From The Editor | June 12, 2014

Good News For RetailNOW Registrants: Bouwer Is Back

Source: RSPA
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Jim Roddy

By Jim Roddy, Vantiv


During my 15+ years in the channel, I’ve seen some great speakers at conferences — I’m sure you have as well. One of my all-time favorites is consultant and businessperson Tom Bouwer. The guy was so good he motivated Business Solutions Editor-in-Chief Mike Monocello and me to write not one (13 Ways To Practically Apply Ownership Thinking), not two (Ownership Thinking 101), but three (Yes, KPIs Can Be Fun) online articles instead of enjoying the sunny weather in Curacao during the RSPA INSPIRE conference there in 2013.

Bouwer goes beyond entertaining to provide practical advice that solutions providers can implement in their business immediately. Several reseller executives I’ve talked with have reaped tens of thousands of dollars in new sales or cost savings because they followed Bouwer’s advice.

You might be thinking, “Good for them.”

Here’s some news that will make you say, “Good for me!”

Bouwer will be appearing on Wed., Aug. 6, at RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando, FL. Bouwer will be conducting his exclusive workshop titled, “Get A Grip On Your Business: Are you running your business, or is your business running you?” This session is designed for business owners and is based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) which is outlined in the book Traction by Gino Wickman.

Bouwer will walk his RetailNOW session attendees through the fundamentals of EOS. Additionally, RSPA member participants can continue the training with their own teams, post-RetailNOW, at a significant cost savings.

The RSPA says the goal of the session is to help solutions providers create a more disciplined and accountable organization, and describes EOS as a business system that uses “real, simple and practical tools” that help business owners accomplish “vision, traction, and health” within their organizations.

Bouwer’s RetailNOW session is free for RSPA members and RetailNOW attendees. Space will be limited, so I recommend you preregister today. For more information or to register, email the RSPA Education department at

RetailNOW 2014 is scheduled for Aug. 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For complete coverage of RetailNOW and the RSPA, go to