Nearly 50% of small businesses fail within five years and 90% do so because of a lack of skills and knowledge on the part of the owner. (No pressure, guys.) Are you worried that your shortcomings or lack of industry knowledge is slowly driving your business into the ground? We’re going to be honest here; there’s a 90% chance you should be.
However, we aren’t here to destroy your self-esteem or crush your dreams because most likely, the reason you were drawn toward this entrepreneurial endeavor is because of your confidence, your hopes and your dreams. We don’t doubt that you’ve been told “no” a time or two, but because of your resilient spunk and competitive spirit, you’ve found a way make your dreams become a reality by starting your own business.
As a business owner, the most crucial trait in keeping your business flourishing is to constantly and consistently add to your knowledge base and skill set. After all, John Wooden once said, “it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
So today, we’d like to share two solutions to help your business make the leap toward success. First, SnapRetail, one of our industry partners, is offering free webinars with strategic techniques and best practices from retail industry experts. Summer School is live and on-demand so you can access them anytime and anywhere from your computer, smartphone or iPad. The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. EST and will feature Bill McNulty from Independent Retailer Magazine. Entitled “Capitalize on the Buy Local Movement to Increase Traffic and Sales in Your Store,” he’ll discuss clever ways to tap into the Buy Local movement. And back for the second time, our very own Guy Wadas, Senior Vice President of Strategic Relationships, will be hosting a webinar on Friday, August 19 at 1 p.m. EST. He will cover what you can do to save and make more money for your business. We’ll be live tweeting during the webinar so be sure to connect with us on Twitter at @integritypaysys.
Our second key for success? Whizbang! Training is conducting a two-day conference known as the Retail Success Summit on August 19-20, 2013. This live training is packed with retail-specific information that will launch your business to the next level. Plus, you’ll be in good company and surrounded by 700 enthusiastic retailers just like you. We’re excited to be a sponsor for this must-attend event because we know this is one of the best training events of the year. Watching the video below will be enough to get you pumped!
Now get out there and get prepared to learn from the industry’s best. You can register for SnapRetail’s Summer School here. If you’re interested in attending Whizbang! Training’s Retail Success Summit, you can register here. And don’t forget – while participating in SnapRetail’s Summer School, be sure to use the official hashtag, #retailschool. Use #retailsuccesssummit to chat about the summit. We’ll see you there!