STRATEGY

Dec18

Franchise Fact or Fiction – How to Tell Which Franchise is for You

So you’ve decided to join a franchise group, but you’re not sure which one is for you? You’ve looked at so many that you’re starting to go crazy trying to decide which of them look like the best opportunity. Black is now white and grey is now...
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Dec18

First What, then HOW – Having Panic at the End of the Financial Year

Well, here it is again, that time of year when we all seem to panic for some reason. The time when we all start running around the office screaming, ‘QUICK, HURRY, IT’S ALMOST END OF MONTH, DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT MONTH THIS IS? …  IT’S THE END...
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Dec18

To See or Not to See? That is the Question. Tips to Improve Your Retail Store Layout.

There are some tough decisions to be made in retail, but one of the toughest of all would be, “how much stock should I have in my store and how should I display it?”  Store layout is critical to retail sales, and in the main, getting it right...
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Dec18

Working for a Buck

A while back I was out doing some research for a strategy document I was preparing. After strolling through countless aisles in retail outlets I had the information I needed and was ready to head for the car. On my way out I stumbled across a menswear...
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Dec18

But it’s just not the same anymore – The impact of inconsistency

I’m the world’s worst consumer.  I don’t buy much myself and I don’t spend any time shopping for fun, because for me it’s not fun, so when I do shop, I take notice, and that truly does make me the worst consumer. This means I have high...
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Dec18

Do You Speak the Language?

About ten years ago I had a very interesting experience while attending a conference in Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been lucky enough to speak at conferences all around the world for years but this one was different.  I had an interpreter. At first...
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