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Why Aren’t There More Jewelry-Store Sitters?

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Here’s an idea floated recently on the Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook forum that needs serious follow-up — jewelry-store sitters. These would be retired jewelry professionals who could fill in when a store owner needs to take a vacation. It’s something dairy farmers have done for decades (the risk of exploding cows means they can’t just lock up and go away). Create a freelancer.com-style app for this and you could be an industry hero.


This article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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