Category: Business

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. […]

Retailers Exceeded Expectations For Back to School Season

October 1, 2013

Retailers used discounts as arrows when aiming at sale goals for the month August. Typically the U.S’s second-biggest selling period of the year for retailers, this season shoppers saw an increase in discounts to encourage them to shop back to school. This proved to be a smart payoff as sales increased .2 percent from July […]

Raub Report September 2013

September 20, 2013

“The Renter Nation!” This phrase was coined several years ago with the premise that Generation Y, those twenty somethings that will make up the majority of new households, and numbering nearly 10 million more than the Baby Boomers, would prefer renting over owning.  That would be a very big demographic shift with a big economic […]

Before You Call It A Day

September 19, 2013

Jacquelyn Smith recently published an article on, “16 Things you should do at the End of Every Work Day.” The list was composed of simple things that can make a huge difference in the way you feel when you leave the office and the way you feel when you return the next day. Here […]

6 Cover Letter Mistakes to Look Out For

September 17, 2013

Luke Roney, editor of, published an article for the U.S. News & World Report LP about the 6 Cover Letter mistakes you should avoid based on real cover letters. Some of these may appear obvious but they are worth repeating. Don’t be Self-Serving. While everyone wants a job that benefits them financially, personally and […]

Plan Your Way to a More Productive Schedule

September 4, 2013

While most professionals maintain a schedule very few plan a schedule. What does that mean? For example; every Monday you have a 3:30 meeting with your financial adviser this isn’t really a plan but a schedule. You want to save 20% of your income over the next year so you create a budget with your […]

The Importance of Face to Face Communication

September 3, 2013

There are so many ways to communicate with clients. You can post to Facebook about your newest merger, you can blog about the importance of what you do, then you can tweet about the blog. There are endless mass marketing programs available including electronic and paper. Millions of automated sales calls are made a day. […]

Goal Achieving or Stress Relieving

August 30, 2013

Goal achieving- A profit making activity that supports your business plan. Stress Relieving- A nice break but doesn’t directly bring in profit. Activities that can consume your day, things that make you feel busy but aren’t actually productive just soothing. A wise old broker once said, “Always ask yourself, ‘is this a commissionable activity?’” Does […]

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