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Gene the Jeweler Calls This His ‘Best Trade Ever’ … But That’s Wishful Thinking

After yet another inventive deal, our favorite jeweler is ready to “kick out the jams”.




In this episode of the satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene talks about the the deal he struck with another local business.

They’re supposed to promote each other, and Gene considers this to be his “best trade ever.”

Working with other local businesses can, of course, be great. But in this case there’s a problem: severe lack of synergy.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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