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Will You Attend The Greatest Workshop Ever Assembled for Jewelry Retailers?

Jimmy DeGroot and Peter Smith discuss the upcoming Brain Trust Workshop at The INSTORE Show.




On Saturday, August 12, at The INSTORE Show in Rosemont, IL, the most impressive roster of management trainers ever assembled will facilitate a day-long workshop targeted to retail jewelry store owners. In this video, Jimmy DeGroot of Train Retail and The Jewelry Training Institute and Peter Smith of The Retail Smiths share why this workshop is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed by any jewelry retailer who wants to not only take their business to the next level, but make lifelong friends with their peers while they do it.

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Smith and DeGroot as well as Sherry Smith of The Edge Retail Academy and Megan Crabtree of Crabtree Consulting.

“You and I and Megan and Sherry are used to going off and doing things by ourselves at various events and talks, so the idea that we’re going to be in the same room for a day — and we’re going to be there for a select group of retailers who participate with us — I mean that’s very exciting,” says Smith. “We’ll be speaking both individually, and then hosting conversations with the retailers, and then some of us will be doing stuff together, which brings a whole new dynamic to it.”

The topics to be covered are those at the forefront of business owners’ minds, including hiring and retaining top talent, what’s next for lab-grown diamonds, developing data-driven store events, managing inventory more effectively, and much more.

“The beautiful thing about this is that it’s workshop,” says DeGroot. “We love that dynamic as independent jewelers.”

Watch the video, then register for this limited-space workshop here.



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Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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