June is just around the corner and summer will quickly be upon us. While August - and RSPA RetailNOW - might feel far away, the reality is that it will be here before you know it. It's with that in mind that I wanted to get to you now about this great event and plant some seeds. It's self-reflection time.
With so much change in the industry, how do you keep up?
How do you decide which trends are hype and which are reality?
Where can you network with peers in non-competing markets to learn how they are finding success?
Where can you listen to top-notch speakers delivering education on topics relevant to your business?
Where can you see thousands of products from hundreds of vendors in one room?
I'll tell you where you can't find this. Sitting in your chair back at your office.
RetailNOW is the industry's biggest event dedicated to arming companies like yours with the information it needs to thrive in today's tumultuous landscape. That's where you'll find all of the above, and more.
Oh, but I'm sure you have excuses for why you can't attend. Not enough time? It costs too much?
You can't afford NOT to attend. Make the time. Take advantage of the RSPA's current member pricing of $199 (act now, the deadline is approaching). The event is down in Orlando this year. Tie it to a family vacation. Just get there.
Do you understand why I'm so passionate about this event? This isn't lip service. Times are changing and you need all the help you can get. I've spoken with so many RetailNOW attendees who credit the event and the association with saving their company.
Go here now to register for the event: http://www.gorspa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=5057
If you need further convincing, drop me a line and I'll speak with you personally about why you should attend.