Moving Forward

Examining the Amazon Store

The jury is no longer out. According to the Quartz Daily Brief, Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City “sucks the joy out of buying books.” Let’s admit it—most of us brick-and-mortar retailers

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What Churches Want

Over the last few years, we’ve seen confirmation of what we instinctively knew to be true: The local church desires to support local Christian retail. Partnership with our local church body takes

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Retail Realities Hit Hard

As my store’s fiscal year end draws near, it’s safe to say this year will be forever marked as one of change. Our country’s retail landscape altered dramatically in this span of 12 months like

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Engaging reviews

Last month I talked about how our store is becoming more intentional about carrying ABA titles alongside the CBA best-sellers in our children’s department. Careful selection is part of that

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Steward Your Way Through Leadership

The first day of any job is significant. The first day on my job as manager, the owner, Rich Baker, said something I still carry with me closely: “Your staff will be where most of your time goes.

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Create a Clear Path

My flight home from the CBA convention is always quick, no matter the length of the flight, because it’s a time that’s always important to me. I hold a brainstorming session between my thoughts

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