I purchased the Thanksgiving local newspaper for $.35 for the ads. There is wisdom in those ads that is worth tons of money.
Did you know Target has one of the hottest niche products featured on its key pages promoting Friday and Saturday specials? Do you know what that product is or even how I know it is that hot? Do you wonder why the other retailers missed it? I don’t wonder I know precisely why. Do you want to know what that product is? Look up my email contact information at www.stevepohlit.com and drop me a line.
Do you know that Best Buy has black Friday specials that are so hot they are giving tickets out starting at 4AM for people who want in at 5AM? Are any other retaileres doing this? None that I found. Do you think someone will start Black Friday at 12:01 AM sometime soon? I’ll bet on it. Do I agree with any of that? Doesn’t matter. The only thing that counts if you are retailer is the gross margin in the cash register. There will be some winners? Want to know who they are? I will tell you who will be the big winners this selling season in one week. Subscribe to Steve Reports and don’t miss it.
Did you notice the extensive joint ventures done by Circuit City, Best Buy, and other major chains? Did you know that these deals started nearly a year ago? Do you think you can learn a few things from what is working and what is not working this season and apply them to your business?
Do you know that most small businesses and entrepreneurs will ignore the reasons for others succeeding that are right in front of them? Now you know that some of these lessons can be found by spending 35 cents on Thanksgiving.
Do you think there is insight on what item are hot in the 6AM – 11AM specials offered on Black Friday? (Excluding Best Buy and several others who are now stating at 5 AM)
Do you want to be a store manager of a store opening at 5 AM on the day after Thanksgiving? Can you imagine what you are thinking about all day Thanksgiving? Do you know how companies are able to find and motivate people to do this the day after Thanksgiving?
The above is just a short list of what came to mind as I studied the Black Friday ads. Some would say I was working. I happened to see Warren Buffet being interviewed recently and he was laughing talking about loving what he does. His quote was along the lines of ” I tap dance to work every day. I have more money than nearly everyone else and it doen’t matter, I just love what I do”
I love what I do and you will see more evidence of how I am helping others gain tremedous value in their business by paying attention to what works.
Now if you used the Thanksgiving ads to wrap the scraps from dinner, you will want to find the copies not sold in the morning at your local convenience store waiting to be picked up and grab yourself another copy.
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Be well and prosper,
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Steve Pohlit has more than 20 years experience running very large and medium sized companies. Steve now consults personally with clients to design and implement processes that will deliver improved business performance for the long term. Most projects are self-funding within 90 days. The client then experiences a very high return on investment. Learn more about the process of Increasing Profits by 30% or More In 90 Days or Less by visiting http://www.stevepohlit.com or you can call 727-587-7871 and speak with Steve directly.