Applying Customer Acquisition and Retention Surveys (CARS) to Increase Sales and Profits webinar.  

NASGW sponsored.  Learn how to obtain intel through surveys to grow revenues and profits. Click here to watch the recording.


7 Keys to Profitable Growth Webinar

Learn the research driven 7 Keys to Profitable Growth and hear why many companies struggle to apply these fundamentals.  

To watch a recording of this webinar click here.


NASGW Sponsored Webinar on 4 Goals Every Company Should Achieve

If you were told by a team of industry experts that there were 4 goals you should be implementing to improve your business success, would you listen?

It’s that time of year when every shooting sports leadership team should be planning the remainder of the current year and establishing goals for the next year.  Typically, we would conduct a webinar on the benefits of strategic planning and how to build an awesome plan, but this year we’re doing something different. We’re going to tell you about the 4 goals you should have in your strategic plan if you want a more successful future.

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6 Characteristics of Effective KPIs Upcoming Webinar

Are Your KPIs Leading You to Profits or Bankruptcy?

There’s a very big difference between metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).  The question isn’t, “Do you know the difference?”  The question should be, “How well are you applying KPIs to your business?”

Every business measures its performance, yet some do it much better than others, and by doing so, have a more successful business.  These higher performing businesses focus on KPIs and use 6 characteristics to develop very effective KPIs that have an impact!

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Growth Strategy Partners Finds Mixed Opinions on Demand for 2018

Read what experts believe demand will be for the outdoor sports industry in 2018 and what their top challenges will be. 

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3 Effective Management Tools You’re Not Using!

There are many tools which we’ve applied to businesses to make them more successful that the owners and Presidents were not aware of or applying. We’re going to share with you 3 of them and provide examples on how they positively impacted company performance – and you don’t need to be a “big boy” for the tools to be effective!  

In this webinar, we’re going to explain the basis of each tool then show you how to apply it. 

This webinar is for Presidents, CEOs, owners and Senior Executives of privately held companies who want to take the performance of their business to the next level.  

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Exit Planning and How to Maximize Business Value

What is my business worth?  When is the best time to sell it?  How do I maximize its value?

If you are like many business owners in the shooting sports industry, you may be asking yourself these questions plus many more.  The good news is the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers along with Growth Strategy PartnersMunitions Law Group and The Hickory Group are going to answer them for you for free!*   To learn more and register click here.  


The Role of the President/CEO in SMB for the NRA Business Alliance Webinar

Growth Strategy Partners conducted a webinar for NRA Business Alliance members on the Role of the President/CEO.  The session outlined the key roles of the President/CEO, where they should spend their time, and how to be ‘Presidential”.   To see a recording of the webinar visit


Improving Fill Rates and Decreasing Costs with S&OP Webinar

How do you provide your customer with more of what they want while decreasing your costs to do so?  In this one hour webinar, sponsored by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, Growth Strategy Partners explains the components of S&OP, how to implement it and the 12 keys to a successful implementation.   To see a recording of the webinar visit


Setting Goals for Executives and Individual Contributors Webinar

Every person in a company should have goals to achieve, yet more often they don’t.  Why?  We’ve found that leaders have a hard time trying to define ‘good’ goals. Therefore they just don’t set them.   It is true, though, that when good goals are set, the individual and the company excels!  Watch this 30 minute webinar to identify how to set executive and individual goals: Click to View



4 Shooting Industry Experts Discuss Demand in 2017

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, in association with Growth Strategy Partners LLC, is pleased to announce a webinar designed to help shooting industry companies grow their businesses. The topic of this session is “Planning and Managing Demand in 2017. A roundtable panel discussion.” Four industry experts will provide their insights.

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Webinar: How to Get Started in Strategic Planning Webinar 

Growth Strategy Partners is pleased to announce a webinar designed to help leadership in privately held companies get started with strategic planning. On October 13th, Christopher DiCenso and Paul Plotczyk held a free hour-long webinar to outline getting started and maintaining a successful strategic plan. Click here to access the recording.


Webinar: Differentiating Your Products and Services to Increase Sales and Profits

Growth Strategy Partners, in association with the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, is pleased to announce a webinar designed to help shooting industry companies grow their businesses. The topic of this session is “Differentiate Your Products and Services to Increase Sales and Profits!”  Click here to learn more.


Webinar:  Getting More Bang From Your Bucks in Marketing and Advertising

Growth Strategy Partners, in association with the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, conducted a webinar March 29 on how to improve your marketing and advertising investments.  Roy Huntington from FMG Publications and Trent Cooper and Nathan Engelking from CrossBreed Holsters were guest speakers and spoke on their experiences in print and social media marketing.  To watch the recording of the webinar CLICK HERE.


Webinar: 600 CEOs Reveal How Applying 7 Keys to Growth Improved their Revenues, Profits and Organizational Performance.

