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Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

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Brain Squad” members share their thoughts on working with local businesses.

 

Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

[h2]Yes, I Do [/h2]

We try to buy from locally owned businesses for our office supplies. — Mark & Michelle Goodman; Goodman Jewelers of Abingdon, Abingdon, VA

I buy from other small businesses when I can, even paying a little more. — John Lewis; Cravens & Lewis Jewelers, Georgetown, KY

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I never shop at big-box stores. It is like selling your soul to the devil. — David Mell; The Goldsmith Jewelers, Lawrenceville, GA

I work with the flower shop and the hairdresser for weddings. It helps us all! — Donn Powers; Donn Powers Jeweler, South Milwaukee, WI

For our ladies night out we work with a local wine store. — Jeff Bergey; Bergey Jewelry, Oregon, WI

We combine ads and promotions to bring traffic to the area. — David Beduze; Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

I do a lot of barter. — Jan Domenico; JD Designs, Houston, TX

We partner with a couple of local car dealers for promotions and trade for advertising. — Susie Freeman; Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

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The more you share and give the more you receive. — Lex Harrison; GM Jewelers, San Jancinto, CA

 

[h2]No, I Don’t [/h2]

I’m tired of being stabbed in the back by my neighbors. — Steve Stempinski; Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

We only have antique stores and furniture stores and beer joints in our small town. The antique and furniture stores sell jewelry to keep afloat, which takes away from our store. — Tom & Cindy Rice; Rice’s Jewelry, Mebane, NC

Been in business 56 years, and have had many local companies wanting to co-op advertising and specials. Most aren’t in business anymore. Don’t want my name linked to these companies. — Brian Holman; Holman Jewelers, Springfield, TN

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[span class=note]This story is from the January 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

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Brain Squad” members share their thoughts on working with local businesses.

 

Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

[h2]Yes, I Do [/h2]

We try to buy from locally owned businesses for our office supplies. — Mark & Michelle Goodman; Goodman Jewelers of Abingdon, Abingdon, VA

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I buy from other small businesses when I can, even paying a little more. — John Lewis; Cravens & Lewis Jewelers, Georgetown, KY

I never shop at big-box stores. It is like selling your soul to the devil. — David Mell; The Goldsmith Jewelers, Lawrenceville, GA

I work with the flower shop and the hairdresser for weddings. It helps us all! — Donn Powers; Donn Powers Jeweler, South Milwaukee, WI

For our ladies night out we work with a local wine store. — Jeff Bergey; Bergey Jewelry, Oregon, WI

We combine ads and promotions to bring traffic to the area. — David Beduze; Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

I do a lot of barter. — Jan Domenico; JD Designs, Houston, TX

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We partner with a couple of local car dealers for promotions and trade for advertising. — Susie Freeman; Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

The more you share and give the more you receive. — Lex Harrison; GM Jewelers, San Jancinto, CA

 

[h2]No, I Don’t [/h2]

I’m tired of being stabbed in the back by my neighbors. — Steve Stempinski; Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

We only have antique stores and furniture stores and beer joints in our small town. The antique and furniture stores sell jewelry to keep afloat, which takes away from our store. — Tom & Cindy Rice; Rice’s Jewelry, Mebane, NC

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Been in business 56 years, and have had many local companies wanting to co-op advertising and specials. Most aren’t in business anymore. Don’t want my name linked to these companies. — Brian Holman; Holman Jewelers, Springfield, TN

[span class=note]This story is from the January 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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