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TNNA 2017 Summer Trade Show Class Previews: Oz Barron

Posted By TNNA Editor, Saturday, May 20, 2017
Updated: Friday, May 12, 2017

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TNNA 2017 Summer Trade Show Class Previews 

Spotlight on Oz Barron

The TNNA 2017 NeedleArts Summer Trade Show, taking place June 10-12, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, is the perfect place for needlearts professionals to learn about the newest products and techniques in the industry!

Register today and choose from more than 40 classes taught by 20 industry experts, including several new to TNNA shows! Learn techniques and strategies to help you run your business and exchange ideas and best practices you can implement when you return to your shop. But hurry, once a class is sold out, it will no longer be available for selection.

Today's spotlight is on the class being taught by Oz Barron. Read on below for a teaser of Oz's class and his thoughts on the importance of education for needlearts professionals.

Oz is teaching the following class at the 2017 Summer Trade Show:

  • Merchandising Techniques | Thursday, June 8 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



We asked Oz to share his insights on needlearts and business education, as well as its value to members of our industry.

Have you taught classes at previous TNNA trade shows?

Oz:  I’ve taught a number of business classes at TNNA. I started as I realized, after so many years in specialty retail and retail related positions, I had a unique set of skills and experiences in this industry so I wanted to give back a little to an industry that has already given us so much. I keep coming back as I feel I have things I can share that will help shops become more successful. The idea being “A rising tide lifts all boats."

Why should attendees consider registering for your class at the TNNA Summer Trade Show?

OzThe idea of the class is to get an understanding of what merchandising is, how others apply the ideas and concepts, and to get ideas and inspirations to look their space in a different way.

Why do you think education is an important part of attending the Summer Trade Show?

OzNone of us is an island, and none of us knows it all. These classes can help any of us look at what we’re doing in a new way or learn new techniques or ideas to bring back to our shops.

Aside from education, what else are you looking forward to at the Summer Trade Show?

OzMeeting with our vendors, seeing what seems to be trending. We also love networking with other shop owners from across the country and around the world to see what works or not for them.

When preparing for your trip to the Summer Trade Show, what's the one item you can't forget to pack?

My phone. ;-)

Oz Barron has more experience than he cares to remember in sales, marketing, retail and music. He has run his own businesses in the music, high tech, and now needlearts field. With his wife, Kris Gregson, they run The Ball & Skein & More, a full service knit, crochet, spinning and weaving store located on the central coast of California in the sleepy little village of Cambria.

TNNA classes are categorized by objectives to help you select the class that best matches your education needs. See the objectives and listing below. Sign into Attendee Registration for the complete class presenter information, fees, and materials needed.

Business Data Made Simple Learn to effectively manage cash flow, plan your marketing, and invest in your future using data you already have.
Expanding Your Expertise Develop new skills and techniques to grow your business and increase profits.
The Two-Way Conversation Learn how to effectively engage with customers and vendors through various communications channels.
Leveraging New Tools & Technology Gain insight into the latest tools and technology, including social media, photography, software, and mobile devices.

 Discover all the exciting education opportunities at the 2017 Summer Trade Show!

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