Back to All Events

Inventory Control 101: Understanding Retail Cash Flow

  • Estes Valley Library 335 East Elkhorn Avenue Estes Park, CO, 80517 United States (map)


Topic: Managing a Business

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Larimer County SBDC Training Site - Estes Valley Library

Retail is a blend of art and science. As the store owner you understand your customers and what they want: you provide a point of view and a taste level, the ART. The SCIENCE involves understanding how to maximize the merchandise you bring in to support your vision.

Inventory control is the best investment you can make for your store: Poor inventory management is the #1 reason retailers fail. And 1/3 of stores that fail are actually profitable but don’t have enough cash flow to run the business. You will learn Procurement, operational, and marketing strategies & tactics to make your inventory and cash-flow work better for you.

We will talk about too much inventory, not enough inventory, gross sales, what percentage most retailers spend on merchandise, and inventory in relation to total assets.
This class will walk through the basics of running a retail business and you will come away understanding:

• The difference between net profit and cash flow
• The 4 Pillars of Retail
• How to more accurately forecast your sales
• What an Open-to-Buy is and how to create one for your business
• How to create a cash flow projection

Speaker(s): Alyson MacMullan, Peak Retail Group

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

The workshop will be held in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Library.

Fee: Free

Register for this event online

Speaker: Alyson MacMullan, Peak Retail Group