Instrumental music retailing is a difficult endeavor - not suited for those that are not committed, creative, and persistent. With this blog, I'll share my ideas on how to build your business.
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Episode 10: Michael Cathrea - Resonate Music - How to build a thriving music lessons program.
In this conversation with Michael we discuss how to build a thriving lesson program that surpasses the competition. Listen via your favorite podcast app (search for Music Retail Podcast), or via this link.
I just wanted to let you know about a BRAND NEW FREE Master Class from the folks at WhizBang! Retail Training. In it, you’ll learn how to create a service culture in your store using the "6 Steps To The Perfect Purchase" selling system.
We have found this system to be very useful for us at Springfield Music!
Join the Master Class: "The Secrets To Surefire Sales Growth In 2019 Revealed" to shape your staff into customer-focused selling superstars and increase your sales in 2019!
The LIVE Master Class is taking place on daily, Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Make sure you register even if you know you won't be able to attend live because each class will be recorded and available to watch for 24 hours.
I’ll see you in class!
We started using Merchant Cost Consulting earlier this year. These guys are former banking and credit card reps who go and negotiate your processing rates on your behalf. Now, like most of you, we are pretty aggressive about shopping our processing rate around, so I wasn't sure they would be able to save us much money. Boy, was I wrong.
On average they are saving us $600 per month. The deal is we split it 50/50 with them for so many months, after that all of the savings are ours to keep. Plus, they keep an eye on your fees during this time to make sure those @#$% credit card processors don't find a way to jack up your rate again.
They are good folks, and they actually do what they say they do. Actually, in our case, they under promised and over delivered. They estimated $500 per month in savings, and it's been closer to $600.
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The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM are always fun times to see new products, meet new people and catch up with old friends. But as retailers, we need to make sure we're getting the most out of each show. With all the fun distractions, remember that we're there to work. It’s easy to watch every demo, concert and artist signing, but if you do that, you won't leave your first booth. Now, it may sound as if I’m all work and no play, but the world around us is changing. What we used to do isn’t as effective anymore. Take a few minutes to consider the following: Essentially, what it says is time equals change. The more things around you change, what used to lead to success will eventually lead to failure. We need new ideas and approaches just to maintain our positions in the marketplace. The NAMM show is the single easiest way to get inspired with new ideas to keep your business relevant. With that in mind, here are my top 10 tips on getting the most out of NAMM shows. 1. Attend NAMM Ide…