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This month, JimmyCast dives into a timely topic: trade shows. In this episode, host Jimmy DeGroot and co-host Doug Meadows of David Douglas Diamonds in Marietta, GA share a fun and lively conversation about why shows are important, what retaile
This month, Jeffrey Samuels, owner of William Jeffrey’s Jewelers near Richmond, Virginia, joins host Jimmy DeGroot and co-host Doug Meadows of David Douglas Diamonds in Marietta, GA to talk about how a jewelry store owner can build a business t
This month, JimmyCast brings you a story of hope — of a business person who fell so hard for metals and gemstones that he felt he needed to open his own jewelry business, even in the face of a historic health crisis.In the episode, host Jimmy D
This month, JimmyCast welcomes Larry Rickert, owner of Jim Kryshak Jewelers in Wausau, WI.The two know each other well, as Jimmy was the general manager at Rickert's business from 1996-2007, before leaving to begin his jewelry consultancy busin
This month, Jimmy DeGroot welcomes a guest he knows quite well. In fact, they know each other so well that they can complete each other’s …“… sandwiches?” suggests Jason Druxman, co-owner of Avenue Jewelers in Appleton, WI.Druxman has been in t
This week, JimmyCast welcomes Aleah Arundale, founder of the popular private Facebook group, Jewelers Helping Jewelers, and a fifth-generation jeweler who works for diamond wholesaler Olympian Diamonds.Chatting with co-hosts Jimmy DeGroot and D
In this month's episode of JimmyCast, host Jimmy DeGroot talks customer data with Dave and Spencer Mink of TraxSales. One of the earliest customer tracking companies, launched in 1996, TraxSales uses an infrared camera system to track door traf
Kim Gordon is living the dream — it's the dream of owning her own store, the aptly named Dream Jewelers in Oshkosh, WI. Gordon has spent most of her career in jewelry sales, having spent more than a decade as an assistant manager at a Kay Jewel
If making mistakes is the best way to learn, then the latest episode of JimmyCast promises to be a tremendous learning experience. In the episode, Jimmy DeGroot and co-host Doug Meadows each share five dumb things they've seen jewelers do in th
In this month’s episode of JimmyCast, hosts Jimmy DeGroot and Doug Meadows chat with the manager of the winning store in the “Small Cool” division of INSTORE’s America’s Coolest Stores”, EAT Gallery of Maysville, KY.Katherine Cotterill, manager
Open the box. That’s the central theme of the latest edition of JimmyCast.By “opening the box”, Jimmy and Doug mean jewelers’ tendency to grasp for things — a training course, a new technology, or a hot line of jewelry — but then not do what th
On this month’s JimmyCast, the focus turns to co-host Doug Meadows, who shares an abridged history of his life in jewelry retail.The interest in Doug’s story is probably not in its uniqueness, but rather its familiarity. In fact, Jimmy says at
Want to know more about selling lab-created diamonds? In the latest episode of JimmyCast, Jimmy DeGroot and co-host Doug Meadows talk with Joy Janssen of Eco Diamond, a family-owned jewelry retailer based in Little Chute, WI. In addition to sel
In this month's episode of JimmyCast, Jimmy DeGroot and Doug Meadows talk about one of their least favorite things — firing staff.It’s one of the toughest things a store-owner has to do. But once you determine that someone is dragging your busi
In a tight job market where the average person seeks to "reinvent" themselves four or five times their career, what does a jewelry store have to do to keep its very best employees for the long-term?That’s the focus of the fifth episode of Jimmy
Can social media make your store more approachable? That’s the focus of the fourth episode of JimmyCast from jewelry store trainer Jimmy DeGroot of jewelrystoretraining.com.Guest George Fritz of Mills Jewelers in Lockport, NY drops in to talk w
Hiring. It's one of the most important things you do. Hiring the right person can lift your store into the stratosphere; hiring the wrong one will drag you into Dante's 7th circle of hell.Finding and hiring people who can become high-quality em
How can a jewelry-store owner get the members of his or her team to think and act like they are store-owners?That's the big question covered in the second episode of INSTORE's new podcast series, JimmyCast, from jewelry-store trainer Jimmy DeGr
Welcome to the debut episode of JimmyCast, featuring Jimmy DeGroot.DeGroot is a jewelry store manager who has been in the business for over 20 years. Now he spends his time training teams around the world at jewelrystoretraining.com and sharing
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