The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to present Top Shelf: High Volume Retail Growth Insights. This 8-week program is designed to help established businesses grow into the mass retail market. 
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WHY TOP SHELF? WHY NOW?
The WBDC Top Shelf: High Volume Retail Growth Insights program is your next step to building capacity, improving operational efficiencies, and sustaining business growth from a small retail footprint into mass distribution. Each week the program will include components necessary for a consumer product company to become ready to sell into large retailers.
THE FIRST 4 MODULES YOU WILL LEARN:
MODULE 1:
INTRODUCE YOUR PROFIT POTENTIAL
MODULE 3:
GAIN TRUST WITH YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE
MODULE 2
CONNECT WITH THE SAME CUSTOMER
MODULE 4:
SCALE BASED ON THE NUMBERS
HERE'S HOW TOP SHELF WILL BENEFIT
YOUR BUSINESS
Upon completion of the Top Shelf: High Volume Growth Insights program, participants will have successfully completed educational training and hands-on learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • Capacity building to scale businesses to compete in the retail marketplace
  • Pricing analysis
  • Business capability statement
  • Branding and marketing
  • Certification benefits
  • Preparation of a pitch
  • How to work with category managers
  • Risk management
Applicant Requirements:
  • Be a consumer product company that sells (or wishes to sell) to retailers
  • Two or more years in business
  • Average annual revenues of $50,000 or greater
  • Committed to 8 weeks of virtual learning and participation (more than one representative may attend)

Limited space is available. All applicants must make themselves available for a brief phone interview.

This program is open to all recognized diverse business owners, male and/or female.
When:
Every Thursday, April 21-June 9, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, CDT
Where:
Via Zoom
Application Deadline:
Friday, April 1, 2022
Program Sponsor:
WBDC Corporate Partner
For more information, contact Cynthia Johnson | cjohnson@wbdc.org