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Live Online Classes:

Seven Managements strategies for Success

Seven Management
Strategies for Success

Amy Marson shares her proven strategies and best practices for becoming an effective manager who builds a motivated, high-performing team that enables you to achieve your goals for financial success!

  1. August 10, 2015 - Ideation
  2. September 14, 2015 - Setting Goals
  3. October 12, 2015- Delegation
  4. November 9, 2015 - Motivation
  5. December 14, 2015 - Prioritizing
  6. January 11, 2016 - Culture
  7. February 8, 2016 -Training

Stuff My Stocking – With PROFITS!

October 12, 2015 – 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Join Donelle McAdams for this LIVE online class. If you are looking for a way to create Excitement, Fun and Cash in December - Stuff My Stocking is a Promotion that does just that! Join us as we share the logistics of planning, promoting, buying merchandise, daily deal ideas, creating emails that grab customer attention, and much more. We will also share ideas for “Wrapped and Ready” for Christmas. We will also have a Q and A session. This is a ‘not to miss’ webinar if you mean business when it comes to keeping your customers and sales staff excited and HAPPY during December! ....and your cash register ringing.

I'm in a slump-pull me out!

"I'm in a slump – pull me out!"

August 20, 2015 – 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Join Donelle McAdams for this LIVE online class. If you are struggling to get through the summer or even if things are going great, this webinar is packed with motivation, encouragement, inspiration, ideas for promotions, loyalty programs, events, annual sales, the 5th Saturday Bag Promotion, new ideas for Stuff My Stocking, and whatever else I think will help you make your cash drawer sing.

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Series Two

014 Purchasing Do's and Don'ts
by Sharon Stoffel

015 Shop Market Like a Pro
by Sharon Stoffel

016 Open-to-Buy Basics
by Laurie Harsh

020 Kitting for Profit
by Karen Montgomery

Series One

010 Develop a Strategic Plan
by Todd Gibson

011 Running a Successful Long Arm Rental Program
by Karen Hanson

012 Shop Market Like a Pro
by Donelle McAdams

013 Profitable Promotions
by Donelle McAdams


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