December 17, 2014
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PDRA Seeks Deserving Student For 2015 Scholarship

The idea of college can be daunting for even the most ambitious students. But with the PDRA Scholarship behind them, they can go forth and accomplish their educational dreams. With fewer financial burdens, the deserving recipient of this special scholarship will have the opportunity to prosper with their studies.

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Five Ways To Show Your Employees Just How Much You Appreciate Them

As an independent retailer, you know full well the importance your employees have on the success of your business. They spend the most time with your clientele and they set the overall tone for everything from sales to customer satisfaction. Amidst the hustle and bustle of running your company, however, it can be difficult to show these vital figures just how much they're valued. With the Christmas season fast approaching, here are five ways to make your employees feel worthy and appreciated.

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Taking Customer Service to the Next Level

When it comes to the success of an independent retailer there's a lot to be said about a prime location, an extensive product selection and competitive pricing, not to mention engaging marketing and effective social media.

But at the end of the day, the most important (and oft-overlooked) ingredient to a successful small business is – and always will be – the employee/customer relationship.

Quality customer service not only strengthens the supply chain and bolsters your brand, but it also boosts sales and retention rates. It minimizes complaints, maximizes satisfaction and, ultimately, increases profits.

In fact, the only downside of improving customer service among your staff is that it can be costly and time-consuming.

That's where we come in.

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Five Reasons for Independent Retailers to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for families to get together, feast on turkey and make new memories. As an independent retailer, it is also a perfect time to reflect on the past year and count your blessings.

As a small business owner, things may not always seem perfect. Maybe you occasionally work longer hours than you'd like (especially at this time of year!) and maybe sales lag from time to time.

But think about it. There's probably a reason you embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and started your own company. Whether it was the freedom and flexibility of working for yourself or a passion for paint and decorating, you are currently living the life you once dreamed about.

So this Thanksgiving, when your family goes around the table and it's your turn to give thanks, here are five reasons to be grateful.

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