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Retailers Commit to Working with Law Enforcement in Response to Terrorist Attack

The safety of employees and customers is retailers’ top concern, said a National Retail Federation (NRF) executive at a hearing Wednesday of the House Committee on Homeland Security on the recent Al Shabaab attack at a Kenyan shopping mall.

“Retailers face many threats; yet through a mix of technology, partnerships, preparation and training, retailers are able to ensure that they are able to respond to any threat,” said NRF Vice President Richard Mellor. “Retailers are committed to continuously improving their vigilance in order to stay ahead of those who wish to do harm to their businesses, their employees and their customers."

A former police officer with 40 years of experience in public safety, Mellor told the committee Wednesday that “While shopping malls have been categorized by some as ‘soft targets,’ it would have been hard to imagine or prepare for the devastating attack conducted by terrorists at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya last month. Collaboration and partnership between retailers, and law enforcement needs to remain strong and vigilant now more than ever.”

Echoing counterterrorism officials and authorities, Mellor said the Kenyan shopping mall attack by the Somalia-based Al Qaeda affiliate illustrates the potential terrorist threat to “soft targets” in the United States like shopping malls, movie theaters and other large retail stores.

Retailers have sophisticated protocols to deal with the threats from a wide range of situations, including organized retail crime (ORC) activities, robbery, active shooter incidents, impacts from natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes as well as being a potential target for a terrorist attack,” Mellor said. “Because these threats are always present, retailers invest heavily to ensure that they are prepared to deal with any and all threats against their businesses, their employees and their customers. Moreover, retailers are consistently evaluating the effectiveness of their programs and seeking improvements. As criminals and threats become more sophisticated, so do retailers.”

NRF leads the retail industry’s partnership with law enforcement, working with local, state and federal agencies on developing “active shooter” guidelines with the Department of Homeland Security. The trade group also has developed guidelines for responding to natural emergencies.

NRF has been advocating for congressional legislation to combat organized retail crime, which the group said “has been linked to funding of criminal and terrorist organizations overseas,” and is a federal crime.

The trade group is the world’s largest retail trade association representing retailers of all types and sizes in the United States and more than 45 countries. Retailers operate more than 3.6 million establishments in the US that support one in four US jobs -- 42 million working Americans – and contributed $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, the association said. (Source





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Accountants Should Focus on Detecting Fraud, Experts Say
Accountants have been slow to embrace the idea that a core function of their job is to identify fraud during company audits, and more education and training is needed to hasten the advancement of this idea. Part of the problem is while standards have evolved to incorporate fraud detection into the job description, it’s not always possible to know who in an organization is involved in deceptive number-crunching, say two accounting experts. While hard to believe, some CPAs believe detecting fraud still isn’t one of their core responsibilities. “I think there is more of a recognition of the types of fraud that occur and how those get perpetrated,” Mr. Keyser said. Auditors need to pay particular attention to year-end statements and performance targets that may be tied to executive bonuses, as these are areas where management may fudge the numbers to ensure they receive the most compensation they can. (Source Subscription may be required.

The UK's Retail Knowledge holds first ever "The Volumatic Fraud Awards" with Mick Phipps from Wilkinson receiving the first ever "LP Director of the Year" award  300 guests partied until the early hours at the biggest LP networking event of the year, with a ‘who’s who’ of retailer and supplier A-listers enjoying superb food, wine and dancing until the small hours. Meanwhile, ‘LP Team of the Year’ was bagged by American Golf. Best Newcomer Winner – TSI Security ProSync locking device, Most Innovative Instore Winner – Cash Bases SMARTtill Cash Management Solution, Most Innovative Instore Winner – Cash Bases SMARTtill Cash Management Solution, Most Innovative Instore Surveillance Highly Commended – Oncam Grandeye 360-Degree technology, Most Innovative Online Winner – GB Group, Most innovative Cross Functional Winner – Transactis, Shrink Reduction Winner – Iovation Reputation Manager 360, Best Collaborative Solution Winner – OrisForums. The Fraud Awards 2014 will take place on the 8th October at the King Power Stadium Leicester. (Source

