MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative will host a slate of regional seminars and webinars this year to help retailers improve their store’s profit, sales revenue and overall efficiency.
The five seminars will be held in Anaheim, California; Lansing, Michigan; and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Cooperative will also hold an event in a dealer’s area upon request. There will also be three webinars/teleseminars held this year.
The 2009 training curriculum covers topics from advanced sales techniques to proven revenue growth strategies and beyond—all designed to make business owners more successful while keeping the customer’s experience in the fore front, said Tim Leaver, director of marketing for TBC.
Course offerings include Principles of Success, GEAR Sales training, High Performance HR, Profitability and Time Management.
“I really enjoyed the class and I feel inspired to try these techniques in all aspects of my life, not just at work,” said Ashleigh Nelson, manager of All-Star Bike Shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, of the time management seminar she attended in 2008. “It is often too easy to let your life start dictating your path, and now I feel I have the power and the tools to turn that around and forge my own path again.”
The cost is $399 per person for the regional seminars and $50 per web session. TBC offers early bird discounts, as well as an inclusive package that allows co-op members to pay $59 per month from January to December and have access to all training programs with no registration fees.
“For many shop owners right now, they see training as an expense they can cut,” said TBC managing director Greg Brodsky. “We realize that it’s a very difficult time, but in our view, education is an investment in the future of a business.”
The Bike Cooperative provides members with exclusive product rebates, consumer financing and credit card processing programs, comprehensive advertising services and training in management and sales. For information on becoming a TBC member, call (800) 450-7595.