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Do You Or Don’t You … Have a Board of Advisers?

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Do You Or Don’t You … Have a Board of Advisers?We conduct focus groups throughout the year to keep track of where we are and what we need to improve on. — Daniel Pugh; Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers, Zanesville, OH

Polygon! — Jeff Vierk; Vierk’s Fine Jewelry, Lafayette, IN

Focus Business Management! — Steve Hunt; S & S Jewelry, New Martinsville, WV

Independent Jewelers Organization — great for bouncing ideas off one another. — David Mann; David Mann Jewelers, Geneseo, NY

I just started trying to create a local mentoring group — local businessmen in various industries who are able/willing to share ideas. — Peter Tims; White Mountain Jewelers, Show Low, AZ

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Scull & Co., a retired CPA and my current CPA. — Woody Justice; Justice Jewelers, Springfield, MO

John Hersey International. They offer an amazing leadership program with employee profiles and personal counseling. — Stephenie Bjorkman; Sami Fine Jewelry, Fountain Hills, AZ

Edge Retail Academy helps us to look at our stock turn, inventory, return on investment, number of clients, vendors, promotions etc. — Linda Griffiths; Hoovers Jewelers, Kearney, NE

We have a board of advisers consisting of 12 jewelers from all over the country, getting together twice a year. Our group is hosted by Abe Sherman of BIG and renamed Plexus. It’s an incredible, dynamic experience and has helped all of us be better stores. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co., Rockford, IL

I belong to the Southeastern Jewelers Alliance. We help each other on store issues and give advice and guidance to each other. — Bill Warren; The Gold Mine, Hudson, NC

Continental Buying Group officers and members. — Karl Sachs; Sachs Jewelers, Shrewsbury, MA

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Small Business Association. It’s free, and the director is my counselor who checks out our numbers and advises us annually. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

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Have tried before but found it unrewarding. — John Przeclawski; Jewelry Plus, Casselberry, FL

I have a business degree, and if I do not know what I am doing by now, oh well! Most jewelry store owners may be good at jewelry or art, but they do not
know how to run a business. They buy with their hearts and not with their heads. You have to use both to stay in business. — John Anthony; John Anthony Jewelers, Bala-Cynwyd, PA

I am the board. I don’t need anyone telling me how to run my business. I’ve got government to do that. — Joe Donlon; Donlon’s Quality Time, Ventura, CA

I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years, and although I like to keep up with current trends via books, magazines and the Internet, I’m pretty confident that I know what works for my business. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Do You Or Don’t You … Have a Board of Advisers?

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[componentheading]Yes, I Do[/componentheading]

Do You Or Don’t You … Have a Board of Advisers?We conduct focus groups throughout the year to keep track of where we are and what we need to improve on. — Daniel Pugh; Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers, Zanesville, OH

Polygon! — Jeff Vierk; Vierk’s Fine Jewelry, Lafayette, IN

Focus Business Management! — Steve Hunt; S & S Jewelry, New Martinsville, WV

Independent Jewelers Organization — great for bouncing ideas off one another. — David Mann; David Mann Jewelers, Geneseo, NY

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I just started trying to create a local mentoring group — local businessmen in various industries who are able/willing to share ideas. — Peter Tims; White Mountain Jewelers, Show Low, AZ

Scull & Co., a retired CPA and my current CPA. — Woody Justice; Justice Jewelers, Springfield, MO

John Hersey International. They offer an amazing leadership program with employee profiles and personal counseling. — Stephenie Bjorkman; Sami Fine Jewelry, Fountain Hills, AZ

Edge Retail Academy helps us to look at our stock turn, inventory, return on investment, number of clients, vendors, promotions etc. — Linda Griffiths; Hoovers Jewelers, Kearney, NE

We have a board of advisers consisting of 12 jewelers from all over the country, getting together twice a year. Our group is hosted by Abe Sherman of BIG and renamed Plexus. It’s an incredible, dynamic experience and has helped all of us be better stores. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co., Rockford, IL

I belong to the Southeastern Jewelers Alliance. We help each other on store issues and give advice and guidance to each other. — Bill Warren; The Gold Mine, Hudson, NC

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Continental Buying Group officers and members. — Karl Sachs; Sachs Jewelers, Shrewsbury, MA

Small Business Association. It’s free, and the director is my counselor who checks out our numbers and advises us annually. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

[componentheading]No, I Don’t[/componentheading]

Have tried before but found it unrewarding. — John Przeclawski; Jewelry Plus, Casselberry, FL

I have a business degree, and if I do not know what I am doing by now, oh well! Most jewelry store owners may be good at jewelry or art, but they do not
know how to run a business. They buy with their hearts and not with their heads. You have to use both to stay in business. — John Anthony; John Anthony Jewelers, Bala-Cynwyd, PA

I am the board. I don’t need anyone telling me how to run my business. I’ve got government to do that. — Joe Donlon; Donlon’s Quality Time, Ventura, CA

I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years, and although I like to keep up with current trends via books, magazines and the Internet, I’m pretty confident that I know what works for my business. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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