What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Retail Store Manager in Burlington:
"The hours are horrible."
When things are good, they are great but when things are bad, they are really bad!
Retail Store Manager in Las Vegas:
Do what you really want, retail is not for everyone. You really must want to work with people and for people. You must be able to handle stress well, and work under pressure.
Retail Store Manager in Los Angeles:
Having an energetic and positive attitude makes for an all around enjoyable workplace for your employees and attracts more customers which in turn boosts sales.
Retail Store Manager in Lorain:
"Russell Cellular SSTM."
Interview, review the compensation, set a budget accordingly, then decide if it's worth it.
Retail Store Manager in Lancaster:
"Your business will be an education."
Be sure that your education and experiences have prepared you for this. You must be able to get along with almost anyone, courteously. You must be flexible and change your plans when you see what sells and what does not. You must be willing to cut prices when you buy items that fail to sell well. You must get something for everything you bring in. Cherish your repeat customers; ask them what they would like to see added to the store. Make sure that you have a bigger variety of items that you think you need, such as jewelry, to allow for all of the different tastes out there. Mark up enough to leave room for sale and clearance prices to clear out the slow moving items.