Foot traffic has continued to diminish in the traditional sense. Customers are buying more and more things online and are buying fewer goods from traditional physical retailers. Learn basic D2C skills and sell products directly to customers, bypassing any third-party retailers, wholesalers, or any other middlemen.
'Interpersonal Networking' is establishing rapport with people in advance of the need. It is an important activity that you should be working on all the time, to build bridges in preparation for the time when you will need to place a load or demand on the relationship.
To develop your behaviour and attitude is as important as it is to develop your technical skills and gain an education. Companies would rather appoint someone with higher emotional intelligence and good interpersonal / behavioral skills. People are hired for their Skills, Experience and Qualifications, and are fired for their BEHAVIOUR and ATTITUDE. To make an impact you have to understand your strengths, your personality and your behaviour and how it is perceived by others.