Enjoy this free access to some of The ROI's proprietary resources. Ready for more? The ROI's Members-Only Collection includes much more for retail owners. 


Retail Business Self-Assessment Tools


Get Some Perspective 

As an independent retailer, you have to get through all kinds of challenges. Competition is incredibly tough. Credit is tight. And customers are fickle.


Surviving in today's volatile environment is demanding. And trying to measure your progress can be elusive. 


That's why The ROI has developed these key financial assessment tools; tools that provide quick feedback for busy retailers. 


Ready? Take advantage of these online self-assessment tools. Free!

  • Gain important perspective. 
  • Identify growth opportunities. 
  • Make needed adjustments in "retail time."



Is there a cash crunch in your near future?!

Retailer's GROWTH Rater

Here is a fast, simple, and extremely telling measure of a retailer's financial viability!

Use The ROI's unique GMROI Growth & Bankability Rater.  

Go to GMROI GROWTH Rater


Quick • Verifiable • Sophisticated • Uniquely Retail



 


What's your inventory's SALES Potential?


Index of sales potentialGiven your annual sales plan, do you have enough inventory? 

Or...too much?

Most retailers know their average inventory over the year. But the question is this: What are the likely sales from that much inventory? 

Here's how to find out. Use our Index of Sales Potential calculator. See what sales volume other retailers achieve.   

Find out now



 

Retailers: Are Your Stores "In Decline"?!

Stages of Decline in Retailing

The ROI has developed this succinct tool for quickly assessing retail operations on 8 key indicators.

Now, you can use this tool to evaluate your own stores. Quickly identify where your business might be at risk. Focus your efforts there first. 


Being "in decline" is not the problem. But...being in denial IS a problem!


Three Stages of Decline in Retailing



Key Retail Ratios Calculator


Key Ratios CalculatorMeasure your stores' "vital signs"

In seconds, generate 7 key ratios for retailers. Auto-magically!

And then, immediately compare your performance to the benchmarks for your retail segment.

Go here. How are your "vital signs"?



 


Monitor Your Results


Download two performance tracking tools: The RETAIL OWNER'S DASHBOARD and the PROFITS TREND TRACKER

See – and rate – your stores the way your shoppers do!

The ROI's STORE RATER

Rate your own stores - like the shoppers do

Now, you can rate your stores like the shoppers do.

Easy. Quick. Insightful. And fun for everybody!


Go here to get started.


 



Quick Quizzes for Retailers • Retail Financial Basics

4 Wheels of Retail Businesses
Free • Online • Retail Finance Basics 


Just ten questions each.

Confidential. Results for your eyes only. 

Take one. Or take them all. Anytime.

Free! And they're fun.


 


PROFITS & DEBT Management

1. How well do you know the P&L? take the Profits quiz


2. How about the Balance Sheet?  take the Balance Sheet quiz


Want to know more about managing profits and debt? Go to the RETAIL PROFITS section at The ROI.


INVENTORY CONTROL

3. How ready are you to be a true merchant? take the quiz on Inventory Management & Open-to-Buy 


Want to know more about managing inventory and Open-to-Buy plans? Go to the INVENTORY CONTROL section at The ROI. 


CASH FLOW

4. Ready to manage the life blood of your business? take the Cash Flow quiz


Need to know more about managing cash flow in your stores? Go to the CASH FLOW CONTROL section at The ROI. 






How are your comp store sales versus last year?

How do your results compare?



Compare monthly retail sales

Monthly Retail Sales Trend Charts

See sales results compared to the same month in the prior year, for the trailing six months. 

Quickly compare your sales trends to others in your retail sector. 

Gain valuable perspective! go here


 

 


Since 1999, empowering retailers and store owners to "Turn on your financial headlights!"