Minimizing Touch Points Can Save You Time And Reduce Expenses

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Views

by Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com January 19, 2018 The speed of today’s economy demands increased productivity and efficiency. To achieve this, the concept of reduced touch points must extend into all facets of business, including the supply chain. For more than 25 years, my work across the retail supply chain within […]

Four Steps To Get Over Your Public Speaking Fears

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com November 7, 2017 For me, standing center stage in front of a group feels natural. Honestly, I’m not sure if this can be attributed to childhood dreams of entertaining others; spending years participating in orchestras, jazz bands and various sports events; my experience directing and performing […]

Dressed for the future

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Views

By Dave Wendland for Drug Store News November 6, 2017 This week I was reminded by my two great nieces that we need to be setting goals and looking into the future. Living in the present or only perpetuating the status quo will not fuel growth and reinvention. When you look in the near and not-so-near future, […]

How to Make Sure Networking Events Aren’t a Waste of Time

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com September 25, 2017 To some, attending networking events or local gatherings of business professionals is a waste of time. I’ve heard complaints that the room was too crowded, they didn’t recognize anyone, or the event was simply too long and inconvenient. Before examining these misguided reactions, […]

Programmed for Success

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, September/October 2017 In past articles I have referenced pearls of wisdom shared by my late father. Feeling especially nostalgic as this marks five years since his passing, I wanted to memorialize another one of his gems. Dad often said he was seldom impressed […]

How To Tap Into Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com August 23, 2017 “Why not?” That’s the question my then 10-year-old son asked when he wanted to launch his own web-based business. Honestly, I couldn’t come up with a reason why he shouldn’t put his passion to work. It reminded me of a similar question my […]

Natural products, value-based shopping gaining traction

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Views

By Jen Johnston as seen in Chain Drug Review, August 21, 2017 Consumer affinity for natural products has quickly extended beyond food and beverages into over-the-counter and personal care products. According to Kline Group, the U.S. market for natural personal care products has grown over 7% recently, while the U.S. market for natural O-T-C medicines has […]

Data Integrity Matters

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, July/August 2017 It was about three decades ago that I had the privilege of hearing a presentation by an IBM executive who made a rather prophetic proclamation: “The key to success will belong to those who have the data.” And this, from a […]

Making Customer Service Shine

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Views

By Dave Wendland for Drug Store News August 14, 2017 Last night was an especially clear summer night in Wisconsin. As my little sister was zipping along in her newly-acquired convertible, a canvas of brilliantly-shining stars opened up overhead. It was at that moment I wondered if outstanding customer service levels at retail could once […]

Bringing Product Concepts To Reality: Scale Or Fail

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Views

by Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com August 11, 2017 There was a time when a product’s success was measured by its ability to reach market saturation in record time – and for retail, that meant broad, ubiquitous distribution. My, how times have changed, thanks partly to the internet and […]

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