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Getting Lucky

November 20, 2018

In business as in life it is often said some people seem luckier than others. Perhaps there is some substance to this regarding the upbringing we had however I feel the biggest part of LUCK is being prepared so when opportunity comes your way you are ready for it and, for that matter, able to […]

It’s Ok to be a Salesperson – We’re all salespeople

November 6, 2018

From recent experiences and shopping in various natural food stores, I see an opportunity for specialty retailers if they make sales/selling training more a priority than marketing, category management, product knowledge seminars, social media networking, buying and merchandising. After all, we are in the business to sell products. Yet, rarely do stores have a formal […]

Business Whether Forecast

April 3, 2018

The business whether is erratic these day – whether sales will grow, whether margins dry up, whether you can attract new customers, whether mass market and on-line will take all the business, whether govt regs will limit sales plus many other whether conditions that blow in from all directions. Here is a list of whether […]

Personal Whether Forecast

April 3, 2018

Words, thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions contribute to our personal ‘whether system’. These determine whether we have a good day or bad, whether friends, family or customers feel warm or cold around us, whether we wreak havoc or harmony and overall whether we are toxic or environmentally friendly. I understand there are outside influences beyond […]


December 16, 2017

Recently, I was at a conventional grocer and noticed there were no stickers on the conventional pesticide-laden fruits and veggies.  Yet, the organic produce had two stickers that said “organic.” At my local health store, they also have “organic” and “local” stickers on the fruits and veggies.  Personally, I think there has to be a […]