Safeway plans to exit the Chicago market
Where it operates 72 supermarkets under the Dominick’s banner by early 2014 after posting third quarter profits that were roughly half those of the comparable period the prior year. "The decision to sell Canada Safeway and to exit the Chicago market is consistent with Safeway's priority of maximizing shareholder value." (Source

ICSC: September sales post 4.0% increase; drug stores strongest performing segment  The biggest story line here is that the September performance was led by the drug-store segment, posting its strongest monthly showing since April 2007. Drug-store sales rose by 6.0% in September. Apparel was the weakest performing segment, posting a 0.1% gain (preliminary number does not include Gap Inc.). For October, ICSC research anticipates that comparable-store sales will increase between 3% and 4.0%. (Source

Saks or no Saks? Apparel retailer’s takeover by Hudson Bay causes jitters over Saks’ Jackson ops center  Canadian retail apparel giant Hudson Bay Co.’s $2.9 billion acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue and its plan to trim $100 million (Canadian) in back office costs could have consequences for Saks’ longtime operations center in Jackson and its approximately 600 employees. Some of the anxiety in Jackson comes from Hudson Bay’s relocation of its information technology operations center from Toronto to St. Louis, a move the retailer announced several months before making its bid to acquire Saks. Hudson Bay, which operates the Lord & Taylor brand in the United States and the Bay brand in Canada, says the move of its operations center to St. Louis is part of a companywide consolidation effort. (Source

8,000 Stores Strong: Family Dollar Celebrates Milestone Store Opening

Neiman Marcus to invest $100 million in omnichannel project

New report details scope of counterfeit drugs worldwide - 25% of which is tied to Canada  Nearly one-quarter of online sellers under investigation somehow tied to Canada. A coalition of organizations that includes major retail pharmacy and drug manufacturing groups is warning consumers against purchasing drugs from foreign, online outlets. The Partnership for Safe Medicines analyzed a report from the Group of 8 about rogue online drug outlets that shows 4,000 of the 18,000 outlets under investigation were tied in some way to Canada; 70,000 fake prescription drugs were discovered in the secure supply chain in the United Kingdom, and 30,000 doses remain unaccounted for; France confiscated 1.2 million doses of fake aspirin hidden in tea last year; Germany found more than 100 outlets offering illegally imported counterfeit cancer drugs in 2010; a Russian network called Glavmed is known for posing as Canadian drug stores and is one of the top-three sources of online antivirus scams. (Source

What keeps HR managers awake at night?
The themes that emerged from the Summit uniting both HR and communication professionals included: •Earning a place at the top table – by demonstrating business acumen, being clear about your financial targets and knowing your business well, both HR and communication practitioners are being invited to the top table. •Generation Y thinks differently – organisations are having to re-write their employee handbooks for this new generation. •Don’t tell your employees about the future, ask them to create it. •Think mobile – research shows on average we check our smartphones every 6½ minutes. If your channels for recruits, employees and even alumni are not optimised for mobile devices, you are being left behind. •Think like a marketer – for me, as a communicator, this was the most revealing comment of the day. Paula Harvey from Kallidus told us that to attract and retain talented employees, HR should look to its marketing colleagues. Sound familiar? (Source

57% of U.S. adults expect digital wallets to replace physical money
57% of U.S. adults say that digital wallets either have already or may within the next five years replace physical wallets, according to a new Visa survey. (Source

Helzberg Jewelers continues their search for a senior Loss Prevention executive

September Same Store Sales Results

Gap Global down 3%, Banana Republic Global down 5%, Old Navy Global down 2%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Safeway Q3 up 0.8% with revenue up 1%


Head of FBI/Newark, NJ office to Address the NE Regional Conference on Loss Prevention

Tuesday October 29, 2013 8 am – 4 pm
Sheraton Eatontown, Eatontown, New Jersey

Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, FBI, Newark Division, will speak on THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURITY and THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.

SAC Ford will discuss the importance of collaborating with all levels of law enforcement agencies during investigative matters. He will also address how the FBI provides security awareness information through the FBI Community Outreach Program in all NJ communities.

The conference is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Food Council, the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, The Delaware Food Industry Council, The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, and the Food Industry Alliance of New York.

Featuring nationally renowned speakers and timely topics! Outstanding exhibit area. Great networking opportunities with your loss prevention colleagues.

