Tim Pratt - President of Dietze Music in Nebraska. How to pay off debt and keep growing!
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
So, what’s it like for someone with only a high school education (and a guitar player, no less) to take over one of the top music retail businesses in Nebraska? What lessons did he learn along the way to pay off millions in debt and keep growing? Take a listen to find out! Now also available on Youtube! Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/sup ..read more
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Leslie Faltin - Instrumental Music Center - Tucson, AZ. A great chat with the cool mom of MI!
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Leslie and I talk about how IMC came to be, the difficulties she has with dealing with all of the COVID stuff, the difficulties of starting a store from scratch, and so much more!  Also, now available with video on YouTube!  Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/support ..read more
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What do you do when your business is shut down by a global pandemic? Featuring Rand & Cindy Cook
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Candyman Strings & Things was one of the first business in our industry forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How did this NAMM Dealer of the Year award winner handle this crisis? Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/support ..read more
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Gerson Rosenbloom - How did one of the industry’s top stores close? MUST LISTEN!
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
This episode is one of the most insightful and thought provoking episodes yet! Listen up! Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/support ..read more
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Jonathan Shue - Dusty Strings. Group lessons, store culture, and more!
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Why would you put an $8,000 guitar in a beginner's hands? What's the advantage of group lessons over private? When's the right time to close a lesson sale? Listen and learn! Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.  Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/s ..read more
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Gabriel O’Brien - the Retail Rebel! This is an MBA in Retail Marketing. You’re Welcome. :)
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
This episode we discuss leadership, what to do when you've hit the ceiling, how to get the most out of your video content, and so much more. If you'd like video or marketing help, reach out to gabe at Gabriel@upperhandstudios.com or visit his website Upperhandstudios.com.  Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.  Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com ..read more
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Pete Sides - Robert M. Sides Family Music Center. This episode is an MBA for School Dealers.
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Topics include:Family business succession, college education for retail store owners, rental growth through aquisition and how to keep those new customers, finding road reps, the RTO changes in the 90s, the value of value brands, long range planning, and how to make the most of your NAMM show. Whew!  Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.  Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: ht ..read more
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Cindy & Rand Cook, Candyman Strings & Things, Sante Fe, NM. NAMM Dealer of the Year!
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Yet ANOTHER interview from a NAMM Top 100 Dealer of the Year! Cindy and Rand Cook share their thoughts, insights, and the challenges they see in our industry and in running their business as it celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary.  Hosted by Donovan Bankhead, President at Springfield Music, Inc - a NAMM Top 100 Full-Line Instrumental Music Retail Business.  Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this po ..read more
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Will Mason - Mason Music. Simple Ways to Motivate and Empower Your Team
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
Do you ever feel as if there’s a bottleneck at your store? Your staff is constantly coming to you with questions, complaints and concerns, and you start to develop “decision fatigue.” (It’s a real thing—look it up.) This is one of the biggest reasons businesses fail to grow. Don’t be the lid on your organization! In this presentation, Will Mason of Mason Music will cover four basic but incredibly effective techniques that will help you better train and empower your team to run the business for you. Mason leads a team of 60 people at four different locations, and he attributes his company’s gro ..read more
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Robert Christie - A&G Central Music. How Service Can Truly Set You Apart
Music Retail Podcast
by Donovan Bankhead
3M ago
We always hear how service makes a difference, but most retailers just give this lip service without really creating services that set you apart from a crowd. Today you can hear how Robert Christie has done just that. Want help with your business? Find Articles, Resources, and Coaching/Consulting services at http://www.musicretailconsulting.com Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/musicretail --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musicretail/support ..read more
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