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Fill in the Blank: Gonna Be a Good Day

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Welcome to “Fill in the Blank”, a weekly helping of nutritious thought for growing jewelry store-owners. Instructions: Fill in the blank with the first thing that comes into your mind. Think of these as a Rorschach test for jewelers. Oh, and for extra credit, you might explain in a separate paragraph why you think answered the way you did. Because that’s always interesting, too — the so-called “method behind the madness”.

Alright, I _______. That means it’s gonna be a good day.

Thanks for participating! And check back every Friday for more blank-filling mayhem.

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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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