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Do you thank and appreciate your customers?
Donald Cooper
Written by Donald Cooper   

ImageLoyal customers are a treasure and they love being thanked, acknowledged and appreciated for their loyalty. The good news is that today's technology allows us to track, thank and ‘wow' them in simple, affordable and powerful ways.

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The same old way doesn't work anymore
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Written by Joe Carroll   

ImageOne of the most rewarding things I've done for past 10 years or so is chair the Home Furnishings Advisory Board at High Point University. Made up of leading manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, its purpose is to keep the faculty informed about what's going on in the industry and to suggest how current marketing methods and business innovations might be incorporated into the academic curriculum.

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The power of colour
Alixe McRae
Written by Alixe MacRae   

ImageIn 1924, Philip Morris launched a women's cigarette brand called Marlboro. Its tag line was Mild as May and its market share languished at about 1%. About 30 years later, the company decided to reposition it as a man's cigarette. The lipstick red package colour remained but the cowboy - also known as The Marlboro Man was born. Within a year it ranked as the fourth highest selling brand and, today, Marlboro remains the largest cigarette brand in the world. By the way; they didn't lose the female customers, they just added the men.

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Change is coming, even here at HGO
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Written by Michael J. Knell   

ImageBy the time most of you read this, Cyndi and I will be enjoying a quiet lunch - complete with a pint of stout - on the patio of an idyllic pub in a small village not far from Galway. This will be our first trip to Ireland, ancestral home to my wife of 34 years and a ninth generation Canadian, as well as our first true vacation away from home in several years. Frankly, I need the break, so I'm hoping you'll understand why Home Goods Online isn't being updated regularly for the next couple of weeks.

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Who's at fault for non-performance?
Donald Cooper
Written by Donald Cooper   

ImageEvery business is the sum total of the performance of all the people in it. To prosper, we must achieve world-class performance, individually and collectively, regardless of the size and nature of our business.

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The world needs more entrepreneurs like Chris Odishaw
Donald Cooper
Written by Donald Cooper   
ImageChris Odishaw is probably going to kill me for writing about him but you need to know about this guy. Chris runs the very successful Battleford Furniture store located in The Battlefords, Saskatchewan - population 20,000.
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