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  • I’ve been out of touch…

    I haven’t sent out an email newsletter in ages, and have only rarely posted to this blog. It’s been a much longer hiatus than I anticipated. As retailers, I’m sure you can all appreciated how long new projects seem to take to get off the ground. Not to mention the daily work of doing business.

    There have been lots of changes at Inspire over the past months. Now that those projects have some momentum, I’m renewing my commitment to keep in touch with you, and keep creating new articles. And hopefully some of you will join me here on the blog, and share your comments about what’s happening in retail in your neck of the woods.

    Here’s what’s been happening at Inspire:

    • Marie-Claude Coté has joined me as a merchandising consultant. You can get to know more about here here: (Just scroll down the page to see her lovely visage.)
    • In response to requests from retailers, Inspire can now help you with merchandising your store or retail cart in-person. Businesses in BC’s Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island can book Marie-Claude to help you merchandise your store or cart.
    • Improving this blog to have more features and allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds. This has been a major challenge, and I’m still working out technical issues.
    • Migrating and the website from to It’s not quite done yet. I’ll keep you posted.

    I’m working on the next e-newsletter which will go out shortly – today. I’ll be sending out an article that I recently had published in Retail Connections magazine about preparing for retail events. Stay tuned.

    In the meantime, add your comments below to let me know what’s been happening in your store lately…

    or what you’d like to see at Inspire, or this blog…

    or just say hello. I’d love to hear from you!

    Why would you want to subscribe to the newsletter?

    Well, if you don’t subscribe already – it’s a way to get the latest retail articles delivered directly to your email box – because we all forget to go back regularly to blogs we like. Even if you prefer to read the articles on the blog, the newsletter will send you the link when it is published. And, subscribers get to download the pdf Attracting Customers: Steps to getting more shoppers in the door.

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