Success in business is about beating your competition.  How do some companies beat their competitors multiple times over while others stagnate? What have these high performing companies done? 

We’ve surveyed over 600 successful CEOs and analyzed other business success criteria to identify what successful businesses implement to outperform their competition.   The results of this study identified the 7 Keys to Growth.

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Planning Demand and Building a Sales Strategy for the Shooting Sports Industry; A Panel Discussion 

In association with the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, Growth Strategy Partners is conducting a webinar December 4 at 1 PM EDT on how to plan demand for 2015.  This webinar will be a panel discussion with leaders from the shooting sports industry.  The panel will include: Frank Harris, VP Sales and Marketing, Kahr Arms, Jeff Creamer, Executive Director, Sig Sauer, Chris Carlberg, Sales Manager at Bill Hicks & Co. Inc, Jim Curcuruto, Director, Industry Research and Analysis, NSSF and Miles Hall, Founder and President of H&H Gun Range.  To learn more and register, please visit this link.

3.5 Ways to Differentiate Your Products and Services

Successful companies differentiate their products or services better than their competitors. In this NASGW sponsored webinar on June 11, we’ll describe the 3.5 ways you can improve your differentiation. See the link below to learn more and register.

Building and Implementing An Actionable Sales Strategy
We’re presenting a webinar on Building and Implementing an Actionable Sales Strategy for the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers on April 9. To learn more and register click this link

Cross Selling to Grow Sales Webinar
We are presenting a webinar on Cross Selling to Grow Sales and Profits sponsored by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers on December 10, 2013. To learn more about the webinar and register please click on the link below.

Arming Your Sales Team for Success Webinar
We conducted a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers on Arming Your Sales Team For Success. To view a recording of the presentation please click on the link below.

Webinar: 3 Techniques to Outperform Your Competition
Whether the economy recovers or not, you still need to outperform your competition. In this 1 hour webinar on April 5 from 1 to 2PM EDT for Presidents, CEOs and senior executives of small and mid-sized companies, we’ll explain:


  •  How the economic indicators really don’t impact your business growth
  •  How being ‘comfortably stuck’ detracts from achieving growth opportunities
  • 6 growth options and why 2 don’t always work
  • Developing a competitive advantage that generates more profitable customers
  • Learning really why companies buy from your competitors and not you
  • Deciding how to expand through new products and services
  • Why productivity and efficiencies trump cost cutting
  • Where to find profit leaks in your business
  • How to build a culture of accountability A link for registration will be added shortly.



Benefits of Applying the 7 Keys to Growth
Research has identified that there are 7 fundamentals to growing a business which we call the 7 Keys to Growth. In this one hour webcast, we will share with you the 7 Keys to Growth and the benefits some companies have obtained by applying these proven fundamentals. To register visit the link below.

Bank of America webcast: Tips and Tools for Entrepreneurs
What are some of the most popular and effective management tools to growing a business? In this one hour webcast sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and presented by our Managing Partner Christopher DiCenso, you will learn the Tips and Tools for Advising Entrepreneurs. To learn more or register visit

Webcast: Increasing Sales for the Firearms Retailer
How can you increase your sales? Are there specific tips that a salesperson can use to sell more? Chris DiCenso, in association with the National Rifle Association and Bill Kendy, will share with you the four types of sales associates, the 9 steps in the sales process, how to build lifetime customers and simple tips to improve sales. WEBCAST: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:00-2:00pm EDT.

Webcast: 5 Ways to Reduce Potholes and Grow Your Business 
Learn How to Fix the Most Important Potholes in Your Business Today. In this one hour webcast, Christopher DiCenso of Growth Strategy Partners, in association with David Humphrey of Beacon Equity Advisors, identifies 20 common challenges, or potholes, owners face when they try to grow or exit their business. WEBCAST: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:00-2:00pm EDT.

Webcast: Improving Inventory Management for Firearms Retailers
In this one hour webcast, Christopher DiCenso, in association with the National Rifle Association, will explain how to better manage demand and supply and show you ‘the math’ behind reducing inventory yet improving customer service. He’ll also explain when and how to take advantage of price breaks. WEBCAST: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00-2:00pm EDT.

Measure Twice, Cut Once – Advanced Planning for Growth
Every good carpenter knows this sage advice. The same applies to any business looking to grow; planning is a key to success. In this webinar expect to get key strategies and executable instructions for a sound foundation in which to build your revenues and profits. WEBCAST: Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:00-2:00pm EDT

It’s time for a six month check-up. Are you making your goals? 
It is still a pretty tough economy…so how is your business doing? Are you making your goals? Missing your goals? Sometimes the tried and true ways of generating business results isn’t enough anymore. You need to try something new and different. How about a six month check-up to help you get and keep your business on track for better performance. WEBCAST: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:00-2:00pm EDT