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Independent jewelers enjoyed a solid start to 2015 with average monthly sales climbing to $87,767, up $10,453, or 13 percent, from the same month last year. On a 12-month rolling basis, that represents growth of 0.69 percent and suggests the jewelers in our survey group — who come from across the country — are on track to enjoy 8.3 percent sales growth this year.

By the Numbers: Peer Review

If your sales growth has been more modest, you may want to look at joining a peer group. Working together with like-minded store owners, meeting regularly and comparing results can provide you with terrific benchmarking figures to grow your business. It also opens the way for the 80/20 rule to come into play. Twenty percent of the areas of your business that need attention can provide 80 percent of the results you desire. It’s hard to lift sales volume, average sale and margin all at once. Choose the one that will have the greatest impact and work on this. Ask fellow jewelers how they perform in this area. When you find someone who is doing well, ask them what they do that’s different. Above all, be open-minded. If your instant reaction is, “that can’t be achieved here,” then sure enough it won’t be.

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Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered

Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.”

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By the Numbers: Peer Review

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Independent jewelers enjoyed a solid start to 2015 with average monthly sales climbing to $87,767, up $10,453, or 13 percent, from the same month last year. On a 12-month rolling basis, that represents growth of 0.69 percent and suggests the jewelers in our survey group — who come from across the country — are on track to enjoy 8.3 percent sales growth this year.

By the Numbers: Peer Review

If your sales growth has been more modest, you may want to look at joining a peer group. Working together with like-minded store owners, meeting regularly and comparing results can provide you with terrific benchmarking figures to grow your business. It also opens the way for the 80/20 rule to come into play. Twenty percent of the areas of your business that need attention can provide 80 percent of the results you desire. It’s hard to lift sales volume, average sale and margin all at once. Choose the one that will have the greatest impact and work on this. Ask fellow jewelers how they perform in this area. When you find someone who is doing well, ask them what they do that’s different. Above all, be open-minded. If your instant reaction is, “that can’t be achieved here,” then sure enough it won’t be.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered

Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.”

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