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Retail Management Essentials

Tue 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Retail is more than just selling the things you love – there’s a science behind what you sell, how you sell, and to whom you sell. By implementing some simple key metrics to understand what is helping and what could be hurting your business, we will discuss what you can do to create a customer experience that will get your cash register ringing and your income statement singing! Participants will gain insight regarding: • Keys to bringing in visitors and converting them to customers; • Product mix to retain customer conversion; • Inventory management to create efficiencies; • Controlling costs & overhead; and • Key metrics to help identify successes or concerns. Meet Ashley Pynes: As finance director at Pier 1 Imports, Ashley spent much of my career in the retail world focused on inventory management, margin maximization, and financial analysis. When managed well, the three areas weave a braid of profitability! She’s a Montrose transplant, who is grateful every day to live this close to the mountains. She shares this excitement with her husband of 14 years and their two kids, who make life fun, and keep them on our toes!

Speaker(s): Ashley Pynes

Co-Sponsor(s): Gunnison Area Chamber of Commerce, Region 10

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 970-765-3130


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