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Nothing beats a live demonstration when it comes to emphasizing the importance of the low end in car and marine audio. A lot of people associate subwoofers with vehicle pounding up and and down their streets at 3 a.m., or …

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While the 12-volt industry is competitive to a degree, the amount of cooperation between retailers and installers is incredible. There’s an understanding that raising the overall professionalism of the industry benefits everybody at the end of the day – not …

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This is a short post this week, but it comes with a long assignment: binge watching videos that can help you grow your business in 2018. And just because it’s an interesting look at everyone’s top competitor: If you think …

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By now, most of your techs and installers should have absorbed enough electrical knowledge to do their jobs – they know what works with what, even if they don’t always understand why. But when you back out of your install …

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  AVIDWORX can be preachy sometimes. We know it. We also tend to repeat ourselves a lot as well, drilling in key concepts that every successful 12-volt retailer should know inside and out. One concept you’ve probably heard if you’ve …

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  You don’t have to be into yoga and aromatherapy to benefit from “mindfulness.” Despite being the latest wellness buzzword, it’s an actual proven strategy when it comes to running an effective business. What is mindfulness? Basically, it’s the use …

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One handy thing that BUSINESSWORX can do for retailers is forecast future revenues. An algorithm built into the software looks adds up the invoices your store is posting every day, figures out how many Mondays, Tuesdays, etc. are left in …

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  If you’re one of the growing number of 12-volt and aftermarket automotive retailers hosting a Black Friday event, it’s a good idea to come into the sale with a solid plan for marketing and retailing. Here are a few …

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Phones are great at reminding us of upcoming meetings and dentist appointments but to truly plan for the future you sometimes need to see the entire big picture all at once. You need to get one of these (or something …

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  Note: This is an update from a previous tip on the same topic. One thing that successful stores tend to do is shoot a lot of movies – a lot of live Facebook broadcasts and a lot of pre-taped …

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One of the golden rules of business is that you should never get into business with friends, relatives or neighbors – you don’t want to mix those two worlds, or create any kind of animosity over differing priorities or management …

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While there’s something to be said for a nice, clean balance sheet at the end of the month, it’s always nice to have a little more information on where your money is coming from – and also where it’s going. …

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Bad credit happens to good people – and especially to young entrepreneurs who are learning business the hard way. Ordinary people have a hard time keeping a good credit score, and all they have to worry about most of the …

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All the talent in the world doesn’t mean anything unless you have the self-discipline and willpower to put it to work. For example, you could be the greatest musician in the world but unless you have the discipline to actually …

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The end goal for any business owner is to get to the point in size and revenues where you can step back and let other people run your business, freeing you up to manage operations and plan for the future …

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