The Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Podcast

The Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Podcast

By ROBERT NEGEN
In what retail expert Bob Negen hopes will be the shortest-lived podcast in history, he discusses news about the coronavirus, strategies to navigate the disruption and support for independent retailers dealing with the fallout of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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Rants, Raves, and Reflections | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 50
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16:21
May 22, 2020
The Long Haul | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 49
Be prepared for the unexpected, and don't forget to take care of yourself.  In episode 49, retail expert Bob Negen discusses what may be the "New Normal", and preparing yourself, even when it's hard, for the long haul.     We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus  We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
12:02
May 21, 2020
Staying Safe In Your Store | Coronavirus And The Independent Retailer Podcast Ep. 48
Retail Expert Bob Negen recaps some highlights from the live Community Forum and discusses some thoughts on staying safe as you begin to re-open your retail store. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
15:24
May 20, 2020
A Lesson From My Grandpa Nibbelink | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Podcast Ep. 47
Don't think about it...just do it: Important lessons from Grandpa Nibbelink.
09:02
May 19, 2020
Should You And Your Staff Wear Masks In Store? | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 46
Today Bob tackles a tough question facing retailers everywhere? He gives his take on what the right way to approach your decision is and how to go about enforcing whatever policy you decide on. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:48
May 18, 2020
Adding On Case Study | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer ep. 45
If we've said it once, we've said it a million times, you MUST become an expert in adding on! Today Bob talks about a case study in why adding on is so effective. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
15:04
May 15, 2020
Dealing With Angry Customers | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Podcast Ep. 44
As we move into the next phases of re-opening everyone is encountering different struggles, unfortunately as independent retailers some of these struggles are very angry customers. In this episode Bob talks about some of the best ways to stay safe (and sane) when dealing with these customers. 
15:58
May 15, 2020
Customizing Your Customers Shopping Experience | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer ep. 43
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15:55
May 13, 2020
This is a marathon, not a sprint | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 42
In episode 42, retail expert Bob Negen discusses the unknown, being OK with uncertainty, and embracing the long game.  We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/  Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
14:54
May 12, 2020
The Importance of the Present | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 41
Each day gives us the opportunity to be present. Let go of the past and what things used to be like, let go of the future and what you imagine it could be like... Work in the present day, the current circumstances.
12:00
May 11, 2020
What Post-Pandemic Success Looks Like | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 40
What will retail success look like in the future? What parts of your past store experience can you expand and adapt for all the new ways your customer wants to experience your store? There are many ways to envision success in this time when foot traffic is down, but you need your sales to go up. 
14:08
May 8, 2020
Retail Accountability Blueprint | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 39
Creating a business where everyone clearly understands their role is the key to having a business that runs well, has little drama, and gives the owner peace of mind.  In today's episode, Bob explores the Retail Accountability Blueprint, a framework for getting this done.   We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/  Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:44
May 7, 2020
Creating YOUR New Normal | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Podcast Ep. 36
Instead of hoping this epidemic situation will quickly end, we instead have to focus on creating a new normal. Business will be different for the foreseeable future - how are you going to react? How will you adjust, adapt, and advance into the new future? There's much to be hopeful about, but there's no avoiding the fact that many things must change. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:43
May 6, 2020
Marketing, Mothers Day and the New Normal | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Podcast Ep. 37
Marketing your retail business is changing from the goal of driving people into a store to giving customers many options to buy.  In this episode Bob Negen explores this shift and how it affects marketing Mothers Day during a pandemic. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
23:25
May 6, 2020
Honing Your Selling Skills | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 38
Retail is going to change, that much is inevitable. But what isn't going to change is how important selling is to the success of your store. In fact, it's going to be even MORE important going forward that your selling skills are excellent, because every customer is going to be extremely valuable.     We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBang
15:27
May 6, 2020
Begin Again... | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 35
Even the most positive business person can have a day that goes sideways. Every store owner has customers get under their skin, an employee that disappoints, family members who make you crazy. It's OK. Give yourself a break and feel what you feel. Then use a strategy touted by mindfulness masters... and begin again.  Begin again to feel positive and productive. Begin again to believe in serving your customers. Begin again to have fun and feel happy in your store... And when another bad day comes around, that's ok. Just begin again.
