Once you open the doors of your new retail store, the race begins. You'll be running to the bank, calling suppliers, hustling to meetings, helping customers, meeting with employees, solving problems, and completing the myriad of other tasks that will make up your workday for the foreseeable future. How can you keep it all straight and make sure you are running in the right direction? By applying good management skills. Some you probably already have. Others you can pick up with experience and with the proven tips in this chapter.