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Cancelled - Retail Financial Basics with Steve Bailey,

This workshop has been cancelled.

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Please arrive to check in at 7:30 am
Where: Bailey Nurseries, HR Building
1325 Bailey Road
Newport, Minnesota  55055
United States
Contact: Retail Financial Basics

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This workshop will provide garden center owners and managers with the fundamentals of retail financial management—with the end goal of improving profitability and equity. Attendees will learn how financials work and then how to work those same financials to their benefit. 

COST - Be sure to register by August 3 for substantial savings!

Early Registration: MNLA Member - $199; Non-Member - $239; Regular Registration: MNLA Member - $299; Non-Member - $339


  • Profit & Loss Statement—How it is structured and what it says
  • Benchmarking—Key Performance Ratios
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Balance Sheets

A step-by-step process will take you through all the building blocks needed to attain even the most advanced retail ratios. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of their three most important retail ratios and statements. You are invited to bring your statements with you to review during discussion. There will be no sharing of statements unless you wish to do so.


  • Attendees need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel pre-installed.
  • Attendees should have a working knowledge of the basic functions of Excel.
  • Attendees will receive a USB memory stick, and a sample set of garden center files and worksheets in Excel format.
  • Program files outlining the Retail Financial Basics will be sent to attendees in PDF form following the workshop. 


Garden center owners and retail managers, as well as buyers, will benefit from this workshop.


  • Interactive workshop with opportunity for questions and comments
  • Sample garden center files and worksheets
  • Retail Financial Basics program files
  • Morning coffee and lunch
  • Free parking

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:  Steve Bailey, Steve Bailey Consulting, LLC

With 40 years in the garden center industry, Steve Bailey became the Financial Tracking Officer for The Group after selling his own garden center which he and his wife Bonnie started in 1983. 

His main area of interest has always been focused on the financial side of the business which he has developed into a number of systems and programs aimed at helping garden centers in The Group get a better grasp on how money moves through their business.
Steve is a regular presenter at garden center industry workshops on topics dealing with a variety of financial issues and is available to assist garden centers with their individual financial tracking needs.


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MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all MNLA education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

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