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No company is perfect, but with help from this issue’s lead story, you can transform your team. 

At INSTORE magazine, each and every person is a key asset. And it’s the collaboration of our talented editorial, design, web and sales teams that gets the job done. Without each of those individuals working together as a unit, we would not be able to provide you with fresh insights and daily advice (make sure to subscribe to our daily newsletters at instr.us/v). 

Ok, truth be told, behind the magic curtain is a company much like yours that doesn’t always run seamlessly. We have new product launches regularly, new competitors, changes in staff and various other challenges. It can sometimes seem insurmountable. 

How do we overcome those challenges? The same way you can: motivation. When the regular flow of business is disrupted, we rely on our unique culture and incentives to motivate the team to persevere and exceed expectations.

I encourage you to take to heart this month’s big story, not simply to develop cool motivational tools for your business, but to look at this process strategically. Build your culture through an overarching web of motivational incentives and see how your team works beyond their assigned responsibilities to provide your store with the competitive edge to succeed. 

Wishing you success,

Matthijs Braakman

Publisher, SmartWork Media

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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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To Achieve More, You Must Motivate Better

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No company is perfect, but with help from this issue’s lead story, you can transform your team. 

At INSTORE magazine, each and every person is a key asset. And it’s the collaboration of our talented editorial, design, web and sales teams that gets the job done. Without each of those individuals working together as a unit, we would not be able to provide you with fresh insights and daily advice (make sure to subscribe to our daily newsletters at instr.us/v). 

Ok, truth be told, behind the magic curtain is a company much like yours that doesn’t always run seamlessly. We have new product launches regularly, new competitors, changes in staff and various other challenges. It can sometimes seem insurmountable. 

How do we overcome those challenges? The same way you can: motivation. When the regular flow of business is disrupted, we rely on our unique culture and incentives to motivate the team to persevere and exceed expectations.

I encourage you to take to heart this month’s big story, not simply to develop cool motivational tools for your business, but to look at this process strategically. Build your culture through an overarching web of motivational incentives and see how your team works beyond their assigned responsibilities to provide your store with the competitive edge to succeed. 

Wishing you success,

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Matthijs Braakman

Publisher, SmartWork Media

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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