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Here’s Where Jewelers Would Most Like Some Help

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We asked readers what kind of consultant they’d like to hire.

To be a successful jewelry-store owner, you need to wear many hats. But there’s no way to be an expert at absolutely everything.

In what area would jewelers most like to get some help? We decided to find out.

As we collect responses for this year’s Big Survey, we’re bringing you a few highlights from years past. We call them Big Survey Flashbacks.

Today we bring you an item from our 2013 survey: “If you were to bring in one consultant to work with your business, it would be a …”

Here’s how the answers broke down:

  • Finance expert — 9 percent.
  • Master jeweler — 4 percent.
  • Sales trainer/motivator — 26 percent.
  • Inventory management specialist — 8 percent.
  • Advertising pro — 16
  • Social media expert — 17
  • Management/organization expert — 11
  • Family business specialist — 9

Want to have your say on the industry and what it means to own or manage an American jewelry store in 2017? Click HERE to take the latest INSTORE Big Survey. (The survey will probably take about 20 minutes to complete and is designed to be taken solely by store owners and managers.)

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Here’s Where Jewelers Would Most Like Some Help

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We asked readers what kind of consultant they’d like to hire.

To be a successful jewelry-store owner, you need to wear many hats. But there’s no way to be an expert at absolutely everything.

In what area would jewelers most like to get some help? We decided to find out.

As we collect responses for this year’s Big Survey, we’re bringing you a few highlights from years past. We call them Big Survey Flashbacks.

Today we bring you an item from our 2013 survey: “If you were to bring in one consultant to work with your business, it would be a …”

Here’s how the answers broke down:

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  • Finance expert — 9 percent.
  • Master jeweler — 4 percent.
  • Sales trainer/motivator — 26 percent.
  • Inventory management specialist — 8 percent.
  • Advertising pro — 16
  • Social media expert — 17
  • Management/organization expert — 11
  • Family business specialist — 9

Want to have your say on the industry and what it means to own or manage an American jewelry store in 2017? Click HERE to take the latest INSTORE Big Survey. (The survey will probably take about 20 minutes to complete and is designed to be taken solely by store owners and managers.)

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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