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"There are many ways to succeed in retailing. 

But retail failures have only one cause: financial." 


And that's precisely why The Retail Owners Institute® has been built: to help retailers avert failure. A self-help, online resource, The ROI is the foremost financial management resource for retailers and store owners. 

Thousands of retailers come to The ROI each month, to take advantage of The ROI's practical how-to info. 

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Inventory Control | Buying Plans | Open-to-Buy

How-To Info, Online Calculators for Retail Inventory Control and Open-to-Buy Planning


Inventory control tools and know-howThere is a cause-effect connection between sales, gross margins, and inventory turns. 

Effectively managing that balancing act is part of the art of retailing.

Retail Sales & Profits

How-to Info plus Online Calculators for Managing Retail Sales & Profits


Tools and know-how for retail profits


Retail Cash Flow Management

How-To Resources and Calculators for "What if...?" Projections & Cash Flow Control

Retail Cash Flow control


Retail Benchmarks Trend Charts

6 Key Ratios  •  5-Year Trend Charts  •  55 Retail/Restaurant Segments  •  Free Key Ratios Calculator 

Retail Benchmark Trend Charts

The OWNERS Center

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OWNERS Center


Survival. Cash flow. Growth strategies. Effective delegation. Crisis management. Financing. Succession plans.


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"What if...?" Samplers - Markdowns | Open-to-Buy Plans | Cash Flow Control

Are we OVERBOUGHT in any departments?

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Markdowns - Timing is EVERYTHING!

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So, where's the CASH??

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Take a Quiz!

10-question quizzes. They're free. And fun! 

Take a quick quiz on the basicsPROFITS: How well do you know the P&L? How about the Balance Sheet? 

INVENTORY CONTROL: How ready are you to be a true merchant?

CASH FLOW: Ready to manage the life blood of your business?



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