Shelly

Frank owns several imaging retail stores. He’s survived the film and development bust and now faces the challenge of finding a way to offset economic pressures, falling margins and an increasing cost of doing business.   At a conference last year, he met Shelly, a fellow imaging entrepreneur who told him to build his business plan around marketing to the sales potential of each household.  She told him that adding wireless to his mix would add over $1,000 in household profit potential to his current imaging-only business and that her profit shot up by over $100K last year due mostly to selling cellular.  Shelley asked, “Have you ever wondered why there are

Bruce Jacobs, 60, a long-time presence in the consumer electronics industry and publisher of Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines, died on November 29 in Phoenix, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer. Jacobs began his career in consumer electronics publishing in 1988 with AudioVideo International, where he served as Associate Publisher for 14 years. Earlier in his career, he worked at MART magazine and in various capacities in the recording industry. He joined NAPCO’s Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG) in 2004, where he assumed the role of Publisher at Custom Retailer and then, Publisher of E-Gear. Before joining CTPG, he also worked for Mitek

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