Day #114 - The Gravenhurst Downtown Revitalization

Please join me as I speak in Gravenhurst.

Win a Retail Makeover!

The Gravenhurst Downtown RevitalizationBusiness Seminar Series presents:


DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2012 TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 pm VENUE: Gravenhurst Opera HousePre-registration is requested as soon as possible: mailto:mdelang@gravenhurst.caDynamic Retail Industry Speaker: Barbara CrowhurstSpecializing in helping retail and service businesses “Create Their Own Economy and Thrive”BARBARA CROWHURST is North America’s #1 Retail Business Coach. She writes numerous articles, blogs, and books, and is an international speaker. Her comprehensive and detailed approach comes from years of working in the industry. Her career has taken herfrom working with some the largest corporate retail stores in North America to consulting with tens of thousands of specialty stores.Barbara's company is leading the way with innovative services such as business coaching sessions by phone, Skype, or in person. Her training seminars are usually standing room only. Her message: "Effective retail is in the detail". Start working ON your Business . . . notIN your Business! The presentation includes valuable tips for retail and service businesses:

Effective Marketing:

  • Bring in new customers and increase visits from existing clients! Know your marketplace and competition; use technology effectively; create a promotional calendar; and learn other basic strategies.

Well-trained Employees:

  • Hire and keep great staff! Discover the importance of job descriptions, find out about the best training techniques, and strengthen your management skills.

Strong in-store Sales Focus:

  • How to be a sales professional! Learn your role in the performance of your sales staff, increase the average sale, discover add-on sales programs, and deal with common selling challenges.

Valued at $90, this is offered at the low fee of $5 (cash or cheque at the door).Participation is free of charge to Gravenhurst businesses, with the chance to win a 4-hour makeover on-site on March 9th

Thanks to our supporting partners:

Muskoka Futures, Town of Gravenhurst, Gravenhurst Business Improvement Area,Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs