Sat 8 Jan 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANAGEMENT ONE AND WHIZBANG TRAINING WORK TOGETHER TO ASSIST INDEPENDENT RETAILERS THROUGH BETTER PLANNING, BETTER EDUCATION
Tucson, AZ – Management One and WhizBang Training recently announced that the two companies created an alliance to assist the independent retailer. Management One’s emphasis on inventory planning, sales forecasting, and cash-flow analysis will be combined with WhizBang Training’s comprehensive educational programs, workshops, and seminars to enable independent retailers to improve their bottom line. The alliance was created to give the independent retailer the tools they need by combining outstanding training with vital statistical analysis, resulting in improved profitability, streamlined operations, and superior cash flow.
WhizBang Training makes the skills required for profitable retailing simple and understandable through its Retail Mastery System, which contains 11 kits covering everything from sales and marketing to finance and planning. WhizBang sends the package to the retailer and follows up with a monthly phone conference with the entire Retail Mastery Group, which is hosted by WhizBang owner Bob Negen. This process enables the retailer to learn the fundamentals of running a retail store.
Management One works one on one with independent retailers to bring them the best sales forecasts, merchandise plans, financial and cash-flow plans, and strategies to expand their businesses. Through its international network of affiliates located in key cities, the merchandise and cash-flow plans are delivered personally to retailers monthly and the results are carefully reviewed by owners Evan Wise and Marc Weiss. Management One focuses on customizing and personalizing the data-analysis part of retail so clients can focus on buying and selling.
“We are very excited about this new alliance,” said Evan Wise, co–managing partner of Management One. “We like the methods and techniques that WhizBang Training uses to get its message out, and the company has a very loyal group of stores who have seen success with the program.” Added Marc Weiss, “Bob makes concepts simple and expects the retailer to implement them. He delivers key retailing concepts in easy-to-understand presentations that are immediately applicable to any retail store.”
Bob Negen of WhizBang Training also commented on the alliance, saying, “Management One’s affiliates provide the kind of personalized training and one-on-one guidance that adds to the effectiveness of the Retail Mastery System. Our training, combined with their forecasting and financial analysis is a sure recipe for success in the current and future economic climates.” Susan Negen, co-owner who specializes in the inventory-planning kit commented, “We have found many retailers are reluctant to do the planning or just can’t forecast sales accurately and they are anxious to hire Management One to do that for them. Having Management One as a viable option takes a lot of pressure off of our RMS users.”
The two companies plan to work together to identify retailers that would benefit from the alliance, and several retailers have already begun working with the alliance and are already seeing strong results..
“Independent retail is one of the toughest businesses to manage, in this or any economy,” said Bob Negen. “The Alliance of Management One and WhizBang training will make it easier for them to define the results they want and achieve them.”
About Management One
Management One has been helping retailers to grow by managing their two greatest assets, inventory and people, since 1990. With affiliates and clients throughout the United States, Ireland, and the U.K., it has the breadth of information on trends, economics, and knowledge to develop sales forecasts with 92 percent or greater accuracy. These forecasts lead to an open-to-buy and merchandise plan that enables retailers to purchase the right amount of inventory at precisely the right time to increase sales and maximize profits and cash. For more information about Management One visit www.management-one.com or contact Evan Wise at 866-802-7689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About WhizBang Training
Bob and Susan Negen have more than 35 years of combined “on the floor” retail business experience. In 2000 they formed WhizBang Training and began capturing and recording information on all aspects of retail operations. They’ve assembled this knowledge in an affordable kit with CD, DVD, and MP3 formats. Each kit has manuals and data CDs to augment the learning process. For more information about WhizBang Training visit http://bit.ly/RMS_1235654 or contact Bob Negen at 800-842-1660
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