Why Retailer Craig Husar Is a Hopeless Romantic

Step up to the Tacori Bar at Lyle Husar Designs, where bridal is on tap and romance is big business1. What has been your biggest business challenge—and what have you done to resolve it?I spent 14 years working outside the family jewelry store. Since coming back to the family business in 1998, I’ve spent the last several years mentally preparing myself for the g­enerational tran­sition—namely, ­becoming more familiar with the numbers. We have a phenomenal accountant that helped me get my mind around spreadsheets and crunching numbers, two things that are totally against my nature. With my daughter, Becca, entering the family business this year, these are some of the key things I’ll share with her when it’s her time to hand over the business to my grandchildren.2. What advice have you received from a fellow retailer that changed how you run your store?Years back, Joel Hassler,

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