He says 'it’s not about how much you sell; it’s how much you make in profits.'
Meet a business person who loves metals and gemstones so much he felt he needed to open in the face of a historic health crisis.
He's looking to reinvent how his store reaches out to and connects with customers.
The podcasts will provide retailers with education from industry experts.
He describes the corporate business as "very cutthroat, very push-push".
They feature advice, interviews and inspiration.
In this jeweler-specific version, one section remains reassuringly the same.
As soon as she took her first GIA gemstone identification course, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.
She lost her boyfriend in a terrible accident. But she found meaning in the act of making jewelry.
He calls social media "the great equalizer" for small businesses.
"$20,000 seems like a lot of money ... until you open a jewelry store," she says.
No matter what your role in the industry, everybody can do something.
Her current project is marketing a gemstone that's "been buried under ice and snow for 3 billion years".
Jimmy and Doug share the 10 dumbest things they've seen happen in jewelry stores (including their own).
Have some tissues ready.
Reminder for today: Jewelry means different things to different people.
Wisconsin jeweler intended his story to be inspirational, but has to admit that it was so hard he almost gave up at one point.
Retailer says of his new location: "This was my destiny, to be here and nothing was going to stop me.”
Writing the check for that new training service is just the beginning of the improvement process.
A simple education in the 4 C's would have told the thief that this was a bad idea.
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