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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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    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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    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 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…

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    Retail Smart Guys Announces New Specialty Retail Recruiting Service

    Consulting firm Retail Smart Guys (RSG), which provides open-to-buy and inventory planning, is now offering a retail recruiting service just in time to help specialty retailers staff up for the holiday season. RSG decided to add a new division specializing in recruiting to its suite of services after several clients reported that they “would do anything to find good salespeople.” Dan Jablons, president of Retail Smart Guys, said, “We are always looking for ways to help our customers’ businesses. Given all of our connections in the marketplace, this is a natural extension of what we do.” Joining RSG as a recruiter is Lori Jablons, who has partnered with Dan on…

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    And then she said, “You know, I don’t know what you do, or how you do it. I only know I have more cash in the bank, so this must be working.”

    This is for retailers. One of our clients called us up. She wanted to talk to us about our services. She was trying to figure out what merchandise to bring in, and when. And then she said, “You know, I don’t know what you do, or how you do it. I only know I have more cash in the bank, so this must be working.” That is a literal, direct quote. If you have a retail store and want more sales and more cash, we’re the guys to call. What we do works. We’ll do a free analysis for you to make sure it will work for you before we…