Quick Quizzes

Take a quick quiz on the basics

Take these profits management quick quizzes for retailers

Just ten questions each. All online, all at your own pace. 

Results for your eyes only.


How well do you know the P&L? Take the quiz!

What about the Balance Sheet? Take the quiz!

Short how-to segments on managing sales and profits from TOPICAL TUESDAYS webinars by the Co-Founders


Specifically for Retail Situations | Practical, Proven, Timeless | Used and Loved by Thousands of Retailers

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 owners interested in profit management and growth. 

The Myth of the "Bottom Line"

Retail business owners are conditioned from day one to "have a profit" and "improve the bottom line".  

Yet, sadly, most owners aren’t sure exactly why. 
  1. What IS profit? 
  2. Where does it go? 
  3. Why is it important?  
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How to Read and Use Your Financial Statement 

Put the cause-effect, cause-effect power to work in your retail business. 

Get a greater sense of control – and the peace of mind that comes with it!

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Focus Your PROFITABLE Growth with the Retail STRATA:G® Wheel

In The ROI's view, the key to survival in retail is not profitable lines of merchandise, nor even profitable stores.  

Instead, those retailers who will survive and thrive will be those who have the most profitable customers! 

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The Four (Only!) Ways Retail Businesses Grow

Before you get too far down the road in planning another store, adding new merchandise lines, or some other expansion, you first must decide on your fundamental growth strategy. 

Why? Because your growth strategy and your tactics must align.

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Are your profits hiding in plain sight? 

The typical accounting package lists expenses in alphabetical order. From Advertising, to Auto Expenses, then Bank Charges, and so on. Lines and lines of separate expense items, all detailed to the penny. How useful is that?!

Is this designed to inform? Or, to confuse and confound? No wonder few retailers will spend much "quality time" with their financial statements.

The ROI's 'bucketizer'



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There's lots more for retailers to see and use! Available nowhere else.

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

We understand. There IS a lot here at The ROI. 

So for those times and those people – store or regional managers – who need to focus on profit management, we've built the Retailer's PROFITS Center at SmallBizRetailer.com. It has only that portion of The ROI's how-to content, calculators, webinars, etcetera that focuses on profits, profits, profits! 


Those with Member or Owner Access Privileges at The ROI get all of the PROFITS Center's content, calculators, webinars, etc right here at The ROI. Plus much more!