Business Strategies & Solutions Seminar

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dates and location of this course

  • June 18-20, 2013, Phoenix, AZ

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Register now and recieve a 25% discount!

To register, Download a registration form, Call 1-800-248-7703 / 303-936-9353, Fax 1-303-936-9581, Email, or Contact Us.

seminar attendance fee

  • 1st person $1,995.00
  • Additional attendees $995.00

*Additional attendees must be from same company/organization.

hotel accommodations

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, Chandler, AZ.

To book your hotel reservations by May 31st, please call 1-800-972-3574 .

Ask for IAS Training room rate of $79 plus state & local taxes

Presented by Retail Industry Experts:

Brad Huisken

John Thedford

David Johns

Jennifer Kanistras

Philip Nulman

Bryan Dodge

Learn Key Strategies and Solutions for Growing Your Business and Increasing Profits in Today’s Turbulent Economic Times and Have Some Fun in the city of Phoenix!

The current economic and political climate in the United States is more challenging than most who read this can recall over the past several decades. This fact demands new ideas and strategies as well as creative and innovative solutions that will help business owners build and maintain financial security for their business. While there is no silver bullet available to any of us, there are actionable activities and procedures we can all put in place to help us through these very difficult economic times.

Four well-known and respected colleagues have come together to produce four three-day seminars that will provide the best retail strategies and solutions available in the market place today. These unique and one of a kind seminars have been carefully crafted by Brad Huisken, John Thedford, David Johns and Jennifer Kanistras. This distinguished and experienced group has worked together over time and three of them have managed one of the most successful retail and financial services organizations in the United States according to the Gallup Organization.

Brad Huisken who heads up IAS Training out of Colorado has been in sales and management training for over twenty five years and is an internationally known speaker, consultant and trainer to the jewelry, furniture, sporting goods and pawn industries. Brad also has a great history of assisting business owners with turn arounds and financial improvement. He is the author of I'm A Salesman, Not a PH.D, Munchies For Salespeople and Munchies For Salespeople II. His books are often used as reference material for college courses.

John Thedford is the author of the best selling management book, Smart Moves Management and has founded and sold two successful companies associated with the rent-to-own and pawn industries. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Premier Pawn & Jewelry Stores with operations in Atlanta, Georgia and New York State. John is an accomplished CPA and noted speaker on a circuit that includes a number of industries. He is often the key note speaker at national and regional events. Additionally, John holds a number of awards for outstanding performance among his peers and serves as an advisor to the MBA program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

David Johns has a long and noteworthy career in the management of human capital with over twenty five years in the pawn industry along with twenty years with Sears out of Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his presentations on how to select the best talent for any position and is one of the few instructors in the United States qualified to interpret Thurstone Temperament Schedules. His background as an Industrial Psychologist for the work place has allowed him to assemble a plethora of information and data that he will share during each of the four scheduled seminars.

Jennifer Kanistras is recognized as one of the most experienced presenters of information about Loss Prevention, Security and Inventory Control in the country. She served for many years as the Director of Audit for Value Financial Services where she headed a team that held the record for controlling audit and other losses for the largest privately held pawn store operation in the United States prior to that company being sold. Jennifer currently travels the country as well as the Caribbean Islands as a consultant to a variety of businesses.

Philip Nulman began his career at a major NYC ad agency where he evolved to Creative Director. He has won numerous awards in print, broadcast and direct mail. Nulman is the author of four books, two top selling books for entrepreneurial marketing - targeting smaller retail venues. Nulman is a frequent commentator on Fox News and MSNBC. Today, The Nulman Group represents food retailers, automotive, jewelry, financial institutions, professional practices.

Bryan Dodge Bryan Dodge's appearances are fueled by his passion for sharing with others what he has gained in over 20 years as a lifelong, avid student of success habits and leadership principles -- knowledge he used first to transform his own life. Author of The Good Life Rules, Bryan is now one of America's most sought-after speakers, inspiring audiences within thousands of major corporations, professional associations, and other organizations.

The 2013 Series will consist of four different three-day conferences that cover a different topics key to the financial success of those in the retail and pawn businesses. Included will be a case study of a different management book used by Value Financial Services to build the Value Pawn team into an award winning financial powerhouse. The book case study for the first event in April 2013 will be The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker.

Registration will be limited at $1995 for the first attendee and $995 for any additional attendee from the same business. Included will be breakfast each day with lunch on Monday and Tuesday and refreshments throughout each day. The real take-away will be a manual containing the material presented that can be used by attendees to enhance their business opportunities in the future.

Click here for more information about how to register and what to expect. We recommend signing up ASAP, as the total number of attendees will be limited to ensure a satisfactory level of participation for each attendee. All of us look forward to seeing you in April.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Bluestone Trading Company, Inc.

US Gold & Silver Brokers

Classic Of New York

To register, Download a registration form, Fax 1-303-936-9581, Email, Call 1-800-248-7703 / 303-936-9353, or Contact Us

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