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  • International Moulding Open House 2017
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    WCAF 2018 Seminars - It's Time to plan your trip to Vegas
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    West Coast Art and Frame 2018 is almost here. Ken Baur of KB Consulting will be presenting a variety of seminars on the picture framing business at WCAF. Read the class list, and learn why your business needs a company manual.
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    Finding More Business
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    Need more customers? Most small businesses do, but they don’t have a plan for making it happen. Here are three ways you can help grow your customer base and find more business.
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    Remembering a Fun Project
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    The Tru Vue Retail Makeover project involved many different aspects of Larry and Rene’ Bauer’s framing business in Port Angeles, WA. This project teaches us what can be done to help framing shops grow, and the Bauers were the perfect choice to meet the challenge. I am lucky to be involved in so many businesses and the lives of the people who run them.
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    Withholding Choices – Why It’s Bad For Your Business
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    Framers believe offering expensive framing options hurts the perception of their business, but withholding options creates resentment and undermines trust. Selling premium framing products is about offering informed choices, not trying to upsell.
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    Scorekeeping: The Essential Key To Progress
    Framing, Improving Profits, Management
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    In custom framing, there is no faster way of improving your profits than by increasing your average ticket. Make Average Ticket growth a goal for your company. Download our free tool to record your daily progress, improve your ability to reach goals and measure improvement.
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    Four Vital Aspects Of Building Business That Often Get Ignored
    Management
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    Customer Service falls short in simple, but very important areas. The simple things often mean the most when building business relationships. Here's four ways to improve how people perceive your business, including response urgency, accountability, attentiveness, and displaying gratitude.
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    Striking the Right Balance with Pricing
    Framing, Improving Profits, Published Articles
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    One of the biggest challenges facing custom frame shop owners is determining their pricing strategy. You want to strike the right balance with pricing so that you don’t discourage customers, but are also able to cover your operational expenses, material costs, and allow for remaining profit. Read this article to learn how to take your pricing to the next level.
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Take Your Pricing Strategy To The Next Level
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    A little tweak to pricing can make a substantial difference. In this video from Tru Vue®, Ken Baur talks with Retail Boot Camp winners Larry and Rene Bauer of Karon’s Frame Center about taking their pricing strategy to the next level.
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    How One Employee Made My Experience Exceptional
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    Read about a great customer experience that transformed Ken Baur's trip to Antelope Canyon. Are you making your customer's experience memorable?
  • West Coast Art and Frame Show 2017
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    West Coast Art and Frame Show 2017
    Framing, Management
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    At WCAF 2017 I observed that the shift to learning about the operational aspects of running a small business is continuing as owners understand the need to monitor profits and well as grow their creative talents.
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    Why You Need A Consistent Design Style
    Framing, Published Articles
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    Create consistency for great designs by building a design philosophy which can be shared and taught to others in your company. By outlining and teaching a process, you can offer consistent talent regardless of who the designer is.
  • 2016 Retail Bootcamp
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Raising Average Ticket
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    VIDEO: In this pricing & profitability video series, framing industry expert Ken Baur discusses raising the average ticket price with owners Rene' & Larry Bauer for the 2016 Tru Vue Retail Bootcamp.
  • 2016 Retail Bootcamp
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Scorekeeping - Tracking Average Ticket
    Framing, Published Articles
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    VIDEO: In this pricing & profitability video series, framing industry expert Ken Baur discusses scorekeeping and average ticket with owners Rene' & Larry Bauer for the 2016 Tru Vue Retail Bootcamp.
  • Gung Ho by Ken Blanchard
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    A Book For Everyone
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    If I had to single out one book which influenced the most change in my life it would clearly be Gung Ho! By Ken Blanchard. Blanchard helps to explain how business leadership can be a natural process instead of something forced upon others.
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Discounting Dilemma
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    VIDEO: In this pricing & profitability video series, framing industry expert Ken Baur discusses discounting dilemmas with Imagine It Framed owners, Rene' & Larry Bauer, for the 2016 Tru Vue Retail Bootcamp.
  • Observations from the Road
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    Observations from the Road
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    Small things can shape a shopping experience. While on the road I observed that ‘details’ can make visiting a business something special…or ruin it.
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Don’t Sell Yourself Short — Tips to Avoid Discounting Dilemmas
    Framing, Improving Profits, Published Articles
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    During his operational and financial consultation with Tru Vue® Retail Boot Camp winners' Rene and Larry Bauer, Ken talked with them about a major factor in success for small businesses — controlling discounting. Maintain profitability of custom designs by limiting discounting and having confidence in your pricing.
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    2016 Retail Bootcamp: Intro to Pricing
    Framing, Published Articles
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    VIDEO: In this pricing & profitability video series, framing industry expert Ken Baur discusses pricing strategies with Imagine It Framed owners, Rene' & Larry Bauer, for the 2016 Tru Vue Retail Bootcamp.