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Tentative deal struck to end strike at Alberta Superstores, Liquorstore - 8,000 workers  CALGARY -- A tentative deal has been reach in the strike by more than 8,000 workers at Loblaw Companies Ltd., Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Liquorstore locations in Alberta. However, they say its members who went on strike Sunday will remain off the job for now. Stores affected are in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and Camrose. Meanwhile, Loblaw says its stores in Alberta remain open. (Source

British Columbia Offers Resources to Help Employers Address Workplace Bullying
In March, WorkSafeBC's board of directors approved three new occupational health and safety policies regarding workplace bullying and harassment. British Columbia's occupational safety and health agency has developed a toolkit to help employers comply with new workplace-bullying regulations set to take effect on Nov. 1. The toolkit, available on WorkSafeBC's website, includes fact sheets, posters, sample training presentations, worker checklists, policy templates and a handbook on preventing and addressing workplace bullying and harassment. (Source

Toronto Police arrest 5 suspects in connection with smash and grabs at Sporting Life and Prada  Toronto police have made arrests in the smash-and-grab robberies at the Sporting Life store at Sherway Gardens Mall and the Prada store downtown. The individuals are also alleged to have broken into Rider’s Choice in Mississauga and several businesses in York Region. Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of Major Crime Unit and Peel Regional Police executed four search warrants and arrested five men. (Source

Winnipeg police arrest suspects following an attempted grocery store robbery, stabbing incident  Two men are in jail after police were called to the scene of a stabbing and linked two suspects to a commercial robbery on October 5, 2013. Winnipeg police made the arrests Saturday night. Officers were called in when a man was stabbed multiple times in the upper body following an altercation involving an armed suspect. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While on scene officers were able to link the involved parties to a grocery store robbery. It was reported to city police a 23-year-old store clerk had been approached by an armed suspect who drew a weapon and demanded cash while another suspect stood watch. When no cash was handed over, the suspects fled the scene with stolen merchandise, and made their way to the residence where the stabbing ensued. (Source

Retail Fast Facts: September 2013

• Total monthly retail sales changed by 4.8 per cent over the comparable month last year.
• Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 3.5 per cent over the comparable month last year. Read more




The eBay Global Asset Protection Team Congratulates
Richard Rossman – Awarded Retail Officer of the Year

(TALLAHASSEE) - Sgt. Richard Rossman of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2013 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Sgt. Rossman receives $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque at FRF's annual awards dinner on October 8, 2013, at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. His name has been added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974.

The Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year program has been an annual event since its inception in 1974. The purpose of the program is to support and encourage outstanding law enforcement work throughout the state, and to recognize the important contributions made by Florida's law enforcement professionals, particularly as it relates to the retail industry. The program’s time-tested campaign theme, "Often taken for granted, they never stop serving...because they care," remains as relevant today as when the LEOY was first introduced.

“The Florida Retail Federation is proud to continue its 40-year tradition of honoring Florida’s finest law enforcement professionals and highlighting their accomplishments,” says Richard A. McAllister, FRF president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely appreciative of the many contributions our law officers make throughout their communities and our state and to the retail industry of Florida."

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Louisville Lowe’s Associate fired for stopping a shoplifter; 18 years with Lowe’s, broke company guidelines  Karen Sizemore, an 18 year Associate and grandmother followed a shoplifter out of the store and attempted to grab the merchandise form inside the car of the suspect. The suspect fled, but was later arrested by Police. Lowe’s corporate fired the Associate for breaking company guidelines, saying she endangered herself and others. (Source

Serial shoplifter jailed after returning to same store
Kyle J. Breaux of Sciota tried to steal five pairs of shoes worth $315 from Kohl's department store in Lower Nazareth Township last Friday, Colonial Regional police said. (Source

Mom and two teens hit TJ Maxx for $1,500 while mom distracts employees in Overland Park, KS  A mother and her two daughters are wanted for stealing more than $1,500 in merchandise from an Overland Park retail store. The woman and the two girls entered the store. The woman asked questions about the store's layaway plan. The store doesn't have a layaway plan, and the woman created a scene. As woman argued with store employees, the teen girls wheeled out of the store a cart filled with merchandise. They also grabbed purses on their way out the door. (Source

