September 16, 2019

More Consumers are Buying Their Car Accessories Online

"Online dollar sales of automotive accessories — including appearance accessories, cargo management, exterior accessories, interior accessories, towing & hitch, and tire & wheel accessories — grew by 26% in the 12 months ending April 2019, according to The NPD Group's Checkout E‑commerce Tracking. Additionally, 34% of online dollar volume during the same time period resulted from sales within these six accessory categories."

September 15, 2019

Manage Smarter 87: Being an Honest Broker of Information

Jan Allen is an Executive Coach and Life Strategist, as well as co-managing partner of Business of People. She previously served in an executive role for two Ohio governors. In this episode, we discuss: The concept of an honest broker and it's value; why YOU as a leader want to vet and make sure your critical staffers are honest brokers; how the concept is critical to being a better leader; tips for building team relationships vs. discipline.

September 13, 2019

Positiveness

Positiveness means maintaining a state of positive expectations about people and situations, including a positive state of energy in your thoughts and emotional patterns.

September 13, 2019

70% of Americans will Celebrate Halloween

"Last year, Halloween spending reached $9 billion, the second highest Halloween spending seen post-recession. Consumers are ready to celebrate and shop to kick off the festivities. NRF and Prosper’s annual Halloween Spending Survey found that seven in 10 consumers planned to celebrate in 2018, and they spent an average of nearly $90 per person. Celebrants plan to purchase everything from decorations to candy to costumes (even for beloved pets)."