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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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    Saturday Night Live and Retail

    This past week, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update had this joke. Seth Meyers said, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 10,000 this week. ‘Hooray!’ shouted 15 million unemployed Americans!” Funny in an ironic way, right? I am often struck by the tremendous variations in things I read, or opinions I hear, about the current state of the economy. There are those that say we’ve hit the bottom and are bouncing back. Then there are those that say we’re headed for more horribly bad times. I have also had this experience: I’ve seen articles in Women’s Wear Daily that indicate the economy will cause more retail stores to crash and burn,…

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    Retailers: If you cut costs, you played defense. But to win in this (or any) economy, you must also play offense!

    Retailers: If you cut costs, you played defense. But to win in this (or any) economy, you must also play offense! Name the sport: football, baseball, etc., and you’ll see that while you must play great defense, you cannot win without playing offense as well. (OK, maybe not badminton, but is that really a sport?) The same is true for retailing! If you want to win, if you want to be profitable, if you want to survive, you must also play offense. You cannot just cut expenses and hope for the best. You need to identify those areas that your business has a competitive advantage and push them. How do…