In advance of the upcoming InvestmentNews Special Report on independent broker-dealers, here's a sneak peek of the latest IBD data. We've ranked the 10 fastest-growing indie B-Ds based on the percentage the revenues jumped in 2013 compared to 2012. These firms are all from our list of the 25 largest IBDs based on overall end-of-year revenue in 2013. Click through to see which large IBDs saw the biggest one-year revenue jumps and be sure to check back next week for our full report on the latest IBD data and trends. Source: InvestmentNews Data
Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club
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Developers are now turning many of the mall's parking spaces into a light rail station, which will connect the neighborhood to downtown Seattle. Other parts of the lot have been turned into LEED-certified apartments, senior housing, a medical center, more retail space, Malls of the future have an opportunity to fulfill other community needs besides commerce, June Williamson, a City College of New York architecture professor and the author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," tells Business Insider. Nearly every major department store (including Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, and Sears) has shuttered stores in recent years to reduce losses from unprofitable locations and the rise of online shopping. Fitness centers, churches, medical clinics, and data centers Closed department stores will…
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As hard as you try, you can’t please everyone. From mistakes your company makes to shoppers who are just downright unpleasant or rude, finding a way to handle angry customers is a reality you must face as a retailer But it doesn’t need to be complicated — and in fact, you can view dealing with angry customers as an opportunity to put these great customer service tips into practice to make a lasting impact on your business and your customers. Each time a customer offers their feedback, good or bad, is an opportunity. This is a chance to not only resolve a problem, but to transform someone’s mindset about your brand from negative to positive through your way of handling their concerns. The next time you come across a shopper who’s less than…