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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Like this, but in your head. Sales is a flow thing, and nothing breaks up the flow faster than pulling out a calculator and trying to figure out how to compute something. As well, managers often need to be able …

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There’s something so satisfying about checking a box on your to-do list. But what most people think of as making a small amount of progress in getting things done actually runs much deeper: science shows that people get a mental …

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When budgeting for the future and making projections for revenues, it’s important to understand the accounting concept of your Cost of Goods Sold or COGS. Why? Because you’ll never get a clear idea of your actual costs or potential profit …

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Your installation bays are where the magic happens, and for many stores services account for upwards of 50% of total revenues. For many stores, custom work is their bread and butter – the most profitable and highest margin jobs that …

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Audiofrog retailers, and soon-to-be Audiofrog retailers, can now benefit from affordable showcase solutions by AVIDWORX. “Audiofrog is a visionary startup that is quickly gaining a great reputation for sound and build quality,” said Marcel Newell, president of AVIDWORX. “Andy (Wehmeyer) …

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once observed, “I saw a study that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. Number two was death. Death was number two? This means for the average …

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Some businesses have done away with the idea of petty cash in recent years in favor of electronic payment methods. There are good reasons for that. For one thing, everything is logged and tracked with little intervention on your part, …

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AVIDWORX is pleased to return to the second annual KnowledgeFest Spring Training event hosted by Mobile Electronics from April 8-10, this time taking place in Indianapolis. The event is packed with great workshops for 12-volt retailers and installers, and includes …

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Most independent retailers aren’t crazy about uniforms. It’s something they associate with soulless chain stores and mega franchises; a corporate invention that goes against everything they stand for. It’s hard to reconcile your original company vision and values with the …

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AVIDWORX is hard at work expanding its new line of M3 showcase systems, consulting with retailers to find out what they need. For April, AVIDWORX has launched four new products: an amplifier island, narrow slot wall sections, a mini client …

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Having a strong WiFi signal at work is an affordable way to boost productivity, speed up transactions, provide waiting customers with a better waiting room experience, save on long distance by using VOIP and services like Skype for Business and …

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People research the businesses that they do business with. They visit websites, the read review sites, they drop by your Facebook and social media. Why? Because they want to be reassured that they’re going to a well-established place, that they’re …

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  Because people tend to think in absolutes and like to put things in boxes, we also tend to classify people as being one of two things – extroverts and introverts. In reality there’s a wide spectrum of personality types …

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  Hiring a professional accountant who specializes in small businesses and retail is one of the smartest things that any business owner can do – accountants are thorough, they know the tax code inside and out, they will maximize your …

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If you subscribe to Microsoft Office, chances are the one program that you’ve never used is Access – a simple database program that is hard to explain and takes a little time to learn. It probably can’t replace your POS/accounting …

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