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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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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At the recent MERA KnowledgeFest, one store owner admitted that he had no idea how much he earned until the end of his record year, only to find out when all was said and done that his net profit after …

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Entrepreneurs are dreamers by definition, usually a higher than normal tolerance for taking risks. But while optimism and lofty goals are good things to have, it’s the ability to be honest with yourself BEFORE those inevitable moments of truth kick …

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At AVIDWORX, we like to travel light! We would like to go home from KnowledgeFest with less than we came with. That’s why we’ve priced our show demo displays at over 20% off retail, deliverable anywhere in the U.S. All …

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By this time next week, KnowledgeFest 2016 will be getting underway, offering retailers an opportunity to up their games in dozens of meaningful ways. There are 48 different manufacturer training events on the schedule, featuring almost all of the leading …

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The best employee is one who works for free, and in that sense Cortana – Microsoft’s voice-based helperbot – could be your next Employee of the Month. Most retailers seem to carry iPhones around these days, but chances are your …

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The manual for a next generation AV receiver is probably 50 pages long these days, with literally hundreds of features and benefits that might be of interest to your customers. However, during a sales presentation, you may only get to …

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If it seems like all of your bad days started out that way, you’re not imagining things: according to the Harvard Business Review, your morning mood really does affect your whole workday. A lot can go wrong with your day …

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Somewhere between 60% and 80% of people suffer from some form of lower back pain, depending on the survey. As someone who probably spends a lot of time in strange, contorted positions doing physically challenging things, you’re probably one of …

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  This week’s AVIDWORX Business Tip was originally supposed to be about keeping your back healthy and happy at work, but while researching ergonomic tools for the workplace I came across this unique Indiegogo product called the “Groggle” – a …

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When managing your team – or teams if you have multiple stores or locations – can be a challenge sometimes. Between phone, email, text and other communication platforms, it’s easy for things to be missed, miscommunicated or flat-out buried. To …

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  Doing business means more than moving bits of paper and money around, there’s always wheeling and dealing to be done behind the scenes – one of the reasons that relationships matter so much. A lot of businesses already use …

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