes an article by Steve Strauss in USA Today that … Continue reading

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Store Appearance

We do a lot of postings on customer service, if you're curious about how many just click on the link to all of our Customer Service postings on the right hand side of this page under Categories. We do more … Continue reading

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Recession Benefit

We've done numerous postings on the terrible toll the recession has taken on everyone and especially small businesses, now comes an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal that points out one benefit of the awful economy. It describes how … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2009 – Part 8

Here is a link to a very good article listing another 12 ways to improve your business in 2009. That brings our list to 47, any more ideas to make our list complete? Thanks, Bill

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50 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2009 – Part 7

Here are five tips for Marketing (not Selling) on the Internet: Whenever possible collect email addresses from your customers. Use the collected email addresses to alert customers of sales or store events using this free e-mail software. Use the email … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2009 – Part 6

Here are four more posted to Mine Your Own Business: Tell your spouse you Love them everyday. Keep your store clean, clean. Let your positive attitude be the first thing your customer notices about you. Under promise and over deliver. … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2009 – Part 5

Here are my 5, bringing our list up to 26: Survey Your Customers. Paint At Least One Part of Your Store. Clean the Carpets.  Replace if Beyond Hope. Read a Business Book.  (“Good to Great” is still a great book.) … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2009 – Part 4

6 more tips from John Kaido – SR. Vice President Home Floor Care Formulate and rehearse a "Quick Demo" that has "Wow" impact with customers. When customers enter your store with a vacuum for repair, ask them if it's a … Continue reading

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