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My Turn!
Take it from an insider PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joseph F. Carroll   
ImageI've attended every High Point Furniture Market since April, 1970. Counting the most recent event, that amounts to some 79 markets. Americans like to do everything in a big way so while most countries have one national market a year, there are two annual national markets in the United States: High Point in April and October.
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What the heck is social media recruiting? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Dumont   
ImageDuring these days of economic challenges, every single expenditure made by retailers large and small is scrutinized for its potential return on investment (ROI) and recruiting costs are no different. Making this exercise slightly more complex is the best ways to attract top quality talent are numerous and changing fast.
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Find the silver lining by staying optimistic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Stevens   
ImageDon't let "three strikes and you're out" happen to you. Big ticket home goods - furniture, mattresses, appliances and electronics - seem to be in the very centre of this economic storm. Many sales associates, store managers and owners are finding it difficult to focus on staying even with last year's sales, let alone thinking about an increase.
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Looking at the glass half-full PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joseph F. Carroll   
Image It's not news to most Canadians, but the economy of the United States hasn't suffered this badly since the Great Depression. Consumer confidence is at an all time low, housing sales down and unemployment - currently at 8.5 per cent - is heading for 10 per cent or slightly higher.
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