Tag Archives: Retail Owners Institute

Free Resources from the Retail Owners Institute

As we have have reported many times (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4), the Retail Owners Institute (ROI) is a tremendous resource for those interested in starting and/or expanding a small retail business. Take a look at all of … Continue reading

Posted in Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Part 8: Putting It All Together | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Interesting Retailing Quotes and Data on Social Media

The Retail Owners Institute has assembled an interesting assortment of quotes from a self-selected sample of retailers (two-thirds of whom operate only one store) regarding their social media practices, and conducted research on this topic. Even among small retailers, social … Continue reading

Posted in Online Retailing, Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Social Media and Retailing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hands-On Tools to Improve Profitability

As we have reported before, the Retail Owners Institute (ROI) provides many free or inexpensive resources. For example, see 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Here are two other helpful resources from ROI: The ROI’s SPEEDY Expense Analyzer for Retailers — “Analyzing business … Continue reading

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