Author Archives: Andrea Hill

If you are a persistent person – and if you’re reading this blog, you probably are – then you know the power of focusing on something intensely until it gets done. Unfortunately, the brain with the power to hone in … Continue reading

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My office excites me. Every morning when I walk in (and especially after being away for travel), I ignite with the potential of the day. I’ve taken a bit of crap for this in my career. Even in my smallest … Continue reading

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I’ve had a problem with my left knee for a while. It hitches when I walk, and complains when I go up and down the stairs. I just figured that getting older has its price. When I did give it … Continue reading

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Quick. Take out your smartphone. Open your website. What do you see? If your website seamlessly reconfigured itself to be easily readable on your phone, you’re in good shape. This automatic sizing is called responsive, and it’s what website visitors … Continue reading

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Nothing will kill a business faster than simply fighting the same old battles and doing the same old things. Are you showing up to work energized each morning? Are you excited about the work you plan to do that day? … Continue reading

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David Geller, 14th generation jeweler, author of the Geller Blue Book, and expert on jewelry retail, wrote an open letter to the jewelry industry that is a must-read for all of us.

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I am of a split mind when it comes to  comparison between the jewelry industry and the fashion industry. On the one hand, jewelry is definitely part of a woman’s wardrobe and it plays an important role in her expression … Continue reading

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Remember a time when different jewelry producers could place their collections in retail stores, and rely on retail stores to bring in traffic? The numbers game back then was one of local customers. Retailers who were on a busy street, … Continue reading

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I’m sitting in a Starbucks getting some work done between appointments. At the table across from me sits a 70ish woman. She’s reading a magazine and she has a Daytimer and pen on the table. From all appearances, she is … Continue reading

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Two of my grandchildren are under the age of two. Active little boys, they give me such delight as I watch them develop and grow. They also make me gasp in fear on a regular basis. Just the other day, … Continue reading

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