Tackling Retail's Toughest Issues

Learn to Tackle Retail's Toughest Issues

About this course:

This panel session, moderated by Jim Gould, President of the Floor Covering Institute LLC, will offer insight from some of America's most successful flooring retailers on important issues challenging specialty retailers today. The topics will include areas such as: Competing with the Big Boxes, Selling and Communicating with Today's Diverse Consumers, Using Technology and Social Media to Engage Customers and Staging Stores to Inspire Customers. Listen in on this pre-recorded session as audience members bring their toughest questions to the panel.

You'll learn:

  • Identify the most common challenges facing specialty retailers today
  • Discuss possible solutions to many of the most common challenges in areas including competition, sales, communication, technology, social media, customer engagement and merchandising
  • Explain how some of the most successful retailers have creatively solved some of these challenges
  • Implement two or more new ideas to improve your business, based upon insight received from the panel and attendees


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The International Surface Event (TISE)
The International Surface Event (TISE)

The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floor-covering, stone & tile industries. The International Surface Event is comprised of the The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo events. Together, these three world-class tradeshows feature four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Held annually each year in Las Vegas, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest products, trends, services and technologies.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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