One of the biggest complaints with working in retail is the unsteady hours. One week you may be working thirty-five hours and the next you could be working fifteen. It’s hard to make plans with inconsistent hours and there’s never a definite paycheck.
Your employees are your business. They greet and serve your customers, they open and close the shop, they handle the money, and they work alongside you in your retail store.
Hiring for an e-commerce company is no small feat. The success of your business is highly dependent on the collective efforts of your team.
A team is a small group of people who are committed to working together to achieve the desired goals.
Earlier this year, the Obama administration and Department of Labor passed a groundbreaking update to the national overtime rule. The new regulation, scheduled to take effect on December 1st would raise the salary threshold for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. In other words, all employees, with a few exceptions, who are salaried under $47,476 […]
In retail, sales are greatly determined by interactions between customers and associates, and results are driven by quality rather than quantity of time spent in these interactions.
If you are a small retail business owner, you may have limited staff and management. Your employees might be a mix of salaried and hourly workers, full and part time, and include family members, students and interns. This group of workers is your greatest asset because they interact directly with your customers.
n March 2014, President Barak Obama sent an executive memorandum directing Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to “modernize and streamline” the overtime exemption regulations.
As retailers, it’s easy to focus on the revenue driving aspects of your store.
Sales is one of the oldest and for many, most difficult jobs there is. As a store owner or manager, one of your top responsibilities is making sure your business brings in the revenue it needs to not just survive, but thrive and grow.