16:32
May 1, 2020
Let's Talk About Crazy People... | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 34
This pandemic has certainly been showing people's true colors, and sometimes these true colors aren't pretty. Today Bob dives into why people are acting the way that they are, and how you can "de-emotionalize" the reactions you're getting.    We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/  Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:21
April 30, 2020
Effective Communication Amid the Coronavirus | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 33
One of the unavoidable aspects of this pandemic is an enormous amount of emotion, from your customers, from your employees, and in yourself. As you start to think about reopening your store, you’ll likely be on the receiving end of some strong emotion. Today Bob talks about how you can communicate effectively with your customers, and why being extra communicative is especially important during this pandemic.   We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/  Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
18:07
April 30, 2020
Lock Your Customers Down | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 32
As the world moves towards reopening, the concept of an "Emotional Bank Account" is more important than ever. Today Bob talks about how important it is to build a strong emotional connection with your customers, and why doing so will pay off in spades.   We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus  We'd love to connect with you on Social Media!  FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining  Instagram: @whizbangtraining  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/  Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:15
April 28, 2020
The Great Retail Separation of 2020 | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 31
As things start to SLOWLY reopen across the country, there is a retail reckoning on the horizon. Today Bob talks about the “retailers journey” and the new bar that retailers need to hit in order to be successful. He also gives some ideas for how to transition from “Shopkeeper” to “Retail Pro” and finally to “Entrepreneur as an Artist.” We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
14:06
April 27, 2020
A Fundamental Marketing Shift | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 30
At the end of the day, this pandemic is changing the way our world works in ways that we will feel for a very long time. Today Bob talks about the fundamental shift that he sees occurring in the way that independent retailers market their stores, and how good retailers can capitalize on this shift. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
18:12
April 24, 2020
Emerging from Crisis to Opportunity | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 29
Today Bob talks about how the way we approach a crisis affects our ability to see the opportunities that present themselves at the end of a crisis. He talks through the steps you can take to move forward in this crisis and look for opportunities moving forward. We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
19:53
April 23, 2020
Reimagining Your Culture | Coronavirus and the Independent Retailer Ep. 28
This pandemic is challenging us all in new ways, but it also giving us opportunities we've never had. In this episode, Bob talks about how you have a unique opportunity to rebuild your culture and come back stronger than ever.    We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus   We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
17:35
April 22, 2020
My BIG Mistake | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 27
Today Bob talks about the big mistake he made in yesterday's podcast and what he's doing to correct it. He also talks about the importance of the HUSTLE and how the best retailers are hustling during this time.    We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus  We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
12:59
April 21, 2020
Three Critical Perspectives | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 26
In today's episode, Bob reminds us all that everything is about perspective, even during a pandemic. He goes through three important perspectives to keep in mind while moving forward with your business and your life during these times.    We've consolidated all of our coronavirus related content on our website! https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on Social Media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/whizbang-training/ Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
16:41
April 20, 2020
Getting The Most From Every Customer | Coronavirus and The Independent Retailer Ep. 25
Today Bob builds on yesterdays podcast and talks about why it's so important to get the most out of every customer during this pandemic. He also gives you some ideas for how to give every customer an exceptional experience -  even during a quarantine.  We've collected all of our coronavirus resources on one page on our website: www.whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus We'd love to connect with you on social media! FB: www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining Instagram: @whizbangtraining Twitter: @WhizBangTrain
20:11
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 24 - April 16, 2020
How Do You Do Business During a Pandemic?  Even during these crazy times business owners continue to hustle and provide amazing experiences for their customers. In episode 24, Bob talks about an awesome experience he had, and how you all can learn from it. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus
15:01
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 23 - April 15, 2020
Your Secret Marketing Weapon.  Retail expert Bob Negen discusses the secret marketing weapon that everyone has but no one talks about in episode 23 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers Podcast. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/a For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
09:30