Mall gunman steals golden Jesus from jewelry store  Investigators said the suspect entered the store with his weapon concealed and asked the clerk to see a few items. Once the clerk laid the items out, the suspect pulled out his weapon, grabbed a pricey gold necklace bearing the face of Jesus. Then the robber an out of the store ran past the children’s play area, which is close by the mall’s entrance. (Source

High School in the Cleveland area locked due to store robbery
Elyria High School was on lockdown beginning at 2:00 p.m. and only lasted for 15-20 minutes. The school was placed on lockdown as Elyria police searched the area for an armed robber. Police said the suspect robbed a store called ‘Nooks.’ Police surrounded a home on East Ave. and took a person of interest into custody. (Source

Olympia Beauty supply store the victim of an armed robbery
Employees of an Olympia beauty supply store were threatened at gunpoint by a masked robber Wednesday night. According to police, the robber entered the store around 6:30 p.m. with his face covered by camouflage netting. The robber took out a gun and demanded cash from the registers and the safe. The robber threatened the employees, but no was harmed. (Source

Burglar hits a Piercing Pagoda kiosk in Lawrenceville, GA for over $5000 in merchandise  Thursday morning at 7:37 AM, a burglar stole a spinner display tower, containing two hundred thirty one piercing earrings, valued at $5,238.69. The subject approached the kiosk before opening and removed the tower by pulling it free from the security cable.

Mobile, Alabama man cuts a hole in the roof of a Pawn Shop: K-9 dog makes the grab  The suspect did nearly $5000 worth of damages trying to get inside Eddie’s Wholesale Pawn. After setting off the motion detectors, police arrived and released the K-9 dog who found the suspect hiding in the warehouse. (Source

Corpus Christi Police apprehend a suspect in a knife-point robbery of a Dollar General  Police have made an arrest in connection with the Saturday morning robbery of the Dollar General store. Tips called in to detectives led them to 46-year old Juan Vela. Vela turned himself into officers in the parking lot of City Hall at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. Vela is accused of robbing the Dollar General store at knife point. During the robbery, a store clerk received a minor cut to her finger when the suspect slashed at her with the blade. (Source

Two men arrested for Computer theft from Walmart in Maine
Two men were arrested early Wednesday afternoon after an alleged theft of a computer from Walmart in Waterville. The men allegedly stole an HP Pavillion computer valued at $450 from Walmart and subsequently took off running. One suspect was detained at the store. (Source

Seattle jewelry store robbers leave with little, unable to get into showcases
Police are looking for two men in connection with the armed robbery of a South Seattle jewelry store Wednesday. The men reportedly jumped over the counter and demanded gold jewelry, but the employee was too scared to do anything. The men, unable to get into most of the display cases, grabbed some jewelry out of unlocked cases and took a few trays of costume jewelry from the employee. No one was injured. (Source

Grab-and-run thief gets away with over $11,000 from Kay Jeweler's in the Bowie Towne Center  A man entered the store looking for diamond earrings. The suspect asked to see a pair of 1.5ct earring, then wanted to compare them side by side with the larger 2 ct. Once the associate had both pairs out of the case, the suspect grabbed and ran with both pairs, total value of $11,199.98.



Tyco Retail Solutions Debuts Innovative Light Weight Anti-Theft Tag for Delicate Apparel

Offers retailers discrete protection of delicate apparel and fine fabrics

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland – October 10, 2013 – Tyco Retail Solutions (, a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, today announced an innovative new Sensormatic Acousto-Magnetic (AM) hard tag for delicate apparel and fine fabrics. Unlike anything else on the market today, the new tag is specifically designed to help retailers secure theft prone, high priced garments that previously could not be protected with traditional EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) hard tags. The new tag’s small form factor, light weight and fine pin design are critical for preventing damage to delicate items, while ensuring the trusted protection of genuine Sensormatic AM technology. With this ground-breaking new tag, retailers can showcase high-end merchandise confidently and improve conversion rates on high-margin products that now can be put on display.

