Cash flow is also about what goes out. Check to see where you're spending? Can you cut back on subscriptions and read publications online for free? Are you spending too much on your coffee service? Perhaps it's smarter to bring in some coffee makers? Check your travel expenses. Maybe it's time to switch to the discount carriers or lower-priced hotels.
bq. Antiques are not necessities, which is likely why you're having a hard time right now. So you need to make it attractive for people to buy. Shoppers today are looking for value, not necessarily the lowest priced items, but the ones that give them the most value for their dollars. If you can show how your antique dresser, for instance, is made from real wood and will withstand more wear and tear than newer furniture, it might move a buyer. \\ Also you're going to need to offer some type of buying incentive. A coupon with with a % off, for instance. Or offer a special discount to an old regular customer if they bring in some friends and those friends make purcahses. Host an afternoon tea or have an event at your store. You might even try a fund-raiser with some % of money donated to a local good cause.