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    How do you think the second half of 2019 will be for your store?

    The first half of 2019 was certainly, well, interesting. Nearly every retailer I talk to tells me that it wasn’t great. Weather played a significant part for many stores, and although those kinds of events are typically followed by a spike in sales, many retailers tell me that they never saw the spike. That means the second half has to make up for what the first half lacked. Right? And then, there is next year, which is an election year. Right around the time of the election, buying habits get very strange. No matter where you sit in the political spectrum, nervousness about the candidates and the election outcome sometimes…

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    Are You Getting What You Want From Your Retail Store?

    Are You Getting What You Want From Your Retail Store?   How many of you find at the end of the month, season or year that you do not have any money for you, the owner? You are not compensated for all of the risk and hard work you put into running your store. You have customers, many of them repeat customers. You are feverishly marketing your retail store. You have good taste. You understand what your customers want and you provide it for them in an exciting retail experience, yet at the end of the day you find yourself having to borrow money to make ends meet or that…

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    Dan Jablons speaking at San Francisco Gift Fair, Monday, July 29th!

    Hi everybody! Dan Jablons, President of Retail Smart Guys, will be speaking at the San Francisco International Gift Fair on Monday, July 29.  Please stop by and say hello! Here’s the link: http://www.sfigf.com/357/Seminar and Events.htm Trade Secrets! – What Are Today’s Successful Retailers doing to Survive, and how can I apply that to my business? Not every retailer is suffering in this economy. There are many that are actually very profitable and have great cash flow. In this economy, now is the time to get a competitive edge and increase market share. Discover the industry secrets that these retailers know, and learn how to implement these changes into your business to find…

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    Dan Jablons speaks about Open to Buy!

    Hello all, I am happy to report that Black Friday sales were booming over the Thanksgiving Holiday; as well as, the Saturday, Nov. 24th sales supporting Small Business shops. I’ll be speaking with the  Redondo Beach Chamber Economic Council this coming Wednesday, Nov. 28th, about Retail Smart Guys.  My presentation has the potential of leading to a seminar for retailers about Open to Buy. I will also be a featured speaker at the Board Retailer’s Association (BRA) Show, Surf Expo,  this January 2013, in Orlando, Florida. http://www.surfexpo.com/TheShow/ScheduleofEvents.aspx Listed below are my already scheduled seminars for the BRA Show: Thursday, January 10th, 2013: Seminar: Trade Secrets! – What Are Today’s Successful…

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    Retail Smart Guys offer Holiday Sales Tips!

    Hello all, As we get ready for Turkey Day and Black Friday, we’re thankful and excited about all the  great tips we have to offer you! Tips: One of the best times to go on sale is the week immediately following Christmas. Don’t wait until January when everyone else is running clearance sales. Many shoppers receive cash for the holidays, and they want to spend it wisely. If you go on sale right after Christmas, you can do some incredible volume. Another tip: one of the most successful ‘sleeper’ sales we have seen stores do is a Super Bowl sale. Especially good for women’s boutiques. We predict this shopping season…