April 15, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 22 - April 14, 2020
The Rightsizing of Retail...and what it means for you.  In episode 22 of the podcast, retail expert Bob Negen talks about the natural "self-correction" that is occurring as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  It's painful, but it also represents an opportunity. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/a For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
11:20
April 14, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 21 - April 13, 2020
The New Normal.  In episode 21, Bob reflects on the importance of being present and proactive during this new experience with the pandemic. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/a For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
15:34
April 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 20 - April 10, 2020
When you feel like giving up...Bob asks you, the retailers, to ask yourself some tough questions in episode 20 of the podcast.  Once you answer those questions, and if you are still determined to get through to the other side of this pandemic, start with these 3 things... If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
18:53
April 10, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 19 - April 9, 2020
Build Your Dream Business.  In episode 19, Bob follows up on yesterday's episode about vision and discusses the next step...putting your vision to work in your retail business. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
09:12
April 9, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 18 - April 8, 2020
Build a better tomorrow.  In episode 18, Bob Negen shares why "visioning" is such a powerful technique to build a better future. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
12:38
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 17 - April 7, 2020
It is going to end!  Retail expert Bob Negen talks about focusing on the fundamentals and preparing for the end of the coronavirus pandemic in episode 17 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers Podcast. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
12:48
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 16 - April 6, 2020
Must know strategies! The Paycheck Protection Program has begun, but it has come with a whole new set headaches. In episode 16 of the podcast, Bob talks about patience and due diligence being key in dealing with the frustrations of the day. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
14:52
April 6, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 15 - April 3, 2020
Beating Burnout!  In episode 15 of the podcast, Bob discusses dealing with stress and burnout during this pandemic when you are probably working harder than you've ever had too for every single dollar. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
17:38
April 3, 2020
Podcast Bonus Episode: Bob interviews Marc Weiss from Management One about how the best retailers are preparing now for the end of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In this special bonus episode, Bob interviews CEO of Management One (https://www.management-one.com/), Marc Weiss about what the best retailers will be doing to help position themselves for success when these uncertain times end. They talk supply chain management, store sales statistics, and negotiations If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
37:04
April 2, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 14 - April 2, 2020
Unforeseen Benefits of a Crisis.  In episode 14 of the podcast, retail expert Bob Negen discusses the importance of looking at the upside, and taking advantage of the circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
11:46
April 2, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 13 - April 1, 2020
Don't let the haters bring you down!  In episode 13, Bob dives into dealing with the haters during this pandemic when all aspects of your business may be in flux. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
15:27
April 1, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 12 - March 31, 2020
Do Good Now, Be Great Later.  Episode 12 of the podcast is all about supporting your community and generating goodwill. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
15:28
March 31, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 11 - March 30, 2020
Moving Forward As The World Falls Apart.  In episode 11 of the podcast, Bob explores how to keep moving forward when it feels like the whole world is falling apart. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
08:07
March 31, 2020
Podcast Bonus Episode: Bob interviews Crystal Vilkaitis of Crystal Media about Social Selling
In this special bonus episode, Bob talks to our favorite retail social media expert, Cyrstal Vilkaitis from Crystal Media. They talk everything from engaging your social media audiences, social selling, and using ads to increase views to their predictions for the future of "pay-for-play" on Facebook.  If you are interested in learning more about Crystal Vilkaitis, Crystal Media and Social Selling Courses, you can get more information here: https://crystalmedia.ontraport.com/t?orid=4493&opid=28 WhizBang! Retail Training is working daily to deliver up-to-date news, information, inspiration, and resources to the entire retail community.  For more information, please visit https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus/
45:20
March 30, 2020
Special Episode: Bob talks with Canadian Retail Store Owner Bob Zechel from Cloud Nine Pajamas
In this special bonus episode, Bob talks to Bob Zechel, a super-smart Canadian retail store owner, lawyer, and Platinum Mastermind Group alumni. Together with his wife and daughters, Bob is the owner of five Cloud Nine Pajama (https://www.cloudninepajamas.com) stores in Alberta, Canada and talks about some of the things he's doing to get through these uncertain times. Including taking a pause, rating your vendors, and landlord negotiations. WhizBang! Retail Training is working daily to deliver up-to-date news, information, inspiration and resources to the entire retail community.  For more information, please visit https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus/
