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[dropcap cap=D]o you have a place where you can be creative? Someplace where you are completely away from all the distractions? Where you can think big thoughts?[/dropcap]

 

If not, you need to find one. And you need to go to that place at least once a week (and maybe even two or three times a week) for an hour or an hour-and-a-half each time.

For me, the place is the pool at our housing estate. I go there a couple mornings a week with a cup of coffee and my iPad. When I started, I would sit next to the pool and write. But that wasn’t good enough. Now, I actually stand in the pool while writing. (What can I say … Bangkok is a hot place.)

Important note: By big thoughts, I don’t mean big thoughts along the lines of “Why am I here?” or even “Where will my business be 10 years from now?” That’s great once in a while, but that well will run dry quickly.

What I mostly mean is creative thoughts on the smallest details of your business. Like: “What’s a fun idea for a new case display?” “What are some creative ways to build my e-mail list?” “What funny Facebook status updates can I write that will make my customers laugh over the next month?” “What can I stuff in bags that will make customers feel good?

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Invest yourself in doing this, and your business can’t help but see big results.

Wishing you the very best in business!

 

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

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Editor’s Note: Get Away From It All to Think Big Thoughts

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[dropcap cap=D]o you have a place where you can be creative? Someplace where you are completely away from all the distractions? Where you can think big thoughts?[/dropcap]

 

If not, you need to find one. And you need to go to that place at least once a week (and maybe even two or three times a week) for an hour or an hour-and-a-half each time.

For me, the place is the pool at our housing estate. I go there a couple mornings a week with a cup of coffee and my iPad. When I started, I would sit next to the pool and write. But that wasn’t good enough. Now, I actually stand in the pool while writing. (What can I say … Bangkok is a hot place.)

Important note: By big thoughts, I don’t mean big thoughts along the lines of “Why am I here?” or even “Where will my business be 10 years from now?” That’s great once in a while, but that well will run dry quickly.

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What I mostly mean is creative thoughts on the smallest details of your business. Like: “What’s a fun idea for a new case display?” “What are some creative ways to build my e-mail list?” “What funny Facebook status updates can I write that will make my customers laugh over the next month?” “What can I stuff in bags that will make customers feel good?

Invest yourself in doing this, and your business can’t help but see big results.

Wishing you the very best in business!

 

[email protected]

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

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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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