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How to Prepare Your Customers For a Store Relocation

Written by 9rules Blog on May 11, 2015

The need to shift the location of your store can develop for a variety of reasons: you need more or less space, you aren’t getting the traffic you need, your lease is up, or possibly something else. Although moving your products and possessions can be enough of a challenge, an array of other issues relating to a business relocation can surface.

relocating to a new store

One of the most vital is maintaining your customer relationships. Below are three tips to help you prepare your customers for the relocation of your firm, if you want to make sure you don’t lose anyone along the way.

Consider your alternatives

Moving to a new business site, especially if you have a large following of customers you suspect may not be enthusiastic about the move, can prove to be more work than it’s worth. Mark Henricks, contributor for Entrepreneur.com, says that if you have been doing business at the same location for many years, you could face a backlash from your customer base and lose a few folks who have been very loyal up to this point. (more…)

Nine Keys to an Environmentally Friendly Diet

Written by 9rules Blog on May 4, 2015

Electric cars, LEED certified homes, green spaces, and renewable energy are all topics with substantial amounts of discussion and public awareness; however, something that’s rarely discussed outside of certain isolated groups is eco-friendly dieting. This form of eating involves having as little impact on the environment as possible while still enjoying tasty, nutritious food. Let’s take a look at some of the keys and tips to starting and maintaining an environmentally friendly diet:

Fruit and vegetables on counter top

Go local.

The number one suggestion is to go local. Most food travels anywhere between 1,300 and 2,000 miles before arriving at your dinner table, but by eating local food, you can help to end this trend. The locavore diet suggests only eating food that’s produced within 100 miles of your home. By finding local markets and bakeries, you can ensure you know exactly where your food comes from.

Change how you shop.

When you go shopping, plan your trips accordingly. Get as much as you can at one time so as to prevent return trips. It’s also a good idea to bring your own bags, and avoid using plastic whenever possible. (more…)

Medicaid Expansion By The Numbers [Infographic]

Written by Scrivs on May 1, 2015

Via: Potashnik & Associates