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This Is a Rut You Absolutely Need to Break Out of Starting Now

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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: breaking out of the event rut.)


If your events seem a bit lifeless or aren’t leading to as many sales as you’d like, you might be in a rut.

The holiday season is the perfect time to break out of it.

Mixing up your event music can go a long way to adding some spark to your events.

“Classical music is fine day to day, but for parties, it’s not going to entice you to go shopping,” says Jen Cullen Williams of Luxury Brand Group.

“Go to any store targeted toward millennials and it’s going to have music that moves. It’s got to have some energy to it.”

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For another spin on a traditional idea, turn your ladies night out wish-list event into a couples party. It can be more fun and sometimes lead to big sales right on the spot, says Karen Hollis of K Hollis Jewelers in Batavia, IL.

“It helps guys get ideas and makes them want to shop early to make sure that the item will still be here,” she says.

Hollis invites her top 100 customers and has hosted as many as 30 couples at a time.

 

 

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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This Is a Rut You Absolutely Need to Break Out of Starting Now

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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: breaking out of the event rut.)


If your events seem a bit lifeless or aren’t leading to as many sales as you’d like, you might be in a rut.

The holiday season is the perfect time to break out of it.

Mixing up your event music can go a long way to adding some spark to your events.

“Classical music is fine day to day, but for parties, it’s not going to entice you to go shopping,” says Jen Cullen Williams of Luxury Brand Group.

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“Go to any store targeted toward millennials and it’s going to have music that moves. It’s got to have some energy to it.”

For another spin on a traditional idea, turn your ladies night out wish-list event into a couples party. It can be more fun and sometimes lead to big sales right on the spot, says Karen Hollis of K Hollis Jewelers in Batavia, IL.

“It helps guys get ideas and makes them want to shop early to make sure that the item will still be here,” she says.

Hollis invites her top 100 customers and has hosted as many as 30 couples at a time.

 

 

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Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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