The Psychology of Buying Jewelry for Oneself

Posted on October 15, 2017

The Psychology of Buying Jewelry for Oneself

Whether it’s your wish to help your customers find the perfect ring, or you’re just shopping for yourself, there is a certain psychology when it comes to buying jewelry.

In fact, the jewelry you choose can say a lot about you! (The same, of course, is true for your customers — what they choose says so much about them!) Is the style one seeks, bold and sophisticated? Elegant and timeless? Unconventional and fun? Will the chosen piece accessorize an amazing evening gown or a favorite pair of blue jeans? How does great jewelry make the wearer feel? How does price play a role in the grand scheme of things?

Here are some interesting notes about what the jewelry you buy says about you, and what the jewelry your clients buy says about them:

The style of the jewelry purchased reflects the buyer’s character. (more…)

How to Win the Discount War

Posted on October 7, 2017

How to Win the Discount War

Let’s face it, in recent years there has been more focus on price which has led to increased pressure to discount. Corporate buyers and decision makers as well as savvy consumers all seem to demand lower prices and price breaks.

What’s a sales person to do?

Here are six things you can do to win the battle and reduce the amount you have to discount.

Ask better (aka tougher) questions to REALLY determine your prospect’s buying motivators. (more…)

Should Your HR Department Be Comprised of All Females? You Bet!

Posted on October 2, 2017

Should Your HR Department Be Comprised of All Females? You Bet!

    Rose Colored Glasses

      I read a Harvard Business Review blog post by Anne Kreamer about female-dominated workplaces and how they wont fix everything. While the blog does offer up more studies than not about how women handle tough situations differently than men and men tend to understate workplace problems, I found it interesting the first two comments she received on her post were from men who for some reason felt it was necessary to talk about nannies and two-person working families and how some families cant afford nannies! Apparently, these two men only read the part of Ms. (more…)

Reference Books for HR Managers

Posted on September 27, 2017

Reference Books for HR Managers

    Time to Dust Off Your HR Bookshelf

      As the human capital management aspect of business is changing in our economy, learning new skills, methodologies and tricks of the trade are the best way to stay in the know. Look at your bookshelf and take stock of how many current publications you have on the business you perform every day.

    What was the last HR book you read? Who wrote it, and do the ideas presented fall in line with what is going on in the current HR climate? Probably not! Well, lets get motivated and get reading because here are ten great books HR managers love and for good reason. (more…)

Criticism On The Pay Day Loans In The UK

Posted on September 22, 2017

Criticism On The Pay Day Loans In The UK

Payday loans in the UK are increasingly taking centre stage in the financial market due to the aid they give to local citizens. However, there are some critics who have come out strongly to object these services stating that they are horrendous and all they do is exploit the citizens.

Firstly, they note that payday loans drain money from low-income communities. (more…)

Gaming Or Stocks

Posted on September 7, 2017

Gaming Or Stocks

There are many ways to make money on line and some of them have a higher financial risk than others. Recently our whole way of life has been rocked by immense financial earthquakes that have in part been fall out from huge financial bets that have been wagered. If the people responsible had been gambling with their own funds it is highly likely that the bets would not have been placed.

How then does small scale betting on sports and horses compare with the financial bets that have shaken our economies to their roots. (more…)

Credit Card Debt Basics – On Debt Responsibility II

Posted on September 2, 2017

Credit Card Debt Basics - On Debt Responsibility II

Receiving a collection call for a deceased family members unpaid balance does throw someone off the loop. The first thing that comes to mind when receiving a debt claim after recently losing a family member is if you are really responsible for it or not. Unfortunately, some debt collectors are not above using dirty tricks, including misrepresenting, to collect the debt. (more…)

Managing & Motivating Employees: What to Do When the Honeymoon Phase is Over

Posted on August 26, 2017

Managing & Motivating Employees: What to Do When the Honeymoon Phase is Over

      I recently read an interesting article by Erika Flora where she posed an extremely thought-provoking question: “Do you praise your teams enough?” She continued by discussing the benefits of motivating individuals via recognition and praise and offered some valuable tips for easy ways to show more appreciation and regard for employees.

    Coincidentally, right after reading her post, I stumbled onto the following article by Eva Jenkins: “The Honeymoon is Over! 22 Million Workers Are Divorced From Their Jobs!” Jenkins’ article focuses on the shocking fact that there are 22 million disgruntled workers in the American workforce.

    Both these articles made me wonder if the American corporate culture makes employees feel like valuable contributors or just a means to an end? Would job satisfaction and employee morale and retention be higher if there was a concerted effort to treat each employee as if he or she was the most valuable asset a company had?

    Do companies give their employees enough credit for their achievements? The short answerbased on the stats aboveseems to be no. (more…)

10 Steps for Creating a Money Making Sales Page

Posted on August 19, 2017

10 Steps for Creating a Money Making Sales Page

As a passionate small business owner, you are proud of your product or service. You’ve undoubtedly poured an immense amount of valuable time and energy creating it, and you couldn’t be prouder unless you had actually given birth to it. (And, let’s face it, sometimes you do feel like your small business is as precious and time-consuming as your own child.)

So, now you’re ready to show your prized possession to the world.

But, there’s one gigantic problem. (more…)