37:08
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 10 - March 27, 2020
You can't "get" from a tightened fist.  In episode 10, retail expert Bob Negen talks about the importance of being a good person, both personally and professionally, during the coronavirus pandemic.  The rewards from which will come when this epidemic is over. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
15:55
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 9 - March 26, 2020
In episode 9, Bob continues the discussion on dealing with staff and employees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:30 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
12:14
March 26, 2020
Special Episode: Bob Interviews Certified Small Business Advisor, Eric Seifert
In this special bonus episode, we'll talk to a certified small business advisor, Eric Seifert of Left Coast Capital Resources about what is available from the SBA, what might happen with the current legislation, and get his practical advice on how to deal with this financial situation. For more information about Eric Seifert, visit www.leftcoastcapital.com WhizBang! Retail Training is working daily to deliver up-to-date news, information, inspiration and resources to the entire retail community.  For more information, please visit https://whizbangtraining.com/coronavirus/
17:19
March 25, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 8 - March 25, 2020
In episode 8 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers podcast, Bob discusses the process of dealing with your staff in the midst of mass layoffs. If you would like to listen to the podcast live, join us weekdays at 9:00 am EST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhizBangTraining/ If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
11:50
March 25, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 7 - March 24, 2020
It's all about cash management.  In episode 7 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers podcast, Bob discusses the strategy of managing your cash while the coronavirus pandemic may be hurting your business.  Successfully managing your finances might just be key to staying afloat during these difficult times. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/   For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com/
15:58
March 24, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 6 - March 23, 2020
Stay positive and create a schedule for yourself.  In episode 6 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers podcast, retail expert Bob Negen discusses the process of tackling your day in these tough times.  Create chunks, start with the hard stuff, and the rest of the day will fall into place. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/  For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
12:18
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 5 - March 20, 2020
Look for the silver linings!  In episode 5 of the Coronavirus and Independent Retailers podcast, retail expert Bob Negen discusses the importance of looking at the upside and finding the silver lining.  If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangTraining/  For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
30:53
March 20, 2020
Special Episode: Bob Interviews Retail Money Expert, Rich Rose
In this interview, Bob talks to Rich Rose, a managing partner at Rainstar Capital.  Rich is an expert in all things money and retail.  There are two parts to this interview... In the first part, Rich shares a detailed strategy to manage cash in times of great disruption. In the second part of the interview, Rich discusses what is happening with capital markets and the SBA. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
42:54
March 19, 2020
Special Episode: Bob Interviews Clienteling Expert, Maureen Doron
If you are looking for a great strategy to get you through the rest of the disruption caused by coronavirus, and beyond, you owe it to yourself to schedule an uninterrupted 30 minutes to watch this interview with Platinum Mastermind Group alumni Maureen Doron.  In it she's shares her "clienteling system" and, trust me, it's awesome! If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
30:30
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 4 - March 19, 2020
What do you need to do to remain healthy and happy during this pandemic?  In episode 4, Bob discusses the importance of doing the things that keep you happy and sane during these trying times for independent retail store owners. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
14:29
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 3 - March 18, 2020
In episode 3 of the podcast, Bob shares the lessons he has learned running retail businesses in the hard times, and how to "embrace the suck".  It's all about surviving and moving forward. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
11:34
March 18, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 2 - March 17, 2020
In episode 2, retail expert Bob Negen discusses the ins and outs of social pressure in today's environment.  What do you do when you are receiving pressure to close your doors from your customers, or to stay open from your employees?  Bob goes into detail and offers advice on the best way to evaluate your situation and make a decision that is right for you, your business and the people around you. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
21:19
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus and Independent Retailers - Episode 1 - March 16, 2020
Retail expert Bob Negen discusses the affect of the Coronavirus on retail businesses, and offers advice on how to get through this pandemic.   In this episode, Bob discusses what to do if you are forced to temporarily close your brick and mortar store because of COVID-19. If you are an independent retailer and want to join the discussion, please come join our free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhizBangRetail/ For more information, please visit us at https://whizbangtraining.com
21:49
March 16, 2020