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Wisdom from Jeanette Falk
Jeanette Falk, owner of The Children's Store in Chapel Hill, NC for over 35 years said the store owner's goal should be in finding the "Magic Mixture between the community and the store".
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There's More to
Retail Than Just Selling!
Bed, Bath & Beyond recently opened a new store format in Brooklyn. It features a restaurant, cooking classes, and a hair blowout bar. "For retailers, the future lies in giving customers a place to socialize and learn".
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We Think Colorforms Might Do Great!
Kahootz has just started shipping Colorforms. 
Our favorite  ones are the Animals, Vehicles, and House.



Many of you were interested, but were scared away by the case pack (it was 12). Case packs have just been reduced to 6 and cost is $10.00.  Would definitely put 2 or 3 on your next Kahootz order!



Learn From 
My Mistakes
I ran a great toy store for 13 years. We would regularly win "Best Toy Store" Awards and we had an extremely loyal customer base. 
I had a big belief that to be successful in the marketplace I was in, that I needed to have a strong school supply business in conjunction. The thinking at the time was to help our business have sales for most of the twelve months, rather than just fourth quarter.
I had every color and size of construction paper, hundreds of gallons of tempera paints, huge pieces of school furniture, not to mention all the other hundreds of items that a pre-school classroom would need.
I opened up a warehouse. I hired dedicated staff to process and ship orders. I eventually produced my own catalog. During this time, my small toy store kept getting bigger and better. However, my focus was on daycare centers and pre-school programs. I thought that's where my success would come from.
I started to import direct from Europe and I did a big run of product catalogs to try to cover 20 states, not just the state I was in (Massachusetts). My expenses exponentially were greatly exceeding my sales on the school/supply side of the business. Still I trudged on.
This is not a story to advise you to stay away from school/supplies. (It could easily be substituted in this story with clothing, candy, sporting goods, etc.) It's a story that I had a great toy store that did not receive my full focus, and that I drained money away from.
Follow where your business is telling you where to go. I had a great toy store, and a mediocre school/supply business, yet I spent 75% of my time(and most of my money), on the mediocre business.

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Deluxe Grand Piano

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Mighty Mountain Mine Train Set



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All in 1 Easel

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Switchback Race Track


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Beetle Walker Blue

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Bus Walker Red

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Little Red Rider

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Street Surfer

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Gourmet Grill

$70.00/pk 1
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Doll Family Mansion

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Teepee Tent Red

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Country Critters Play Cube

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