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EVERYONE KNOWS there are two sides to every coin. In other words, everything has a flip side. It’s funny that we don’t understand that about ourselves and the way we approach business. 

Amy Grant said it well some years ago: ?The same sun that melts the wax hardens clay.? 

We see this in businesses every day. We have creative people in our workplaces who cannot add, and accountants in our stores who cannot solve problems creatively. We have salespeople who can sell watches but can’t set them. 

So here’s the thing. When you get up in the morning, where do you hide your flip side? Everyone else has one, and everyone needs to work on it. But you, the manager, the owner, are you lucky enough to have no flip side? Thank goodness. Because otherwise you’d need to hire people to help.  

I know my talent. And I know it leaves me vulnerable. That’s why I need someone who covers my flip side for me.

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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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Zen Jeweler: Heads I Win, Tails I Lose

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EVERYONE KNOWS there are two sides to every coin. In other words, everything has a flip side. It’s funny that we don’t understand that about ourselves and the way we approach business. 

Amy Grant said it well some years ago: ?The same sun that melts the wax hardens clay.? 

We see this in businesses every day. We have creative people in our workplaces who cannot add, and accountants in our stores who cannot solve problems creatively. We have salespeople who can sell watches but can’t set them. 

So here’s the thing. When you get up in the morning, where do you hide your flip side? Everyone else has one, and everyone needs to work on it. But you, the manager, the owner, are you lucky enough to have no flip side? Thank goodness. Because otherwise you’d need to hire people to help.  

I know my talent. And I know it leaves me vulnerable. That’s why I need someone who covers my flip side for me.

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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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