According to the 2011 Global Retail Theft Barometer, the most theft-prone items in today’s retail environment are apparel and accessories. Until now, a light weight anti-theft tag to protect expensive and fragile fabrics such as silk, rayon and linen, was nonexistent. To address this challenge, Tyco Retail Solutions developed an innovative magnetic sensor to safeguard specialty apparel including lingerie, blouses, scarves, sarees, and bathing suits - products that are prone to damage from standard EAS tag pins and sensor weight.

Key Retailer Benefits:

No Merchandise Damage - Secures categories previously unprotected while reducing product damage

Discrete Protection – Weighs less than 5g, nearly 50% lighter than standard apparel security tags

Maximum Merchandising Flexibility – Low tag profile allows for easier stacking of garments

Innovative Design – Non-slip pad and ultra-thin safety pin type tack provide added security and help prevent garment damage from merchandising and typical tag usage
Aesthetic Value – Minimal visual impact due to smaller size and neutral color
Compatibility – Works with standard Sensormatic magnetic tag detachers
High Quality Design – Suitable for most fine fabrics

“With over 45 years of leadership in retail security, we recognize the challenge our retail customers face in protecting delicate, high-value apparel,” said Scott Clements, President of Tyco Retail Solutions. “Unlike other sensors on the market today, our new light weight, low profile anti-theft tag safeguards delicate apparel that previously could not be protected with traditional hard tags. Now, not only can retailers rest assured their merchandise is safe with trusted genuine Sensormatic AM technology, they also can keep their most valuable items easily accessible to ensure a better shopper experience.”

Sarah Murray, Partner
Attune Communications
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Broward Sheriff's ORC unit bust major identity theft ring operating in South Florida - took 2 yrs. to bust  This case began as a routine fraud case two years ago then spiraled into a lengthy investigation. Eight people have been indicted on federal charges and six are in custody, according to BSO Sergeant Rich Rossman, of the Organized Retail Crime Unit. This was their business,” Rossman told CBS 4′s Carey Codd. “I get up and go to work for the Sheriff’s Office they get up commit identity theft, credit card fraud, just fraud in general.” The group steals the identities of dozens of people and using credit cards in victim’s names. The federal indictment says the majority of the crimes took place at WalMart store. Rossman says Ware and his group had inside help. They had people on the inside obtaining pertinent information — Social Security numbers, dates of birth all of the various things that would be necessary to commit identity theft, credit card fraud,” Rossman said. They’re real bad guys that we’ve just taken off the streets,” Rossman said. (Source

D.C. police arrest members of rap group in retail store ORC thefts targeting cellphones  The brazen thefts over the past 16 months cost shops $77,000 and were carried out as customers browsed, authorities said Thursday, noting that some phones were taken by stealth — under the noses of distracted clerks — while others were forcefully ripped off shelves. Arrested were members and associates of a group called Jet Gang, including rappers known as G-Five Weezy and Astronaut Mac. Earlier this week, police raided an electronics store on H Street NW and arrested the owner on charges that he trafficked in stolen phones and computers. Police said they built their case after noticing a pattern targeting primarily T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T stores, reviewed video surveillance and recruited an informant who had participated in some of the thefts. (Source

Police trying to ID trio that stole 21 smartphones from Walmart in Gastonia, NC  Police say two men and a woman were caught on surveillance video when 21 smart phones, with a total retail value of $14,150, were stolen from the electronics department. The stolen phones included the Samsung Galaxy S4 & S3, the HTC One, and the iPhone 4S. The incident occurred between 2 and 3 a.m. on September 23 at the Walmart. (Source

Female ORC trio, one with 37 arrests, hit Wal-Mart in Fort Myers, FL
Three women are being sought in three separate thefts that occurred within an hour at the North Fort Myers Walmart. Two of the women are alleged to have loaded a grocery cart with a variety of housewares while the third suspect kept watch so they could leave the store without paying. The women entered the store twice more, repeating the thefts, which totaled 83 items worth nearly $2,000. One of the suspects was identified as Shanice Stewart, 25, who had been banned from that Walmart store and another on Colonial Boulevard due to past thefts. Crime Stoppers said Stewart has been arrested 37 times in Lee County, mostly for theft and dealing in stolen property. Deputies say she was previously arrested over the summer after she had one of her children steal a woman’s wallet at a Fort Myers store and then went on a shopping spree at Edison Mall. (Source

