What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
Retail Store Manager in Hawthorne:
"The lack of business knowledge of the owner."
To be organized and listen to the employees and the customers. Information is key running a successful business. Take suggestions and consider them.
Retail Store Manager in Washington:
"Business Acumen, Luxury Brand Experience, Talking With Clientele Is A Must."
Research the company you are thinking about joining and always keep up with all current information posted concerning policies and procedures. Ask questions to those working in the company about the companies opportunities and successes, also ask about their positions and what opportunities and successes they've personally encounter with the company.
Retail Store Manager in Naples:
"Benefits Relating To Hours Worked!"
Check everything, speak to previous manager if possible, ask for help from your regional director, any training manuals they have take them and STUDY them, don't be afraid to ask questions as this mutually benefits both you and your employer, your staff are not friends, you have to be in charge as ultimately you are responsible, lead by example be kind but firm.