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Gallup Discovers How to Double Your Return on Employees

on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 08:33 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments |
The Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune are all starting to wonder the same thing:
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Secrets Specialty Retail Can Learn from Teen Romance

on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 02:23 PM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Retail
Specialty retail owners and managers who want an outstanding fall season might focus on this simple but ruthless truth: you're romantically involved with your customers, and getting a sale is like getting a date.
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The Secret Way Auto Dealers Create Extraordinary Employees

on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Auto Dealerships
If you ask successful auto dealership owners and managers how they succeed, most will magnanimously say that their greatest asset is their employees. But according to Gallup's 2015 report, State of the American Workplace, that's "only true when those employees are fully engaged in their jobs." And 70% of American workers aren't. Fully engaged employees solve more problems, perform better during a crisis, get sick less often, and rarely cause accidents. And "they are the only people in an organization who create new customers." Want more of them?
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Auto Aftermarket Business Owners Know More than They Realize

on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Auto Aftermarket
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership have concluded and the U.S., Japan, Australia, Vietnam and eight other Pacific Rim nations -- not including China -- have agreed to lower trade barriers. President Obama has a long battle ahead to get Congress to ratify it, and that may not be easy, especially since both of the next election's extremes -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- think it's a horrible idea.
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How Successful Funeral Home Directors Use Halloween

on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Funeral Homes
Sales coaches in every industry tell us the best way to start a relationship is with an exceptional experience. So successful funeral home directors try to find a way to make that happen long before their services are required. It's a tough slog because even today there's still negative press about your industry, but it can get a little easier at this time of year. Halloween and funeral homes were made for each other - just so long as you're hyper-sensitive to the families you've already served.
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Secret Ways Home Furnishings Retailers Up-Sell for the Holidays

on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 02:20 PM By | Tom Lombardo | 2 Comments | Home Furnishings
What are you selling besides home furnishings? The answer could have a significant impact upon your holiday sales. And this year's could be the best in a long while. U.S. construction spending exceeded pre-recession levels this summer, hitting an annual rate of a trillion dollars. Housing starts jumped 15% for single-family homes, spurred on by the fact that the housing inventory dropped nearly 2%.
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TSYS Payments Study Finds that Security Concerns Reign Supreme

on Thu, Oct 01, 2015 @ 08:39 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments |
The international payments giant TSYS just published its most recent Consumer Payment Choice Study, and found that of all the features consumers want from their payment methods, their highest priority is security.
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Building Materials Industry Poised to Explode at the Super Bowl

on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 10:17 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Building Materials
Let the uninformed call it "Fall." Building supply lot owners and managers know it's really "Football Season." So it's worth considering how our next Super Bowl might change the game for the building materials industry. It's the fiftieth, and the National Football League has assured the media it will be "spectacular." The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee promises it will be "Loud, proud, inclusive and authentic, just like the Bay Area itself." They expect a million people to come to San Francisco for the annual NFL Experience, which will be held at the Moscone Center for the week preceding the game.
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Criminals Make Auto Dealer Prioritize Check Acceptance Policies

on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Check Fraud Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
In 2012, a Chicago area man plead guilty to writing twenty-four worthless checks to auto dealerships, including ones in Illinois and Wisconsin that lost over $70,000. And he's at it again.
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As EMV Credit Card Processing Deadline Approaches, Fraud Explodes

on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments |
According to the latest fraud study done by LexisNexis, brick-and-mortar merchants have have seen a 25% spike in fraudulent credit card purchases in the past twelve months alone.
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