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I love Mark Twain. There’s never been anybody better at saying smart things in a way even the dumbest person could understand.

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I love Mark Twain. There’s never been anybody better at saying smart things in a way even the dumbest person could understand.

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The quote above is Twain at his trenchant best.

Maybe your business is struggling. Or maybe it’s just not succeeding as you expect.

If so, ask yourself … what are you sure about? What are you absolutely super-sure about?

Owners of a certain type of store might ask themselves: am I absolutely super-sure that the number-one factor that determines whether customers buy from me is price?

Another type of owner might ask: Am I absolutely super-sure my customers’ tastes in jewelry have not changed while mine have stayed the same? (Or vice versa.)

And another might query himself: Am I absolutely super-sure that the friendly customer-service I brag about is all that friendly? And even if it is, am I absolutely super-sure that “friendly service” is a feature at all and not a minimum requirement of owning a retail business?

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Keep asking yourself the tough questions.

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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The Things You Know For Sure (+ Wallpaper)

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I love Mark Twain. There’s never been anybody better at saying smart things in a way even the dumbest person could understand.

Download a desktop wallpaper version of this graphic. 1920×1200 or 2560 x1440

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I love Mark Twain. There’s never been anybody better at saying smart things in a way even the dumbest person could understand.

The quote above is Twain at his trenchant best.

Maybe your business is struggling. Or maybe it’s just not succeeding as you expect.

If so, ask yourself … what are you sure about? What are you absolutely super-sure about?

Owners of a certain type of store might ask themselves: am I absolutely super-sure that the number-one factor that determines whether customers buy from me is price?

Another type of owner might ask: Am I absolutely super-sure my customers’ tastes in jewelry have not changed while mine have stayed the same? (Or vice versa.)

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And another might query himself: Am I absolutely super-sure that the friendly customer-service I brag about is all that friendly? And even if it is, am I absolutely super-sure that “friendly service” is a feature at all and not a minimum requirement of owning a retail business?

Keep asking yourself the tough questions.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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