Category: Business

Retailers Expecting A Profitable Year

April 9, 2014

U.S. retailers are expecting a profitable sales year in 2014 for electronics and online sales, despite a less than ideal holiday season according to a survey of 100 retail CFOs performed by BDO USA LLC. Consumers continue to show favor to the convenience and perks of online retail. The online sales tactic that resulted in […]

San Antonio Real Estate Influence On the Economy

February 25, 2014

If you enjoy our blog The Real Estate Council of San Antonio is another great source for information concerning local real estate. Here are 5 amazing facts about San Antonio’s Real Estate Industry and its influence on our economy. It generates approximately 1/7 of the area’s economic output. It employs 120,000 people in the San […]

Amazon Takes Customer Recommendations a Step Further

February 24, 2014

Amazon has announced its plans to begin “anticipatory shipping”. This program will send customers products before they order them. Sounds crazy, right? Or does it. Using the same history based method that they use to give customers “recommendations” they will use shopping and browsing history to determine products customers may want and start the order […]

Major Layoff’s For Sam’s Club

February 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Inc. announced 2,300 layoffs from their wholesale retailer Sam’s Club, nearly 2% of their current workforce. The layoffs included predominantly middle management and hourly employees. Some departments are losing as much as 50% of their management team. The company also stated that the management remaining would receive a pay raise. Wal-Mart spokesman said, “We’re […]

5 Things You Should Know About a Company Before the Interview

November 4, 2013

What they do! – This may sound obvious but a lot of people go to interviews unprepared. Knowing what the position you’re applying for is important but so is what the company does. If you’re a finance consultant applying for a finance role at a computer cloud company you should know what that means! While […]

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

October 31, 2013

I was online when I saw a banner ad for a major hotel. It was very simple. It was a photo of a phone charger plugged into an outlet and stated “From phone chargers to curling irons. You forget it. We provide it.” This advertisement really stood out to me because normally when searching for […]

Texas on Top

October 30, 2013

Once again Texas is the place to be! The top 4 spots on Forbes’ – “The Cities Creating the Most Middle Class Jobs” list all go to Texas metropolises. Leading the list was the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area, followed by the Houston-Sugar Land- Baytown area. Third on the list was San Antonio- New Braunfels Area […]

Becoming Smaller to Get Bigger- A New Direction in Retail

October 21, 2013

Stores like Walmart and Target are known for their massive store layout and one stop bargain shopping. So it may seem surprising that these large chains are downsizing to better compete with smaller retailers like Dollar Tree, Dollar General and the Dollar Store. See a theme in these titles? Over the past few years these […]

Glazers Brings More Jobs to San Antonio

October 16, 2013

Next week Glazer’s Inc. will open its new San Antonio distribution center. This 518,000 square foot facility will employee more than 450 people in the San Antonio area, 261 will be new hires to the company. The Dallas, Texas founded company was created by Louis Glazer during 1909, under the name “Jumbo Bottling Company” and […]

Where You Should Be Recruiting Your Next Sales Person

October 15, 2013

In previous blogs we have discussed that everyone occasionally steps into the role of sales person, be it in actual business, or their personal life. Even in a non-sales environment, it is a good business practice to surround yourself and fill your business with sales-oriented people. Most sales people are determined and goal-oriented by nature. […]

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