Join us at the Portsmouth Public Library in Levenson Room at 8 AM for a first Retail Education Seminar, featuring Nancy Carmer from City of Portsmouth, Nancy Kyle from NH Retail Association, Kory Sirmaian from Next Level Retail, and Michael Healy from Yeomen Technology. Each speaker will give a presentation followed by a Q&A with all the speakers.
Nancy Carmer, City of Portsmouth
Portsmouth has an attractive mix of independent and franchise retail. What are some of the factors that contribute to its success and challenges? This presentation will explore these characteristics as well as some local business assistance resources to assist retailers manage and grow their business.
Nancy Kyle, NH Retail Association
Because of our lack of a sales tax, retailing in New Hampshire is a cornerstone of our state’s economy. But retail is changing. Are bricks and mortar stores dying, to be replaced by online stores? Not even close. We’ll look at trends in the state and industry, talk about how retailers can survive in this changing landscape, and how the NH Retail Association can help your business.
Kory Sirmaian, Next Level Retail
Discuss the retail fundamentals, product, people and process! Learn how to present your product, develop your people with exceptional customer services. How do we as small business owners compete with the ever growing internet shopping phenomenon?
Michael Healy, Yeomen Technology
Understanding Amazon – The Digital Giants Impact on Local Retail
There’s not a retailer in the US that doesn’t know Amazon. It doesn’t matter if you love them, hate them, or partner with them they’re a force that’s impacted ever national and local shop. Rather than bemoan their rise, this roundtable discussion will walk participants through Amazon’s retail operations and strategy; pointing out opportunities and threats every retailer should think about in 2018. While most think of them as a price eroding, they also present opportunities to position your store pricing and attract net new clients.