Did you ever wish you had someone to talk to about your business?
Now you can!
Join one of our retailer tele-SWAP groups
As an independent retailer you face unique challenges. One of these challenges is having no one to talk to about issues or concerns that come up in your store. You may have a new idea you'd like to try but would like some input from others before you go forward with it.
DON’T STRUGGLE ON YOUR OWN WHEN YOU CAN GET HELP FROM OTHERS !
You do not have to struggle alone to solve all your store’s problems. All retail stores have similar problems and many have had, and solved, the problems you are facing right now. By being part of the Tele-group, you can save time and money, and increase your bottom line.
There are a number of advantages to being part of a Tele-SWAP Group:
What issue or problem do you have RIGHT NOW that you would like some input about? Sales? Employees? Rising Expenses? Buying? NOW is the time to do something about it!
Below are some actual recent questions we discussed in our groups:
“How can I get more people into the store?”
“I’m thinking of trying a sales contest to boost sales. What sales contests have worked best for your?”
“What has been your most successful line thus far this season? Most disappointing?”
“What form of communication gets the best results with your customers? Why?” (or in the case of social media, “Does it take long to learn?”)
As stated before, the stores must be non-competing. Therefore, you need not be concerned with being on a call with a competitor. You can be open with your ideas and opinions. This is critical to the success of the group.
HOW DO THE MONTHLY SESSIONS WORK?
During the week prior to the scheduled teleconference call, an email will be sent to all members reminding them of the upcoming call and asking if anyone has a question, problem or issue they would like the other members to think about. The day before the call you will get another email with any questions or problems that have been submitted ahead of time plus all the information you will need to connect to the teleconference service we use. During the teleconference everyone will have an opportunity to give their opinion or suggestions concerning this issue for this retailer. Also, everyone will get an opportunity to present their question, problem or issue to the group and get input. .
One of the retailers who is a part of one of my groups had this to say about it:
“I was starting to think I was ‘alone in the world.’ I am busy and did not want to participate in something that was not going to help my business. I am thrilled with my participation in the Tele-SWAP. I discovered that I am definitely not alone and the other similar businesses have the same challenges and now we are helping find solutions to those challenges together. I strongly recommend trying a Tele-SWAP Group – it is definitely worth my time!” Katie .A, Geneseo , IL
HOW DO I JOIN?
To be a part of this you must first complete the Questionnaire / Application form and send it in. I will then match you up with other retailers based on location, and similarities. After that I will contact you with the details and mail you a participation agreement to sign and return along with your payment.
The cost is very reasonable – less than the price of a cup a coffee a day - at $30 per month payable in in 6-month increments of $180.
Get the benefit of having your own private group of retail mentors without the time and expense of travel! All you need is a phone and a desire to improve.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
PS. I know that as the owner you are pulled 10 different directions at once. Take 5 minutes now to complete the Questionnaire / Application and send it in so this does not get left undone! Doing so does not obligate you to actually join a group, but it lets me get the matching process started. Once I have contacted you that I have a group for you, then make your final decision.
If you are ready to share with, and learn from, similar retailers, and are ready to make a commitment to spend one hour a month discussing issues, complete your application today.
Still have questions?