Visalia, California Police arrest suspect tied to Sally Beauty Supply theft
A man was arrested Thursday in connection with a burglary at Sally's Beauty Supply in Visalia. Visalia Police responded to a burglary at the store on Monday. Police were able to identify the 32-year-old suspect because a witness recorded the suspect's vehicle on his cellphone as it fled before officers arrived. The suspect is possibly tied to another burglary in Coalinga. (Source

Suspects arrested for COACH store robbery in Bakersfield
Police said two local women didn't let anything get in their way when it came to the latest in designer handbags. Two suspects entered the Coach store in the Valley Plaza mall at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday and began selecting purses. A clerk walked over to assist them. One of the women threatened her with pepper spray. The two continued selecting purses and ran from the store. Police later found the two in a stolen vehicle near California and Oleander avenues. Nineteen Coach purses were recovered. La Cora Johnson and Lakisha Toles were arrested on suspicion of crimes including robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. (Source

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Protection 1 Provides Integrated Solutions Combined with its Award-Winning Customer Service

CHICAGO – September, 2013 – Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security provider in the nation, today announced it has fully commercialized its Enterprise Solutions division – leveraging its national footprint to provide support for enterprises in financial services, data centers, energy, education, healthcare and other segments. Since its acquisition of Integration Logistics and Suntera Security last year, Protection 1 has focused on enhancing its integrated solutions for both its existing and new national account customers.

Protection 1 has fully commercialized its integrated solutions division and offers support for enterprise level access-control, IP video and integrated systems. By deploying virtual monitoring and maintenance (VMM) technology, Protection 1 is able configure, install and monitor whole enterprise solutions with the capability to address any issues often before the customer is even aware of a potential concern.

“We were aware that the integrated solutions and technological capacities of Suntera and Integration Logistics represented an opportunity to transform the industry once combined with our national footprint and support capabilities,” said Timothy J. Whall, chief executive officer, Protection 1. “As enterprise security needs have become more sophisticated, the demand for video monitoring and access control features are increasing. Enterprises need solutions that surpass industry norms and Protection 1 is now uniquely positioned to meet and exceed the needs of the marketplace.”

Recognizing an absence of solutions in the market that could both install and provide ongoing support at the enterprise level, Protection 1 has developed a specialized offering in the industry. With more than 70 brick and mortar locations across the country, Protection 1 Enterprise Solutions teams have a national presence yet are nimble enough to provide immediate support. Protection 1 provides services including system health-check monitoring, on-site repair, staffed technical support, and management of access control and video available 24 hours a day.

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Three Ways to Be as Mentally Tough as a Pro Football Player  Football players are more than just entertainment for Sunday nights; they are incredibly tough both mentally and physically. Their triumph they earn after struggling defines what it means to be mentally tough, so learn from them in these ways. (Always strive to improve)

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If you have multiple roles, whether at home or in the workplace, or outside of both, it can be hard to manage them all at once. Each role we take on has a different responsibility, a different way we have to be available and called upon. Adopt these strategies to help manage your many roles. (Be proactive)

How to Quit Being a Quitter
Quitters never win; how true that statement is. It's easier to quit especially when things get tough, but it's the struggle, pushing yourself to the limits, that makes the journey so worthwhile and rewarding in the end. Use this author's life experiences to push yourself, and quit being a quitter. (Don't stop until you get there)

Believe it: There is a Dark Side to Success  Success is important to a leader, and a business; the big and small successes are what makes you feel proud and accomplished. But like everything in life, even success has its dark side. Don't let it ruin everything you've worked hard for. (Don't get cursed)

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Having strong relationships with your business partners is critical if you're to be successful. Regardless of how good you are at your job, without strong relationships your value decreases significantly and in some cases almost disappears. Developing those relationships can be extremely difficult because at times they're driven by factors outside of your control, by personal likes and dislikes, by personal agendas, by your own successes and failures, and by your own approach to each individual. Relationships are the absolute key to success and they should drive most of what you do each and every day. Viewing your business partners as "internal customers" might help in this daily task that so many take lightly. By applying the same customer service principles one would use with an external customer to your internal customer, or your business partner, you might find surprising results.

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