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Black Friday is coming early this year to many retailers. Is this a good thing or bad thing we discuss it on tonight's show
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Black Friday is coming early this year to many retailers, which plan to open on Thanksgiving Day. But in three New England states, shoppers will have wait until midnight for door-buster deals.
So-called blue laws -- first drafted in the colonial era to push people to go to church on Sunday and holidays -- bar retailers in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island from opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Such laws were once far more restrictive, prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sunday. But Jon B. Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, told The Huffington Post that few businesses there have called for lifting the ban on Thanksgiving hours.
Authorized Badging. Nothing new, right?
Channel IQ is innovating the concept that consumers are already familiar with, and creating a dynamically served badge for retailers websites. This will change the way consumers shop online. In this segment, Anthony talks with Jeff Messer, GM Brand Protection for Channel IQ about how Channel IQ is creating the first-ever social network for managing relationships between retailers and manufacturers. In this segment you will learn about how the Channel IQ authorized partner network:
helps consumers navigate to the best possible transaction
is using innovative tactics and dynamic insert to differentiate itself from traditional static partner badges
is implanting the idea of "authorized" through every stage of the sales cycle
uses third-party verification as a means to support the value of the authorization
is working to strengthen the consumer's perspective of authorized and gain universal acceptance of the Channel IQ authorzed partner network as the the standard platform
Listen in to this 25 minute podcast and get a comprehensive understanding of the value of authorized, and how to help consumers understand that there is more to a sale than just the best price...
To find out more about badging visit Channel IQ now.
Cyber Security Expert and Ex-Hacker Gregory Evans discusses a very low tech way, on how retailers can steal your credit card number with the pin.
If you happen to listen to this before I share it with the world, the interview starts at 1:02 due to technicial difficulties. I will be editing it soon, but until then, start at 1:02 for this awesome interview!
The Preppy Granola interviews Carlton Taylor, co-founder of Chuva Taylor a lifestyle and fashion website for women that is launching Summer 2015. Chuva Taylor is a online resource for helping woman get the most out of their wardrobe and lifestyle!
This husband and wife team are collecting THE BEST resources for moms at various style of life and are committed to donating to specific charities with each and every product sold!
Be sure and visit: www.chuvataylor.com
This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, a day to honor those soldiers who gave their lives for the cause of liberty. Its not just a day off, a day to cook out with our families, or a day for retailers to offer special sales. What is it about sacrifice that is so important? We will examine sacrifice tonight on FMGLive!
Your 30 second commercial can mean the difference between growing your client base and struggling to do so. Teresa Maron joins us to talk about the 3 things you should communicate when meeting a potential client in person, on your business card, or your website.
Teresa used her background and experience to become an independent writer/producer for Kultur International Films over 20 years ago. She was one of the first “best sellers” on Amazon, and has seen the art of content marketing explode.
Her content has been featured on Dancing with the Stars, is currently “Best Sellers” and “Picks of the Week” on Amazon.com. Her expertise is offered by retailers like Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, is considered curriculum standard in colleges nationwide and in all of the US Public Libraries.
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Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman with her guest Paul Cronin & Erna Grasz:
Paul Cronin brings over 25 years of professional experience in sales, management, consulting and entrepreneurship to STPI. In 2009 he began working with STPI’s founder, Jack Beauregard, and has been an integral part of transforming the small consultancy company into a leading firm in Transition Planning for Baby Boomers. Paul’s background includes being part of the team that grew Eden Toys, a small NY-based toy manufacturer, into a $90 million company serving thousands of US retailers including TJX, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Paul was the owner of PFC Resources, a business acceleration consulting company focused on helping business owners expand new into new markets as well as a partner in two other consulting firms. Paul has participated in growing established and start-up businesses, having sold his most recent company in 2008.
Erna Grasz left the corporate world in 2010 to manage my organization, Asante Africa, full time. In the Corporate world she earned the reputation as an experienced executive, strategic leader with demonstrated success in diverse industries, including medical device, defense research, and semiconductor capital equipment. Erna previously worked as a program manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; general manager-vice president at KLA-Tencor; vice president of research and development for Tyco Healthcare - Nellcor, Mallinckrodt Division; and general Manager and VP of R&D at Philips Healthcare. As a part of her PAYT IT FORWARD PHILOSOPHY --- While state side- Erna still uses her many talents to grow the next generation of women leaders, young engineers and professionals in her Non Profit world. She is passionate that we all have talents to share and we all need others to succeed.
On this week's episode of Y-CLAD CHAT, we're so excited to be chatting it up with Rolise Rachel. Rolise is known for her exquisite and extravagant Hampton's events like the St. Barth's in the Hamptons Gala. She has had celebrities like Brook Shields and Molly Sims hosting her events and her events have attracted the likes of New York City socialites, infamous housewives and the who's who of New York City.
We'll pick Rolise's brain and find out how we too can create events that influentials and elitists would want to attend.
Additionally, we'll touch on the infamous ENK/Accessories show. ENK is a forum for new and existing designers to showcase their collections for retailers. It's an opportunity for retailers to locate amazing new finds for their boutiques, stores and/or ecommerce sites. We'll touch on the new designers that exhibited this year and who Y-Clad has chosen to add to their already robust collection of jewels.
And as usual, we'll bring you guys up to speed on up and coming events in your areas, as well as, the designer feature of the week - The Majestic Necklace by Kanupriya Khurani. The Majestic Necklace is an 18kt Plated webbed shaped necklace with blue agate, blue chalcedony, chalcedony, amethyst and cubic zirconia stones set in an 18kt-plated base with 18kt gold links. It's simply stunning and is available on www.y-clad.com.
Don't miss it! Broadcasting live to you on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 7 pm EST on BlogTalkRadio is Y-CLAD CHAT.