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  1. RSPA Jam Band Steals The Show At RetailNOW
    8/13/2012

    Since the conclusion of RetailNOW 2012, held July 29-Aug. 1 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, I’ve been inundated with positive feedback about the event. As you might expect, industry insiders are talking about show traffic, technology shifts, innovative products, and new players in the channel. By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine and Jameson Publishing

  2. RSPA Lauds McCarthy
    8/7/2012

    At the July 28 board meeting of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), Dave McCarthy was honored for 20+ years of service to the organization. By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine and Jameson Publishing

  3. Top Tweets From RetailNOW 2012 – July 31 Edition
    8/1/2012

    RetailNOW enjoyed its biggest day in show history on July 31, attracting approximately 1,800 retail IT professionals to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Following are the most intriguing insights and comments shared via Twitter on that historic day.  By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine & Jameson Publishing

  4. Photos: Reseller Rush At RetailNOW
    8/1/2012

    RetailNOW set an attendance record on July 31, drawing approximately 1,800 retail IT professionals to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. When the doors opened at 12:30 PT, BSM was there to capture the rush of resellers to the show floor.

  5. Top Tweets from RetailNOW 2012 – July 30 Edition
    7/31/2012

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) is hosting RetailNOW at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this week. Here are some of the most intriguing insights and comments shared via Twitter on the first full day of RetailNOW (July 30). I included a couple of my own Tweets, so let me apologize in advance for the self-promotion. I'd rather be accused of that than not share some key info from the event with you...

  6. Mercury Payment Propels RSPA To Over 1,000 Members
    7/30/2012

    In 2005, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) was a tight-knit group of a couple hundred resellers plus vendor sponsors. At the general session of their winter conference in Jamaica, the members discussed their aspiration to make a bigger impact on the retail IT community.

  7. RetailNOW Education Preview: Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer
    7/29/2012

    Why title my RetailNOW presentation “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer”? Here’s the short version of my story... By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine & Jameson Publishing

  8. Lessons Learned at RSPA Inspire 2012: Video Blog
    2/3/2012
    There wasn’t any snow in Costa Rica this week – it was a gorgeous 80 degrees all week – but there was an avalanche of information exchanged at the annual Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Inspire Thought Leadership Summit. By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
  9. RSPA Inspire Day 2: Editor's Video Blog
    2/3/2012

    During day 2 of RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) Inspire 2012 in Costa Rica, Brett Harward, speaker, consultant, and author led a discussion regarding key performance indicators (KPIs) put together by an RSPA committee. The committee polled 10 RSPA members and compiled detailed information on those businesses. Information included average revenue, averages spent on marketing, sales salaries, and more. Additionally, the data also showed how the average numbers compared with the numbers of the highest performing VARs in the group. With this data, those in attendance could compare there businesses with the averages of 10 other businesses as well as with the top performing businesses polled. The RSPA plans on expanding this initiative to the entire industry to get more detailed accurate information. The following video blog by Business Solutions magazine's editor-in-chief Mike Monocello recaps the session in a little more detail.

  10. RSPA Inspire Day #3 Education: Marketing & Sales Advice For Resellers
    2/1/2012

    The education session on the final day of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Inspire 2012 winter conference was titled “Become the First Choice in Your Market: Marketing and Selling to Meet Your Financial Objectives.” Business owner, consultant, and author Brett Harward led the discussion. Here‘s what I thought were the best VAR-focused nuggets of advice from this education session...

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