Running Retail Virtual Town Hall Information:

Thursday, May 28th 

We continue our conversation among run specialty with stores from around the country providing updates on their business status, experiences and current challenges.

Thursday, May 21st 

We checked up on run specialty, with stores from around the country providing updates on their business status and their experiences in re-opening.

Thursday, May 6th 

Holly Wiese and Andy Davis of 3 Dots Design share ideas on adjustments to consider making to your store layout before re-opening; types of procedural changes from a merchandising perspective to ensure safety of your staff and customers; and more.

Thursday, April 30th

This week’s guest was Eric Glymph, provided an update on government financial aid packages. Eric is experienced working with smaller businesses and has extensive experience with business planning, strategy, financial analysis, and budgeting throughout his 20-year career.

Eric has a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Eric is also an accomplished triathlete having competed in over 79 triathlons including 3 Ironman distance triathlons.

Thursday, April 23rd

Ryan Callahan and Rita Carroll from Runhouse share their strategy for how run stores can promote their RE-OPENING over the next two to six weeks.

This strategy will include a free re-opening creative toolkit from Runhouse and Running Insight that includes a unified message that accounts can use and adapt into their own strategy around store re-opening and people getting back to running.

Thursday, April 9th

Learn about what other run specialty retailers are doing with Virtual Fittings to keep new and returning customers engaged and fit with exactly what they need.

Thursday, April 2nd

Howard Gamer, Managing Partner of PBG Financial Services shared advice on PPP, EIDL and Small Buisness Loans ahead of the application process.

Tuesday, March 31st

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, run specialty retailers discuss everything from virtual fittings to news about the Payroll Protection Program.

Payroll Protection Program Information and Application:

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Forbes "Getting Cash for your Small Business Through the CARES Act"

Running Industry Association Resource Guide

Upper Quadrant Run Specialty Toolkit

National Retailer Federation

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America Youtube Channel

Board Retailers Association COVID-19 Resources

Facebook Business Resource Hub

US Small Business Association Resources:
Small Business Association Contact:
Small Business Association Relief Information:
Small Business Association State-Specific Resources: