Going Green Keeps You in the Black

October 5, 2015 — Retailers know what's good for our planet is good for business.

Casual Dining

October 3, 2015 — No other room in the home has changed as dramatically as the dining room, where formal is out and casual is cool.

Soaring Above the Competition

October 1, 2015 —Bob Knox once worked in the clouds. These days the former airline pilot and his family make a living on the ground. Good one, too.

AHFA Petitions CPSC to Adopt California Flammability Standard

 HIGH POINT, N.C.  –  The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt the upholstered furniture  performance standards and flammability test methods prescribed by California’s Technical... Read More

New Address, Same Refined Look

October 1, 2015 — A few years ago, Elam Swann, longtime owner of Swann’s Furniture & Design, could see his hometown of Tyler, Texas, slowly changing. Growth was shifting to the southern end town away from his store’s southeastern location... Read More

Professional Advertising: It All Adds Up

October 1, 2015 — When done right, professional advertising allows you to sell furniture at a higher price.

Vendor Events—Who Needs Them?

September 30, 2015 — I’m sure you receive offers from your finance provider on a regular basis offering a promotional period of financing at a discounted rate. We use these to our advantage in more ways than one by putting our own spin on them and turning... Read More

Are You My Mentor?

September 29, 2015 — Someone who can guide you through work's obstacles can prove invaluable. Here's how to find them.

There’s Gold in Those Shoppers

September 27, 2015 — The power of prospecting starts with building sincere, meaningful relationships with your customers.

Don’t Eat Credit Card Costs

September 11, 2015 — Upgrade your card payment processors by October 1 or face being on the hook for future losses.