Is Your Business Like a Crystal Whale?

September 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I just read that Steuben is closing. Seems that the recession has claimed another victim and along with a change in the “wants” of folks that can actually afford to buy hugely expensive glassware Steuben just didn’t have a chance.

The news makes me kind of sad.

I did sales training for Steuben way back in the day when spending thousands of dollars for a glass bowl or a replica of an animal seemed right in line, when the store was crowded with people not just looking but buying too and when buying extravagant corporate gifts did not seem obscene.

So their time has passed. Their employees in NYC and Corning will get laid off and it’s said that their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is already signed for by a major designer.

Things change. What are you doing to make certain that your business keeps up with the times?

Change is inevitable. Failure does not have to be its companion.


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