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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hellberg's Jewelers Website Review

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Every week, usually on Friday, I write a website review. This week, I'm publishing my review a couple days early because I have something special planned for Friday. The goal of my website reviews is to dissect the online efforts for a random local retail jeweler. I don't bother reviewing the websites for chain stores because I want to illustrate how a local jeweler can improve a similar site like their own.

I find my website candidates by searching Google using the Chrome browser set to incognito mode. Incognito mode is good to use whe...

AT: 04/20/2016 12:16:41 PM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Passing The Family Business On To The Next Generation #TBT

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As a coach and a mentor, I'm often asked a variety of unexpected questions. Over the last week, I was working with another client to help them plan for their retirement. Their retirement is many years away, but right now, they needed some help planning their future profits and if they should sell the business or if their children will take it over.

Their children are in their early 20s and haven't committed to working in the store. Both children finished their non-jewelry college educa...

AT: 04/14/2016 07:39:44 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Planning Your Jewelry Store's Profitable Future

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Last week, I was doing a little research into the US census data on this website. The U.S. business census data is captured every 5 years, but there's a delay before the information is published. The 2012 was only recently published.

Shrinking Number of Retail Jewelry Stores

The data shows that there were only 16,847 corporations that classified themselves as "jewelry stores" in 2012, and there were 2...

AT: 04/08/2015 11:55:34 AM   0 COMMENTS
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