A Lesson From A “School Marm” on Retail Management

I attribute my quick climb in retail to three key elements.  My obnoxious and infectious laugh my father left me with, my insane high standard for work ethic my mother raised me with(this also worked against me), and the unique perspective my Bachelors Degree released me with.  My concentration in college was not retail, business, finance,… Read More

When District Managers Distract

Last Wednesday as my Grandmother and I entered Pier 1 Imports and for the snowiest day of the year the store actually had three different sets of customers. The store was also filled with the laughter of five Pier 1 employees, only one wearing the blue Pier 1 apron.  One wore only a sweater and a name tag,… Read More

9 Extremely Easy Tips to Succeed in Direct Sales

So Last Ways and Means Wednesday we discussed the early stages of choosing a Direct Sales Company to commit to.  Now how do we make that commitment become a success? 1.  First Schedule 3-5 killer upfront parties (one in the family, one for work friends, one with your bestie) to announce your big new commitment and… Read More

8 ways to better market yourself on LinkedIn in 2015

Found this link Incredibly informative, and relates back to two posts I’ve made over the past week on networking, and utilizing your LinkedIn profile. http://fortune.com/2015/01/27/8-ways-to-better-market-yourself-on-linkedin-in-2015/

The Original Linked In: What is the Point of Networking?

Headhunting is no foreign idea to the retail and sales trade, as a matter of fact I cannot think of a more obvious opportunity for you to put yourself out there and prove your skills to hundreds or even thousands of strangers (or potential colleagues) a week.  I cannot count the amount of times I was asked… Read More