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Getting back to furniture basics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Green   
ImageHi! I'm Jim Green, author of the three volume set of books on the retail furniture business, Furniture Retailing 101. This set of books looks at the industry from a newcomer's perspective and covers the fundamentals and basics of nearly every aspect of furniture retailing. Though it has been written for the novice, I believe the book set will have real value to individuals entering the business from other industries, journalists, analysts, manufacturing executives and representatives and anyone with an interest in learning more about our business. I have over 30 years experience in both the supply and retail sides of the furniture business. 
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.
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.
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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