For those who don’t know, Jay and I closed the doors to our brick and mortar store two years ago. Since then, we’ve concentrated on the show circuit while trying to kid ourselves that we’re retired. We’re not. Perhaps semi-retired might best describe our lifestyle. So when it came time to...
What special retail event comes between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? If you guessed “Small Business Saturday (SBS),” then go to the head of the class; bonus points if you already have an SBS plan in place. If you don’t know what I’m talking about (or don’t know where to begin)...
A practical and planned approach to placement of shopping hand baskets can make the difference between successful connection with customers, advises Wayne Jordan in this column.
Understanding and examining the anatomy of tables is a handy skill, explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor. From support structure and hardware to leaves and joints, the ability to interpret these elements aid in selecting a sound table.
There's a lot to be aware of when operatig a business, but taxes and payroll very well may rank at the top of the list. In this Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shares six tips for starting to resolve an issue of payments to employees.
Learn about old furniture forms no longer common in modern homes. How to identify a music cabinet, gossip bench, parlor pig, dumbwaiter, wig stand, roller organ, candle box, and more.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides valuable details about the history and characteristics of Satsuma, a hand-painted form of Japanese pottery. A key bit of Cavo expertise: Authentic Satsuma won't have markings in English.
The topic of coffee tables always seems to draw much discussion about how old or not old the concept of these low tables really is. Here Furniture Detective Fred Taylor weighs in.
In this Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan looks at the benefits of applying the importance of curb appeal to a commercial building and business.
The topic of collecting tax on ecommerce sales is back on the table, still, or again. As he did in 2013, Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan reviews the current state of onlinesales tax.