Featured RSPA Content

  1. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
    2/1/2017

    Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.

  2. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
    1/31/2017

    Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.

  3. RSPA President’s Note – October 2016
    10/26/2016

    Well, they say that everything is bigger and better in Texas. By Kelly Funk, President, RSPA

  4. Preparing To Deliver: RetailNOW 2016’s Exhibit Hall Delivers A Big Dose Of Disruption
    10/21/2016

    With Kelly Funk’s emphatic plea to the RetailNOW audience to deliver in order to dominate fresh on the mind, the 2016 RetailNOW show floor opened on Monday, August 1 with a flood of show goers pouring through the doors of Longhorn ABC. By Amber Murdock, RSPA

  5. RSPA Membership Meeting Highlights
    10/19/2016

    As a membership association, RSPA relies heavily on input from its members in order to meet the needs of the organization as a whole. By Gabby Coor and Amber Murdock

  6. RSPA Announces Whistler Hall Of Fame Inductee, Award Winner
    10/17/2016

    Howard O. Whistler was an NCR salesman and Sweda district manager turned independent dealer. By Amber Murdock

  7. Employees Newly Eligible for Overtime
    10/13/2016

    Overtime compensation has long been an issue for resellers. By Bob Goldberg, RSPA General Counsel

  8. RetailNOW Exhibitors Showcase New And Innovative Solutions On The Show Floor
    8/10/2016

    The show floor at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX featured 150+ exhibitors. Business Solutions filmed product demo videos with 26 channel vendors to bring the show floor to solutions providers who were unable to attend the event.

  9. Trader Joe’s Formula For Success: Innovation, Customer Experience, & Culture
    8/10/2016

    Doug Rauch took the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2016 stage Aug. 2 to detail how, while president of Trader Joe’s, grew the company from a nine-store chain to a nationally-acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 30 states.

  10. 11 Fast Thoughts From RetailNOW 2016
    8/8/2016

    I spent nearly six full days in Dallas attending RetailNOW 2016, but it went by like a blur. Let me try to share with you some highlights from what I saw and heard July 29-Aug. 3.