Clearly defining and posting shop rules for all patrons to read reduces the risk of mishaps and misunderstandings. However, The Buck Stops Here columnist Melanie C. Thomas shares examples of how some customers don’t appreciate all the rules.
The Virginia-based Quinn & Farmer is restructuring ownership of the business, with Paul Quinn assuming full ownership of auction business, and Ken Farmer redirecting his focus to expert appraisals, art brokerage and private consultation services.
Every day, in every way, there is knowledge to be gained through experience,s and insights gleaned from observing and examining different points of reference. In the Sept. 16, 2015 edition, readers will find a tremendous number of reference points.
Despite our claims to being rational thinkers, the fact is we oft en make important decisions today based on what we have invested in the past. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shows us why this isn’t always in our best interest.
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan takes a close look at the potentially ‘slippery slope’ associated with mis-classification of employees of a small business as contractors. A slope that can lead to penalties, but is avoidable with informed use of proper classification practices.
The idea that one day people would pay for purchases with a swipe of a finger on a hand-held device may have seemed “other worldly” at one time, but it’s a present-day reality, and choosing to ignore diverse payment options is a restrictive approach to business, warns columnist Wayne Jordan in his latest Behind...
In this two-part series by Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan, you'll discover some key questions to ask yourself if you are considering selling your antiques business.
Even though the king of big box stores often finds itself on “most-hated” lists, Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan explains why having the low-cost-goods retailer in the neighborhood is a good thing for antiques sellers.
Remember going into stores as a kid and seeing copies of bounced checks pinned to the wall behind the cash register? They were fairly common because they were effective at discouraging bad checks and getting customers to make good on their debts. In the latest installment of her Buck Stops Here column, Melanie Thomas...
As anyone who's been involved in business can tell you, at any given time, there are a lot of moving parts required to make a business not only survive, but thrive. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan talks about leveraging marketing efforts and operating policies to produce outstanding results.