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Sales Truths: If You Never Fail, You Never Learn.

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WHY IT’S TRUE: When a Chrysler employee made an error that cost the company $1 million, he tried to resign. Lee Iacocca would not accept the resignation, saying: “ You can’t resign! I just spent $1 million training you.”

PLAN OF ACTION: Relying on the same old ways might feel comfortable, but it’s a sure path toward stagnation. While risk-taking is good, recklessness is not. Before you dive into a new idea, check it for reasonableness. Run new creative ideas by people who have your best interests in mind, your staff, other close non-competing jewelry store owners whose opinions you value, and maybe even a customer or two. Regardless of whether you succeed or not, you’ll be wiser and richer in experience. — DAVE RICHARDSON, JEWELRY SALES TRAINING

[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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Sales Truths: If You Never Fail, You Never Learn.

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WHY IT’S TRUE: When a Chrysler employee made an error that cost the company $1 million, he tried to resign. Lee Iacocca would not accept the resignation, saying: “ You can’t resign! I just spent $1 million training you.”

PLAN OF ACTION: Relying on the same old ways might feel comfortable, but it’s a sure path toward stagnation. While risk-taking is good, recklessness is not. Before you dive into a new idea, check it for reasonableness. Run new creative ideas by people who have your best interests in mind, your staff, other close non-competing jewelry store owners whose opinions you value, and maybe even a customer or two. Regardless of whether you succeed or not, you’ll be wiser and richer in experience. — DAVE RICHARDSON, JEWELRY SALES TRAINING

[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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