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    Reopening Your Store – The Things You Are Not Yet Thinking About

    Hello! We are about to launch a webinar, that is perhaps the most important one we’ve ever done in the 14 years that Retail Smart Guys has existed.  I’m not kidding. Many of you are in states that will allow your stores to reopen sometime in May.  I do believe that the majority of the country will reopen sometime in May, with others following in June.  It’s going to happen. This is NOT going to be like it was when you opened your store.  This is not like adding another location.  This is a totally new world, with new rules, new procedures, and nuances that you absolutely must follow in…

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    How do you think the second half of 2019 will be for your store?

    The first half of 2019 was certainly, well, interesting. Nearly every retailer I talk to tells me that it wasn’t great. Weather played a significant part for many stores, and although those kinds of events are typically followed by a spike in sales, many retailers tell me that they never saw the spike. That means the second half has to make up for what the first half lacked. Right? And then, there is next year, which is an election year. Right around the time of the election, buying habits get very strange. No matter where you sit in the political spectrum, nervousness about the candidates and the election outcome sometimes…

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    Great Webinar Tomorrow!

    Hey Retailers! Check out this webinar, happening tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22nd @ 2:00pm EST (11:00am) PST: Industry Secrets with Dan at Retail Smart Guys Not every retailer is suffering in this economy. There are many that are actually very profitable and have great cash flow. In this economy, now is the time to get a competitive edge and increase market share. Discover the industry secrets that successful retailers know, and learn how to implement these changes into your business to find better cash flow, better profitability, and more fun at your stores. Dan will also offer everyone who attended an entire hour of free consulting to everyone who joined, to…

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    Get More Cash Out Of Your Business By Doing Three Things

    www.surfexpo.com Arrive and Thrive! Friday, January 10th, 11:30 am Get More Cash Out Of Your Business By Doing Three Things,        Presented by Dan Jablons, President, Retail Smart Guys Want more cash? Of course you do. But how can you get more cash out of your business? In this presentation, returning speaker Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys shows you three things that everyone can adjust in your business to help you free up significant dollars and improve your cash flow.

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    Are You Getting What You Want From Your Retail Store?

    Are You Getting What You Want From Your Retail Store?   How many of you find at the end of the month, season or year that you do not have any money for you, the owner? You are not compensated for all of the risk and hard work you put into running your store. You have customers, many of them repeat customers. You are feverishly marketing your retail store. You have good taste. You understand what your customers want and you provide it for them in an exciting retail experience, yet at the end of the day you find yourself having to borrow money to make ends meet or that…

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    Own a retail store and don’t have any cash to show for yourself?

      Own a retail store and don’t have any cash to show for yourself? Wow! How many times have you all heard about or felt this personally? I assume many of you have heard this time and time again! So what’s the reason for this pain and downfall of cash for the independent retailer? Two words: Inventory and expenses! You can be the most cutting edge, forward thinking buyer, but regardless of your expertise at picking the right goods you bury yourself without having an accurate scientifically forecasted inventory and purchasing plan each and every month to guide your buy and monitor your cash in and out. You need the…

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    Dan Jablons speaking at San Francisco Gift Fair, Monday, July 29th!

    Hi everybody! Dan Jablons, President of Retail Smart Guys, will be speaking at the San Francisco International Gift Fair on Monday, July 29.  Please stop by and say hello! Here’s the link: http://www.sfigf.com/357/Seminar and Events.htm Trade Secrets! – What Are Today’s Successful Retailers doing to Survive, and how can I apply that to my business? Not every retailer is suffering in this economy. There are many that are actually very profitable and have great cash flow. In this economy, now is the time to get a competitive edge and increase market share. Discover the industry secrets that these retailers know, and learn how to implement these changes into your business to find…

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    Dan Jablons speaks about Open to Buy!

    Hello all, I am happy to report that Black Friday sales were booming over the Thanksgiving Holiday; as well as, the Saturday, Nov. 24th sales supporting Small Business shops. I’ll be speaking with the  Redondo Beach Chamber Economic Council this coming Wednesday, Nov. 28th, about Retail Smart Guys.  My presentation has the potential of leading to a seminar for retailers about Open to Buy. I will also be a featured speaker at the Board Retailer’s Association (BRA) Show, Surf Expo,  this January 2013, in Orlando, Florida. http://www.surfexpo.com/TheShow/ScheduleofEvents.aspx Listed below are my already scheduled seminars for the BRA Show: Thursday, January 10th, 2013: Seminar: Trade Secrets! – What Are Today’s Successful…

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    Retail Smart Guys offer Holiday Sales Tips!

    Hello all, As we get ready for Turkey Day and Black Friday, we’re thankful and excited about all the  great tips we have to offer you! Tips: One of the best times to go on sale is the week immediately following Christmas. Don’t wait until January when everyone else is running clearance sales. Many shoppers receive cash for the holidays, and they want to spend it wisely. If you go on sale right after Christmas, you can do some incredible volume. Another tip: one of the most successful ‘sleeper’ sales we have seen stores do is a Super Bowl sale. Especially good for women’s boutiques. We predict this shopping season…

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    Retail Smart Guys are boosting sales for their clients worldwide!

    Hello all, I’m happy to report that our clients YTD Sales are up 18% on average, but down 11% on average in inventory. That’s a significant increase in sales while keeping inventory costs low. Retail Smart Guys is proud of the notable progress that our clients have made! Best, Dan Jablons dan@retailsmartguys.com Retail Smart Guys www.retailsmartguys.com Cell: 818-720-2585 A Proud Affiliate of Management One ABOUT RETAIL SMART GUYS Retail Smart Guys is a consulting firm, specializing in assisting retail stores with their inventory planning and open to buy.  The firm was started by Dan Jablons, who has 30 years of experience working in and consulting with retail companies, from single-store mom-and-pop…