April 2013

Let Me Explain…

Habersham Gardens proves you don't always need a cafe to provide your customers fun food options. Take, for example, this retailer's most recent buzzworthy foray into food — food trucks.

A Learning Curve (Continued)

Here are 12 trends that will rule products in 2013 and "The Lesson" is how I see the applicability of them to our businesses.

House Money

Next month's National Hardware Show in Las Vegas promises independent retailers a winning hand of education, new product debuts and an improved buying experience.

Half-Built on Success

While finished displays are great, the staff at Hill Country Water Gardens uses a half-built approach to encourage and educate their DIY customers.

Take a Look Around

First, Google Maps wowed users by bringing them down to street level with the Street View feature. Now with Business Photos — a 360-degree interior virtual tour — Google gives consumers a chance to take an even closer look at your business.

Child’s Play

Genuinely reach out to your customers this spring by going beyond solely aesthetic and curb appeal sales pitches. Use research to show them you're perfectly positioned to get their families' lives on a healthier track.

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