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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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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This is a great project we’re working on with Curacao in Huntington Park. The wall art files still need to be installed, but they went with the Standard White for a clean look and the results so far have been …

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You’re a busy man/woman. You don’t have time to do every little thing that needs doing to run your business, as well as all the things you need to do to help your business thrive and grow. Luckily the web …

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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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