Your 2020 Marketing Plan

by Seema and Fahim Mojawalla 2020 is being hailed as the “Year of Perfect Vision.” What’s your plan for it? When we meet store owners at industry events, we always ask them to make a goal list for the following year, divided into months. Every month, we ask them to...

2020 Vision

by Lisa Blanton and Norman Froscher It’s now 2020 and, as the year implies, it’s time to think about vision. Is your vision 20/20 or are you constantly thinking in hindsight? Are you thinking and acting strategically? Is your vision being impaired by blinders? In this...

I Can Because I Will

by Marty Johnson “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda New year’s resolutions often get a bad rap. In my experience, rarely do they last longer than a few days—a week or two at most if we go by my record. Their...

2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

AMBC recommends that you encourage your clients to ship by these dates for the best chance of getting their domestic, contiguous state shipments delivered by Christmas. Please note that guarantees and time commitments may be suspended or extended during peak shipping...

Ask Uncle Marty: Understaffed in Utah

Dear Uncle Marty, I need to hire someone new. I know you’ve written about this before, and I’ve tried some of the methods you suggested but am not having any luck finding the right person. Any other ideas? Thanks, Understaffed in Utah … Dear Understaffed, It...

Tech Talk with Tobye: Google

by Tobye McClanahan This edition of Tech Talk is going to be a little different. Instead of telling you about some great new app, I’m going to re-introduce you to a free app you’ve all heard of, but unfortunately many aren’t using to its fullest potential. Twenty...