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Last Word

The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has traditionally been retail’s sweet spot. The dismally named but eagerly awaited Black Friday shopping phenomenon was, of course, named for the point on the calendar when red ink turns black. But this year is going to be different.

Read more: Merry Christmas??

Small Business Matters

I first heard reference to the term OVO from Brendon Burchard, a high performance strategist and well respected business coach. I had been using the strategy for years, but I had never heard the acronym, “OVO.” Let me take a minute to explain OVO and its important role in today’s business climate. I will also give a few specific examples of how it works in my business. You can focus on any aspect of OVO at different times, and you will be best served by adding more Vs and Os along the way.

Read more: Three Keys to Understanding ‘OVO’ and its Important Role in Today’s Business Environment

Show Report

The 41st annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), held November 9-12, saw the Show return to the Midwest after having staged last year’s gathering in San Antonio. Indianapolis, Indiana’s Indiana Convention Center hosted 5,315 attendees (down somewhat from last year’s “Anniversary Show” total of 6,100) to celebrate with fellow drum and percussion enthusiasts.

Read more: Pasic 2016

Show Report

Asia’s Largest MI Trade Show Continues to Grow – in Size and Significance

Read more: Music China And Prolight + Sound Shanghai

Editorial

So another year is in the books. This one will no doubt be remembered for one of the most divisive Presidential election campaigns in recent – heck, in the nation’s – history, and with the results of that process comes all attendant uncertainty, fear, hopefulness, or whatever else (depending on your own political leanings).

Read more: So Long, 2016, and Thanks for all the... Um... Actually: Good Riddance

Current Issue

Nationwide survey of MI retailers suggests generally ‘mixed’ outlook, although many remain concerned about effects of the recent election (Note: some of the stores contacted responded just prior to the outcome of this year’s Presidential race)

Read more: 50 Dealer/50 State Review & Forecast

Features

The 2016 Dealers’ Choice Awards (DCA) process represents “year two” of a far more comprehensive approach, resulting in enhanced participation and verifiability.

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