This workshop is geared towards helping the prospective retail store owner, and even some old pros, avoid the problems that consistently fail small retailers.
It tells them what to expect in this competitive market. You don’t have to be part of the trade and no special credentials.
Who should attend: Anyone who wants to open his or her own store. Retailers who need new ideas and want to streamline their operations. New stores owners who need help in analyzing their business.
Where & When to buy goods
Open to buy basics (Retail Math)
Terms, Factors and FOB
How to write up an order.
Pricing, markdown and Sales
Opening Inventory (how much to buy)
How to know if you are paying the “right” price.
Merchandising & Display
Over-all store presentation. Display & Fixtures Lighting Signage Floor planning
The Sales Team
What to look for
How to sell yourself and the store
The art of multiple sales
Give the customer more
Thinking outside the box