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10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

May 9, 2016

by John Rampton via inc.com “A business associate passed this great article to me.  As with most great truths in life, this is nothing new or earth shattering, but simply a good reminder of balance and key elements to help achieve long term success.”  – Heather Smith, Founder of La Perspective   There have been […]

Mexico City

Mexico City

February 3, 2016

On a recent visit to Mexico I toured the newly re-launched, upscale department store El Palancio de Hierro in Mexico City. Housing a large array of top designer hard shops it was a nice opportunity to see many new store concepts under one roof. Stand out trends in finishes and fixturing included: wall overlay lattice work in several mediums such […]

New York

New York

December 28, 2015

Like Paris, New York was heavily frosted for the holiday season. White holiday décor was everywhere and looked fresh and luxurious. Painted white vines were a cost effective interpretation shown streaming up pillars, along walls and over ceilings throughout Bergdorf’s cosmetics department. Bejeweled white peacocks were featured atop jewelry walls in their newly renovated fine […]

Testimonials

Charlotte Dyslin, SVP Sales/Marketing, Helen Kaminsky North America/Europe

“Heather worked for Helen Kaminski as a freelance merchandiser for our top tier department store partners, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, in Tampa and Naples, Florida. In this capacity she also trained store staff on the benefits and features of the product offering. Heather was very thorough in her feedback and suggestions to the Helen Kaminski team and did a great job merchandising our collection in our key partner doors. She approached this freelance position with great professionalism and industry knowledge and I felt very comfortable having Heather represent the Helen Kaminski brand.”

Charlotte Dyslin, SVP Sales/Marketing, Helen Kaminsky North America/Europe
Rick Lovell, Castillo at West Shore Yacht Club

“Heather has done an outstanding job on our project!  It’s truly a rare find to work with someone as detailed, communicative, and as diligent as she’s been.  THANK YOU so much!”

Rick Lovell, Castillo at West Shore Yacht Club
Dean Hutchinson, Designer

“Heather is the consummate professional. As our Director of Retail Operations, Heather grew our revenue by 30% the first year she was with the company. She listens, analyses and executes better than anyone.” 

Dean Hutchinson, Designer
Leslie Diana, Owner of Lesley’s

“Heather’s enthusiasm, positive attitude and drive for the beginning of her employment with us resulted in her moving up quickly to run our flag ship store where she increased sales by 30% in nine months. During that time she also assisted in opening another store where we made a profit in our first month. I recommend Heather highly!”

Leslie Diana, Owner of Lesley’s
Joanna Wilson Cross, former General Manager of Plaza Escada

“During the year and a half that Heather was at the Plaza Escada she played a major role in developing and growing the high end fashion business. She developed systems and procedures instrumental in maintaining a business on the day to day basis. She coached and trained her people in sales techniques, customer service, merchandising and clientele development. She exhibited strong leadership skills and was a positive team player with all levels of management and staff. Heather has a very strong and varied background and is committed and loyal with high personal standards of performance.”

Joanna Wilson Cross, former General Manager of Plaza Escada
Patricia Vandemark, former National Training and Operations Manager for Escada Canada Inc.

“Heather played an intricate part in the opening Plaza Escada. This included the initial set-up, hiring and merchandising of Escada. Heather did an outstanding job. We were very sorry to lose her.”

Patricia Vandemark, former National Training and Operations Manager for Escada Canada Inc.
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