Center for Retail Excellence

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Center for Retail Excellence 2018-10-16T15:12:57+00:00

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YOUR RETAIL SUCCESS MATTERS TO US!

Retail organizations come in a variety of forms and sizes. We describe them as the last hand-off of any product or service to the end user. They deliver to customers everything from lawn mowers, to art, to insurance, to clothing, to food, to, quite literally, the kitchen sink. Retail offers unique opportunities for people to live out their passions and is one of the most egalitarian industries in our country. A person can come from any economic, educational, cultural, gender or age group and be a successful retailer. Our courses do not require any educational pre-requisites and are flexible, affordable and deliver a “toolbox” for your business operational success.

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CLASSES

7 behaviors of retail excellence

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FACILITATORS/SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

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SCHEDULE

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COST & METHODOLOGY

Very affordable pricing

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Programs

Customized Programs

These are classes and programs developed for a unique business or group of businesses. We can create and customize programs based on your specific needs. We also offer mentoring by a reputable, experienced subject matter expert for a variety of business needs. To contact us for more information click here, or click here to register.

Customized Programs

Specialized Classes

These are stand-alone classes that cover a variety of topics relevant to retail businesses. They include such topics as Succession Planning and Retail Accounting. Additionally, all of the classes that make up the Certificate in Retail Operations can be taken as individual classes. To contact us for more information click here, or click here to register.

 

Specialized Classes

Certificate in Retail Operations

This extended program walks a participant through the considerations necessary to start a retail business in their local area. The program is broken up unto seven topic areas (6-7 weeks in length) representing each of the Seven Behaviors of Retail Excellence (Start-up, Retail Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Security/Loss Prevention, Merchandising, and Business Planning). Classes can be taken individually or as a course of study.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate, participants will have developed a workable business plan that has been vetted by retail business and financial experts. To contact us for more information click here, or click here to register.

Certificate in Retail Operations

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The Center for Retail Excellence is a division of the Retail Alliance Foundation.

The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Why are you doing this? How are you making a difference?
What is your reason for being, besides making money?
There is no engine or vehicle like business to make a difference.

Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Wholefoods