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I’ve talked before about commitment to your staff. I think it’s good to keep them and train them instead of constantly replacing them. Why? Well, ask yourself:?What is it that you are really committed to? Is it the new software? Or the new designer line? A charity? Your health? Maybe all those things. But I’ll tell you what you are really committed to (arrogant on my part, but I think about this stuff all night while you’re analyzing reports). Above all else, the thing that is the touchstone against which all other commitments must be measured, is … wait for it … maximum profit. You knew that? OK, but let’s add a word here — ethical. Maximum ethical profit. Why are you committed to low pay and the staff that comes with it? Pay it forward. If you want the best profit, get — and keep — the best people. It’s not the jewelry. Everybody has that. It’s not the marketing. None of us are doing that. (Well, OK, some of you are.) It’s not the hours you are open, or the decor. It’s the people.

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Wilkerson Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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Zen Jeweler: Commitment Issue

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I’ve talked before about commitment to your staff. I think it’s good to keep them and train them instead of constantly replacing them. Why? Well, ask yourself:?What is it that you are really committed to? Is it the new software? Or the new designer line? A charity? Your health? Maybe all those things. But I’ll tell you what you are really committed to (arrogant on my part, but I think about this stuff all night while you’re analyzing reports). Above all else, the thing that is the touchstone against which all other commitments must be measured, is … wait for it … maximum profit. You knew that? OK, but let’s add a word here — ethical. Maximum ethical profit. Why are you committed to low pay and the staff that comes with it? Pay it forward. If you want the best profit, get — and keep — the best people. It’s not the jewelry. Everybody has that. It’s not the marketing. None of us are doing that. (Well, OK, some of you are.) It’s not the hours you are open, or the decor. It’s the people.

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Wilkerson Testimonials | MSG Jewelers

Wilkerson Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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