029 – Top Tips for Retail Success with Mary Romeo of Bee Business Smart

Mary Romeo of Bee Business Smart

Mary has been in the retail environment for 23 years, both owning her own business and as a Regional Director handling a multi-store chain. During that time, she always wished there was someone to turn to who really understood retail. Someone who could brainstorm ideas, talk through problems and strategize concepts.

Friends and family were supportive but didn’t really understand running a retail business.

So….what did she do? Mary created Bee Business Smart. It’s a place where brick and mortar retailers can find tips, tools, resources, information, and inspiration. A place where wearing many hats is understood, encouraged and applauded.

Bee Business Smart is a resource for insights and strategies on merchandise concept development, displays and visual merchandising, hiring and staff training, branding, signage, packaging, systems, marketing and social media. It’s where to go to get help with the million things every retailer deals with every day in growing their business.

Motivational Quote

Mary Romeo's Success Quote

 A Candle Flickering Moment

How to retain your customers when Starbucks comes to town [7:03]

Business Building Insights

Repackaging to be unique [12:43]

A critical step – define your customer [17:09]

Example of a successful store niche [17:45]

Merchandise story example [18:16]


Capturing emails [23:26]

Bounceback coupons without discounting [25:33]

Success Trait

Perserverance and quick decision making

Productivity/Lifestyle Tool

Mary creates systems that enable her staff to take on projects with independence, confidence and accuracy

Valuable BookFree Audio Book

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great S ervice by Ari Weinzweig

FREE Businesses Building Resources – Thanks Mary!

90 Tips to Rock Your Holiday Sales

Holiday Planning Calendar

Contact Links






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