Utilizing Business Cards

So you have collected your network…now what? Take Notes- After each conversation, jot down a few unique attributes of this individual onto the card.  This could range from appearance to conversation topics.  Be sure to write down any unique facts that you think will be a common bonding premise, such as an interest in a similar… Read More

5 Simple Tips to Extinguish Employee Burn-Out

It happens to everyone, even your brightest most valuable players will hit burn out every once and awhile.   Although we would love to be the everlasting support and cheerleaders to every member of our team twenty four hours a day, seven days a week there will be times when our employee’s motivation may fall… Read More

5 Job Skills You Can Take From Retail Into The “Real World” 2nd Edition

‘What do you want to be when you grow up,’ is my first question to all new hires.  We share a chuckle and then they express to me their dreams.  Perhaps it’s the teacher in me, but that night I will sit down at home to check to see how I can help to make thse dreams come… Read More

Using your Staff

The role of manager feels so under appreciated, and believe it is.  Though sometimes as managers we pusher ourselves beyond our means, feeling that by pulling more than our fair share of weight we are doing right by our team or our company.  But what if I told you it’s okay to step back, not… Read More