small business advice

Tracking inventory with a SKU system

As antiques businesses grow, they may move from selling at an antique mall or show to a free-standing retail location or sell online. As inventory and transactions increase, it becomes harder to keep track of inventory. Starting your business with an inventory plan, such as a SKU system, reduces problems and...

Small business advice gathered over 90 years helps antiques dealers

Columnist Wayne Jordan recently had a nice chat with Chip Averwater, author of "Retail Truths, The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing." A retail "truth" is something that can only be discovered through experience. You can't learn these truths in business school. Here are 10 of Jordan's favorite retail “truths” and how they...