The 2015 NAMM Show delivers a forward-thinking NAMM U lineup, with more than 45 sessions on everything from technology solutions to music lessons to boosting profitability. Start with Retail Boot Camp on Wednesday, then come to the Breakfast Sessions and the NAMM Idea Center each day of the show. Get proven ideas, straight from your music retail peers. Bring the whole staff! See the complete schedule, and start planning your show now.
Looking for a few apps to help you improve your music retail business—and your everyday life? At Summer NAMM 2014, CJ Averwater of Amro Music revealed his list of top 10 apps that have worked for him. He focused on practical, no-frills apps that addressed retailer business practices and efficiencies.
How do you market your store in a digital world? At 2014 Summer NAMM, Peter Dods, owner of Easy Music Center, revealed tried-and-true ideas—and looked at how applying basic principles of marketing excellence will help you achieve healthy growth. His session delved into everything from email marketing to Yelp to Vines.
Now's the time to assess your store’s readiness to compete for customers. From product knowledge to organization, here are some proven, easy-to-implement ideas that Gabriel O'Brien of Larry's Music has put into place. These will immediately improve the customer experience in your store. "It’s easy to walk past problem areas without noticing them," O'Brien says. "Your staff should spend time each day making sure products are well organized, clean, positioned correctly and shuffled regularly."
Do you find yourself saying, "I have too many things to do"? The good news is managing your time is easier than you think. Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music reveals how a few simple online tools, such as Gmail, Google Calendar and other apps, can help you stay more productive—and impact your bottom line.