Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • ... to their pockets
    Just a little incredulity was in order when Merrill Lynch’s John Thain asked for a $10 million bonus at the end of 2008. As all of us contribute to that company’s $10 billion bailout—along with the rest of Wall Street and possibly the auto industry—we look out across the next 12 months with precautionary belt-tightening.So, it was gratifying to learn that several glass...
  • We're all ears
    In this month’s cover story, “Customer feedback: Five rules to work by,” author Carl Tompkins offers step-by-step instructions to obtain customers’ opinions about your business. His no. 1 rule: Ask. So, I’m asking: What do you like or dislike about the new Glass Magazine? Thus far, your comments have been extremely positive, but if there’s an area where you...
  • Top 10 factors to consider when opening a new store
    Location, first impression, floor layout, display design, product placement, lighting, technology and decor can all make or break a new showroom.
  • How display design can boost profits
    The list of options for shower doors is lengthy. Yet, the typical glass shop doesn’t have a formal way of working people into upsells.
  • Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
    This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
  • A proper interview can mean the difference between a good employ and a bad experience
    In the late '90s, a large manufacturer in the Detroit area hired a gentleman to fill the position of marketing manager. His resume and references indicated he was a tremendous hire, but he quit after only one day on the job. At 5 p.m., he told his supervisor: "There is some type of disease in this company that I don't want to catch."In this case, the disease was the negative company...
  • This is a sidebar to the article, "Hiring horror."
  • Exclusive interview
    Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial and automotive industries, announced March 25 the purchase of Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill.Donald E. Friese, CRL's chairman and CEO, calls the deal a "perfect fit" and says it will help better the industry by providing more products and services through more...
  • Fitting in with the 'popular crowd' online can improve your search-engine rankings
    The key to understanding online link development is to think of it in terms of a social popularity contest. Think back to high school. You might have had 100 friends, but unless they were in the "popular crowd," neither were you. When it comes to popularity, it's all in who you know, and the same is true when building links on the Internet.First, what is a link? As you browse through...
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