Focus on Habits for 2021

Welcome to 2021! I am sure you have been bombarded with emails, podcasts, sermons, etc., about setting goals and making your New Year’s Resolutions. But if you are like me, you might have decided to rest some the first week of January and just celebrate that you made it through 2020. I did listen to [...]

By | 2021-01-10T16:41:50-05:00 January 11th, 2021|Personal Business Skills, Retail Coaching|0 Comments

The Importance of Making a Marketing Plan for 2021 | Holiday Guide 2020

  With all of the unexpected challenges and the ways you have had to adapt to them this year, you have likely found that the marketing tactics you have relied on in the past no longer yield the same results.  You will need to adapt your marketing tactics in 2021 while still being able to [...]

By | 2020-12-28T10:01:17-05:00 December 28th, 2020|Marketing|0 Comments

4 Things to Focus on to be Set Up for Success in 2021 | Holiday Guide 2020

  As this year is coming to a close, I have been thinking about what retailers need to focus on to wrap up 2020 and be set up for success in 2021.   For the 27 years that my husband and I ran our family retail stores, here is what we focused on the last [...]

By | 2020-12-20T11:55:21-05:00 December 21st, 2020|Data Analytics, Inventory Management, Store Operations|0 Comments

WhizBang! TIP of the WEEK – Ready Or Not, Here Comes 2021

    This TIP comes from a concern raised on the daily “Holiday Hotline” on the WhizBang! Training Facebook Page every weekday morning at 9:30 am eastern time.  Click Here to tune in each morning from now until Christmas, or watch the recording at your convenience!   For more free Retail Tips of the Week [...]

3 Ways to Make More Money with Gift Cards | Holiday Guide 2020

With stock shortages, slow deliveries, and the fear of crowded stores, Gift Cards are going to be an attractive option this next week or so.

By | 2020-12-14T16:09:06-05:00 December 14th, 2020|Assortment Planning, Marketing, Sales Training|0 Comments

The Importance of Gratitude | Holiday Guide 2020

  Say, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! to your customers and staff, and as a benefit, you will have JOY this Holiday Season and every day.   "Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." Randy Pausch   Saying thank you is the simplest form [...]

Dive Deep into December Events | Holiday Guide 2020

  The month of December has finally arrived in this crazy year.  For many retailers, this is your biggest and busiest month of the entire year.  Now, you face an increase in COVID cases worldwide and more restrictions being considered and enacted in many areas around the country.  Every retailer needs to be thinking about [...]

By | 2020-11-29T21:08:51-05:00 November 30th, 2020|Marketing, Store Operations|0 Comments

Use Wish Lists to Create More Sales | Holiday Guide 2020

  As the number of COVID cases keeps rising and more and more counties, cities, and states consider and enact more restrictions, it is more important than ever that you stay in touch and provide meaningful services for your customers this holiday season.   When it comes to Holiday Shopping, just about everyone has the [...]

By | 2020-11-22T20:34:41-05:00 November 23rd, 2020|Customer Service, Marketing, Sales Training, Store Operations|0 Comments

6 Great Ways Customers Can Shop in Your Store | Holiday Guide 2020

With the pandemic, consumer's expectations around shopping have changed. It is more important than ever to engage with your customers and make them feel comfortable. This holiday season, the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise, and it is more important than ever to offer multiple ways for your customers to shop with you. [...]

By | 2020-11-17T16:36:49-05:00 November 16th, 2020|Customer Service, Marketing, Store Operations|0 Comments

Make an Excellent First Impression with your Store Layout | Holiday Guide 2020

It is time to make sure that your store is set and looks fantastic for the holiday season. We will talk about the overall look and feel of your store.   Susan Negen, with WhizBang! Training says that Visual Merchandising is a marketing tool. It is not decorating and making your store pretty.  Visual Merchandising - [...]