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. 


Retail Sales & Profits

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

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!

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'

 


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

Tools & Resources for Members


50 How-To Guides - Inventory, Profits, Cash

Make your stores financially stronger

Most extensive self-help resource on retail financial management • Available on-demand, 24/7

How-To Articles by Retail Experts

  • Controlling Inventory, Profits, Cash
  • Using Retail Finance Basics
  • Addressing Strategic Owner Issues
  • Managing Store Issues


7 Online Projecting Calculators for Retailers

See "What would happen if I...?"

Easy & fast for retailers. Online, "in the cloud". Nothing to download or install.
Get answers - fast!  "How much profit?" "How much inventory?" "Where's the cash?!"

The ROI's Online Projecting Calculators for Retailers 

  • The ROI's SPEEDY HEADLIGHTS
  • Retail PROFITS Forecaster
  • BUYING PLAN Forecaster (Open-to-Buy)
  • Retailer's 3-in-1 Cash Flow Calculator (P&L + OTB + Cash Flow - INTEGRATED)
  • Key RATIOS Calculator
  • GMROI Calculator
  • Multi-Department OPEN-TO-BUY Planner


23 Recorded Live at TOPICAL TUESDAYS Webinars

Hours of explanatory and retailer-friendly how-to insights 

See the entire collection here

  • Unlimited FREE Access for Members
  • Most Demanding Growth and Survival Issues for Retailers:
    How to Manage & Control Profits • Debt • Inventory • Cash Flow • Vendor, Landlord & Bank Relationships • GMROI 
  • Available to watch anytime, 24/7
  • Lively, entertaining (!), time saving
  • Hours of Consulting Tips, Strategic How-To Guidance

 

Retail Self-Assessment Tools

Time-Saving Comparison Tools

Get perspective & insights on your stores' performance

  • All on your own 
  • Confidential. "For your eyes only"
  • Online 24/7 


5 Online Retail Training Courses

Learn - then use - retailing's financial levers

Use The ROI's unique "eLearning Kits." 

Each Kit includes a structured how-to training course plus a specialized projecting calculator. Practical and fast for retailers to use. 

These courses-plus-calculators teach and show the What, Why, and How of retail financial management and inventory control.  

The ROI's Online Courses

  • Projecting Retail PROFITS
  • Projecting INVENTORY Buying (Open-to-Buy) Plans
  • Projecting Retail CASH FLOW
  • 3-in-1 Kit Bundle: P&L + OTB + Cash Flow - Integrated!
  • GMROI Inventory Productivity Kit

 

9 Retail Financial How-To Videos

Learn It • Do It • Profit From It!





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