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.
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As an independent retailer, you have to get through all kinds of challenges. 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!
Quick Quizzes for Retailers • Retail Financial 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.
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.
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.
Is there a cash crunch in your near future?!
Here is a fast, simple, and extremely telling measure of a retailer's financial viability!
Use The ROI's unique GMROI Growth & Bankability Rater.
Quick • Verifiable • Sophisticated • Uniquely Retail
What's your inventory's SALES Potential?
Given your annual sales plan, do you have enough inventory?
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"?!
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!
Key Retail Ratios Calculator
Measure 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"?
See – and rate – your stores the way your shoppers do!
The ROI's STORE RATER
Now, you can rate your stores like the shoppers do.
Easy. Quick. Insightful. And fun for everybody!
Go here to get started.
How are your comp store sales versus last year?
How do your results compare?
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.
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