Articles by Robert Bell

Life after Harvey (and Irma)

September 2017— One HFA member shares how your store can recover from a natural disaster Home Furnishings Association member Tom Olinde knows two things: How to sell furniture and how…




Agents of Change

August 2017— The first thing you need to know about The Farmhouse Store, the wildly popular furniture store of celebrities, Millennials and every consumer in between, is that it was…




The Look of Confidence

July 2017— Cynthia Heathcoe’s store is a hit with her customers, which begs the question: Why is she so nervous? Just look at her. Hands on hips, flashing that smile…



The Furniture King

June 2017— Jake Jabs knows a little about guitars, and even more about furniture. For more than half a century he’s been excelling at both. His first business lesson? That’s…