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Let The Dogs Out On Mother’s Day, Find Your Political Voice During National Business Week, and Other Important Dates In May

Also during National Etiquette Week, take the chance to discuss manners with your staff in the age of COVID-19.




Let The Dogs Out On Mother’s Day, Find Your Political Voice During National Business Week, and Other Important Dates In May

1-7 Each May, Washington uses NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK as an opportunity to pay tribute to the central contribution made by small businesses to the national economy, but that’s about where it stops. With elections looming, get active in your local business chamber and groups to ensure that the issues that matter to you, such as relief from the COVID-19 pandemic, taxes and regulatory burdens, get paid more than lip service.

10 MOTHER’S DAY quickly follows National Pet Week (May 3-9) this year. Team up with a local pet business to run a co-promotion.

14 A question for your staff at the beginning of NATIONAL ETIQUETTE WEEK: A customer extends his hand to seal a big sale. Do you a) pull away, b) shake it anyway (and plan to quickly go wash your hand), c) elbow bump, or d) other?

15 Strap on your helmet and join the 2 million Americans who will cycle to work as part of NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY. It’s about fun, fitness and clean air — and if you join your business district’s organizing committee, a good networking op.

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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