23 Jan

The Lively Merchant Headlines in Vegas

Catch The Lively Merchant in Vegas this week during the first Next Generation-NOW educational session at the Las Vegas Furniture Market on Tuesday, January 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the new Retailer Resource Center, WMC-C488/496. In this session,
13 Jan
09 Dec

Why Don’t You Try This?

Dr. Howard Thurman was born in 1899 in the segregated South. In 1923, Thurman graduated from Morehouse College as valedictorian. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1925, after completing his study at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He
16 Oct

Seriously?

I found the opposite end of the spectrum today at website for a furniture retailer whom we help in several areas of media. Here’s what every single page on their site says about online pricing: "Online Pricing - For a variety of reasons, including manufacturer restrictions, technical issues, and constant change, we are unable to quote prices online or by email..."
19 Jul

The Key to Success

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden What does the late John Wooden have to do with this
12 Jul

Facebook Ain’t a Fad, Pt. 2

This  article that was originally published in the June-July issue of Western Retailer magazine: …continued from Part 1.  I shared with you five easy tips to begin successfully marketing your business on Facebook and non-traditional platforms.  Those were just the
08 Jul

Facebook Ain’t a Fad, Pt. 1

This article was originally published in the June-July issue of Western Retailer magazine: Social media has become the rage of marketing in the furniture business. Those who have taken a “wait and see” attitude will soon figure out this type
05 Jul

Winners Never Quit

Sculptures are created by slowly chipping away. One blow upon the chisel with the hammer does not make the excess stone fall away and reveal a masterpiece.  The artist hits and chips away at the stone continually. And this true
25 Jun
22 Jun

Changing your Marketing Approach to Meet Consumer Demands

The late John Wooden once said, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”  Wooden’s words ring true with today’s consumerism trends.  Consider the American automobile industry.  It nearly tanked because it stood by the production of large