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I May Have Left The Photo Retail Business, But I Still Love Photography It was exactly on my birthday in August, two years ago, that I signed the papers that allowed me to exit the photo retail business. I found a sense of irony that it happened by […]
If you are running a photo retail store, I don’t have to tell you 2016 was a difficult year for photo retailers. If natural disasters killing camera production and supply wasn’t bad enough, we had Amazon adding same-day delivery to major markets—trying to compete directly with the instant gratification one gets from buying locally.
Still, there are unreached numbers and distant quotas. What could be done now–just a few weeks before the year ends–to seal the deal, or maybe even to put these deals in a better position for 2017?
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If you can’t get engagement on your social media posts, get your employees to help. Every smart entrepreneur knows that you need to use social media to effectively market your business and your brand.
As a result, I have had a full schedule of high pressure power business meetings. Those who have participated in these kinds of meetings know how they typically go. You meet in some nondescript conference room, shake hands, greet each other, small talk for 30 seconds and get to the business at hand. When the business is done you shake hands and head off on your merry way.
All our customers were going out of business, our product was losing margin, and our competition was growing – I had to do something. Our savior came in the form of social media – implementing a 2-brand strategy – using the power of my personal brand to magnify the company’s brand.
Operating a photo retail store is hard. It’s hard work with long hours. It’s hard to make sales. It’s hard to find good employees. It’s hard to keep expenses down.. it’s just damn hard to make a profit—which if you could, would make everything else less hard.