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I know a lot of jewelers who never shop their competition. I’d like them to consider this. A plumber came into my store the other day. He’s a good and loyal client and we got to talking about how he does business. Get this: He’s had eight Dale Carnegie trainers come and talk to his staff of 30. In fact, he just got back from the national convention, where he spoke on employee retention. This plumber, and anyone like him, is now your competition. Even if you drive across town to sit in the parking lot of another jewelry store, to secretly congratulate yourself because there’s no one in her parking lot (and smugly drive home thinking you can now save all that money on the training you don’t have to do), you are missing the point. Training is not just for retailers. A bathroom can cost $50,000 to $100,000, these days. And then there’s the new kitchen, another addition, a car, a bar, cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic surgery. It’s time you felt some urgency. Pick up the phone or call a meeting, and soon you’ll be greeting more clients. Or just sit still and write a will. Your kids can handle training.

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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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Zen Jeweler: Plumbing The Competition

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I know a lot of jewelers who never shop their competition. I’d like them to consider this. A plumber came into my store the other day. He’s a good and loyal client and we got to talking about how he does business. Get this: He’s had eight Dale Carnegie trainers come and talk to his staff of 30. In fact, he just got back from the national convention, where he spoke on employee retention. This plumber, and anyone like him, is now your competition. Even if you drive across town to sit in the parking lot of another jewelry store, to secretly congratulate yourself because there’s no one in her parking lot (and smugly drive home thinking you can now save all that money on the training you don’t have to do), you are missing the point. Training is not just for retailers. A bathroom can cost $50,000 to $100,000, these days. And then there’s the new kitchen, another addition, a car, a bar, cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic surgery. It’s time you felt some urgency. Pick up the phone or call a meeting, and soon you’ll be greeting more clients. Or just sit still and write a will. Your kids can handle training.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

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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