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“Did you miss the first quarter webinar about the critically important topic of staffing? Not to worry. You can view it now plus all four 2021 BRA quarterly webinars, right here on demand at no cost” via BRA + Management One

“Did you miss the first quarter webinar about the critically important topic of staffing?  Not to worry.  You can view it now plus all four 2021 BRA quarterly webinars, right here on demand at no cost” via BRA + Management One

Once per Quarter, Board Retailers Association hosts relevant and helpful webinars on a variety of topics in collaboration with BRA Supporting Vendor Partner Management One. You can view the 1st Quarter 2022 webinar and view all four of the excellent 2021 collaborative quarterly webinars below.



Topic: Talent Acquisition: Building a Team Structured for Success in 2022

Description: For indie retailers, the strength of your internal team depends on your ability to recruit capable employees and develop the training required to effectively service your customers. When you compound the wide variety of new skills (both digital and in-store) retailers were expected to master after the COVID shift, the bar was raised considerably for incoming talent.

How can independent retailers meet these demands and build a team structured for success in 2022? View our live panel discussion with Kim Pagano from PUBLIK IMAGE and Doug Works from Board Retailers Association as we break down the strategies that are helping retailers overcome these challenges.

Push play to view this critically important 1st Quarter 2022 collaborative BRA + M1 webinar



“5 Things You Need To Know Before Black Friday” (4th Quarter 2021 Collaborative BRA + M1 Webinar)

As we begin to plan for 2022, retailers need to focus NOW on key areas in their business to set the stage for success through the holidays and into next year.  Without a doubt, the holiday season will be quite different than last year for both retailers and consumers, so how can you prepare for the unknown? From year-end tax strategies to digital marketing and supply chain moves, retailers will have their hands full in Q4 trying to navigate the challenges. It can be easy to lose sight of what is MOST important and impactful before the new year begins. Our live Q&A includes Paul Erickson of Management One and Doug Works of BRA speaking with Jeff Plattman of CohnReznick, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and business advisory firms, to get an informed perspective on how successful retailers need to plan their year-end to be set up for 2022.

Push play to view this important 4th Quarter 2021 collaborative BRA + M1 webinar


“BRA Retailer Roundtable Panel Discussion at Surf Expo – Sept. 2021” (3rd Quarter 2021 Collaborative BRA + M1 Webinar)

Concerns about the delta variant contributed to store traffic declines in July, combined with some signs that consumer confidence is wavering. The outlook for business in Q4 is nowhere near certain. In this Board Retailers Association (BRA) Retailer Roundtable panel discussion, the panelists speak about how these factors are affecting independent retailers plans for holiday selling this year.

In addition, the panel explored and shared current pricing practices that have increased operating margins in their stores as well as significant staffing challenges. These competitive pricing and staffing strategies can be implemented in your store immediately.

This remarkable panel was moderated by George Leichtweiss (BRA Chairman and owner of Modern Skate & Surf) and included Paul Erickson (Director and Senior Retail Consultant at BRA Supporting Vendor Partner Management One), Bruce Cromartie (BRA Board Member and Owner of BC Surf & Sport) and Doug Works (BRA Executive Director and former retailer).

Push play to view this remarkable BRA Retailer Roundtable Panel Discussion from Surf Expo – 9 21

The video above served as the 3rd Quarterly BRA + Management One Webinar of 2021.


Massive thanks to Jesse of Podium (BRA Supporting Vendor Partner) for introducing their remarkable retail resource and sponsoring this outstanding event. Learn more about Podium in the following article: BRA Podium 4 Ways Article



“Embracing the New Metrics in Retail: Ride the wave of post-pandemic success” (2nd Quarter 2021 Collaborative BRA + M1 Webinar)

While no one was prepared for the severity of the impact from COVID-19, some businesses were able to better withstand the shutdown. The pandemic exposed overly leveraged retailers. Retailers with too much debt. Retailers with poor inventory management techniques. The good news is that it is possible to right the ship and develop new habits that will shield your business from future disruptions. As retail continues to evolve and adapt to changing consumer preferences and new technologies, it is increasingly critical to develop newer, more relevant metrics to accurately value and measure retail finances.

Join us as we unpack the top 5 metrics retailers SHOULD now be focused on and learn how to translate that knowledge into increased cash for business. Our live Q & A includes Paul Erickson of Management One along with Doug Works, Executive Director of Board Retailers Association and Coco Tihanyi, BRA Board Member and co-owner of Surf Diva to explore viewpoints from both sides of the equation.

Push play to view the 2nd Quarterly BRA + Management One Webinar of 2021


“Retail E-Commerce Adapting to the New Consumer Mindset of 2021 and beyond” (1st Quarter 2021 Collaborative BRA + M1 Webinar)

Achieving success in an increasingly digital era DOES NOT mean throwing away the traditional retail fundamentals, but augmenting the existing processes with new capabilities that adapt to the new landscape.

Join us as we unpack the e-commerce strategies that are working to help retailers meet and exceed their pre-COVID benchmarks while building a solid foundation for the years ahead.

Push play to view the 1st Quarterly BRA + Management One Webinar of 2021


Click on the following link to access downloadable tools provided by Management One that may benefit you: Downloadable Retail Tools


BRA note: We are very pleased to mention that Management One is BRA Supporting Vendor Partner that provides a variety of helpful retail related resources and quarterly webinars. If you would like to be introduced directly via email to the solid people behind this excellent consulting company, email me. – Doug Works, BRA Executive Director


If you are not yet a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($100/yr.) Membership via this super simple join form