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Here’s an identity exercise: Imagine your store as a radio station.

Would it be Top-40, golden oldies, classical music, indie rock, hair metal, avant-garde jazz?

Decided which? Go further. If you selected Top 40, think of what a top-40 store would look like, what product it would carry, how its advertising might look, the video loops that would play on t in-store TVs, how its salespeople would dress and what little gifts they would stuff in customer’s bags after they made a purchase.

Done with that? Go further. Think of your store as a single artist. Are you Taylor Swift? Toby Keith? Eminem? Motley Crue? Grizzly Bear? Bruce Springsteen? Rachmaninoff?

Did it? Go further. If you selected Bruce Springsteen, think about what a store owned by Bruce Springsteen would look like, what product it would carry, etc.

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Done? Go further. Think of your store as a single song. (Doesn’t necessarily have to be your favorite.) How would you represent the feeling of that song in your decor? How would you convey the attitude of that song in your advertising. Etc, etc. Try a different song. Repeat.

Give it a try. And be sure to let us know the results.





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Imagine Your Store As a Radio Station

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Here’s an identity exercise: Imagine your store as a radio station.

Would it be Top-40, golden oldies, classical music, indie rock, hair metal, avant-garde jazz?

Decided which? Go further. If you selected Top 40, think of what a top-40 store would look like, what product it would carry, how its advertising might look, the video loops that would play on t in-store TVs, how its salespeople would dress and what little gifts they would stuff in customer’s bags after they made a purchase.

Done with that? Go further. Think of your store as a single artist. Are you Taylor Swift? Toby Keith? Eminem? Motley Crue? Grizzly Bear? Bruce Springsteen? Rachmaninoff?

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Did it? Go further. If you selected Bruce Springsteen, think about what a store owned by Bruce Springsteen would look like, what product it would carry, etc.

Done? Go further. Think of your store as a single song. (Doesn’t necessarily have to be your favorite.) How would you represent the feeling of that song in your decor? How would you convey the attitude of that song in your advertising. Etc, etc. Try a different song. Repeat.

Give it a try. And be sure to let us know the results.





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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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