Knowledge Base

AVIDWORX Knowledge Base is a free resource we provide to retailers, with retail tips, marketing strategies, industry news, best practices, reading recommendations, networking opportunities and more. Check back frequently.
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You may be aware that AVIDWORX (and businessWORX) host dozens of workshops at 12-volt and mobile electronics industry every year, while also publishing a weekly business tip on the AVIDWORX blog and Facebook. What you may not know is that …

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  Welcome to the AVIDWORX Knowledge Base. This is resource area for retailers to learn best business practice and discover what is making some of the most successful retailers in North America so good. We have also included some basic …

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an annual reminder of how quickly things change, and there are a lot of dramatic changes on the way in the automotive category. Naturally, this has a lot of retailers spooked, wondering …

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First, some perspective: Christmas, or Holiday, bonuses are an annual tradition for many retailers – a way to recognize all the hard work that employees do, especially in the busy run-up to the holidays. It recognizes value and rewards hard …

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This may seem like a negative topic for the holiday season, but this is also the season of the Grinch and Ebeneezer Scrooge and Clark Griswold’s boss and that magician who wanted Frosty’s hat. Being successful in business means taking …

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“Merry Christmas!” “I’m Jewish.” “Merry Christmas!” “Sorry, Muslim.” “Merry Christmas!” “I’m obviously Chinese.” “Merry Christmas!” “Jehova’s Witness. Would you like a pamphlet?” Some people have been told there’s a war on Christmas, and if you grew up steeped in Christmas …

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Sometimes you have to let people go. Sometimes good people leave. At the end of the day, the circumstances really don’t matter, and the departure should always be handled as consistently and professionally as possible. Why? Even your worst employee …

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  We’re just two weeks away from Black Friday, and if you don’t have a plan for it then you really need to put everything aside and create a plan for your business. What needs to be in that plan? …

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  There isn’t a mobile electronics store in the world that doesn’t field regular emergency calls from people who bought stuff online and tried to install it themselves. These calls are annoying. Not only did they shop online – something …

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Did you know that YouTube started out as a dating site? Or that Listerine was originally sold as a house cleaner and treatment for gonorrhea? Or that Wrigley started out selling baking powder with a stick of bonus gum in …

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Display up to seven remotes on one remote start or security showcase AVIDWORX has expanded its line of M3 Imageworx remote start and security showcases to give retailers more choice, as well an option to show more product. Until recently, …

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It’s an old rule of first dates and dinner parties that you should never, ever discuss politics. Even two people who agree on almost everything can still find something to argue about. The same goes for your business. The world …

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The expression “Don’t get mad, get even” is all about getting revenge, but what happens if you think of the word “even” as in “even temperament”? What if instead of blowing your top, you keep your cool and find a …

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There’s a reason why car dealerships selling $100K vehicles will put a 30-foot inflatable gorilla on the roof, or a couple of those wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men on either side of the entrance: They work. The reptilian …

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Time moves fast when you’re running a business, and the day-to-day challenges make it all too easy to put off your long term business goals indefinitely. Stretch goals – dreams for your business that stretch your imagination – are even …

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Everybody wants to know what makes our top innovators and business leaders tick – how does an Elon Musk launch and run so many companies at once when you can’t even stay on top of your email inbox? The one …

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While a lot of people might make fun of TED talks for their pandering and predictable presentations, there’s gold in this speaker series if you know where to mine it. Gusto Framework put together a list of 10 must-watch TED …

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