Want To Become A Member of iMSO? Are You Attending Winter NAMM?
iMSO will be hosting an informational meeting for prospective members on January 25 at 5pm in the convention center room 208. You will learn about the strongest independent music store owners group in the industry. How to take advantage of our strengths and information sharing. Prospective members learn more about our iMSO Forum that has over 40,000 post about business, products, vendors and the industry. Learn about our iBuy Preferred Vendor program, where dealers small and large can use our strength to purchase products for better margins.
So please take the time and add this short meeting to your busy schedules. It will be one of the best decisions that you made for your business in 2013.
Independent Music Store Owners, Stronger Today Because We Stand Together!
RETAIL BOOT CAMP AT WINTER NAMM 2013
NAMM and IMSO are hosting a full-day training session that will help industry retailers jump-start their business for their best year ever. If you're a NAMM retail member, you (and your staff!) are encouraged to join us at this event on Wednesday, January 23 at the Anaheim Marriott to get geared up for buying and planning when The NAMM Show starts the next day.
Retail Boot Camp at Summer NAMM was a huge success that left retailers excited to get back to working on their business!
Get ready for a power-packed session with your fellow retail peers at Retail Boot Camp. Presented by retail expert Bob Negen of WhizBang Training, Retail Boot Camp features six hours of intense sales and marketing training you can use to make changes in your store immediately. Whether you've been in business for 25 years or are just getting started, the information is designed to inspire and energize independent retailers of all sizes, for our shared goals of successful sales and growing the market of music makers.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. I thought it was very well-organized, applies to everyone sitting in the room—big business, small business, school business, combo business. It’s very hands-on, very action-oriented, very directed toward going home and making a difference." – Tracy Leenman, Musical Innovations, Greenville, South Carolina
About the Speaker
Bob Negen, Retail Expert, WhizBang Training
You may have seen Bob at the NAMM U sessions and he is back to share his success once again in an all-day format.
After owning his own award-winning kite store for over two decades, he has spent the past decade teaching retail store owners and managers the nuts-and-bolts skills they need to run successful business.
Success Starts With Passion--A Note from Bob
You see, store owners like you started your music stores with the same essence that I had when I first entered into my life as a retailer – PASSION! I had a tremendous love for kites of all things. And, I wanted to share my love for kites with as many others as I could. So I started Mackinaw Kite Company. That was my way of living my passion – making kites available to adults and children who viewed kites as an expression of freedom. That was my passion!
Passion Often Isn't Enough
I soon learned that passion alone wasn’t going to be enough to keep my business successful. I knew that I needed more – I needed knowledge. So I became just like a sponge! I traveled around the state talking with retailers, looking for the keys to success. I became a devoted student of all facets of retail businesses. And my new knowledge made a difference in my business so I started teaching what I learned to other retailers.
Fear + Uncertainty = Stagnation
I continue to hear fear and uncertainty in the voices of retailers, particularly now in our troubled economic times. And that fear has made me realize that the best way for me to continue to fulfill my passion for sharing the secrets of retail success is to be in a room with retailers for an entire day and expose them to ideas that can change their businesses immediately.
You see, I know I can make a difference in your business today. All you need to do is take the first step and realize that you could use the help.
Visit this link for more information about Bob.