Current Trends for the Pawn Industry Hello to all
Ladies and Gentlemen in Pawnland!
It is great to be providing this update on our recent and upcoming activities.
I have to begin by thanking our followers both here on our web pages and social media fronts and also through active participation in our game-changing programs that we have been introducing to the industry by many of our followers. The community is global and whole new worlds of opportunities continue to open up for us as an industry.
It is through the support of our growing community that we can continue to deliver up high-level educational and economic benefit programs and enjoy doing them.
As most of our followers know we just completed our 2nd annual International Pawn Symposium & Conference down in the Cayman Islands. This year’s event was also seemingly epic in its nature and we will be blogging more on that subject later, but let’s just suffice to say that with the line-up of subject matter we had with some great food, great friends, great atmosphere, fun and adventure and more, it was fabulous. The 5-Diamond service of the Ritz Carlton in the Caymans is the finest I have experienced anywhere in the world today. Our attendees and guests absolutely loved the resort and much more. From a production stand point they were flawless and top-shelf all the way.
For our attendees who attended the refinery tours and examined the special economic zones, duty and tax free corporations, offshore investment opportunities and much more, stay tuned, PCG is developing a high level industry consortium that promises to be revolutionary. Opportunities about us all.
On the next horizon we have the following:
Focus Group Meeting – October 1st – 4th Myrtle Beach SC
Our next Industry Focus Group meeting coming up is in Myrtle Beach this coming week of October 1st. We will be touring the world-famous “Dicks Pawn” in Myrtle Beach for our second session meeting for this Peer Group membership this year.
Dick’s operations are some of the finest operating in the USA today. This focus group meeting and case study of these operations continue the enhanced examination of how others just do it, up close and up front.
Our schedule for the members of this group looks like this:
October 1st – Load in day / arrivals / informal dinner gathering hotel 8PM
October 2nd – 8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast – Room TBD Hotel
10:00 AM – Board Bus for Store Tours and Day out – Lunch out (may have bus return for one hour pit-stop before going to Dickie’s property) return from Dicks 10:00PM departure estimate back to hotel
October 3rd – 8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast – Room TBD Hotel
10 – 12:30 PM – Session I – Group Rules – NDA
12:30 – 2:00 PM – Luncheon- Room TBD Hotel
2:00 – 5:00 PM – Session II – Case Study feedback continuation
with Sam Shockett and feedback sessions with Dickie and their
operations director – Agenda
7:00 PM – Dinner IN / OUT / TBD / Group
October 4th – 8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast – Room TBD Hotel
10:00 – 12:30 Session III – Examination of Bonus & Productivity
programs by the members
12:30 – 2:00 PM – Luncheon – Room TBD Hotel
2:00 – 6:00 PM – Session IV – Bonus & Productivity David Johns / Whitehead / Brad Huisken – Out takes on productivity and bonus programs / Dates & Agenda established next market to tour 2013
7:00 PM – Dinner IN / OUT / TBD
The venue we have selected to host this group is the Myrtle Beach Marriott Spa & Resort.
Managing Change – Leadership Camp V
Folks we do have our next leadership Camp coming up as well. We have the dates set for October 24th – 26th. We will be at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport location again for this event.
We have some really great material for this event, look for the next blog, our tentative line up of subject matter is:
- How to Build Wining Cultures – John Thedford
- The Managers Circle and importance thereof – David Johns
- Easy profits thru easy thinking – David Johns
- Industry trending analysis – Jerry Whitehead
- Special guest
These events are limited in their participation size and frequently fill up. If any of you would like to get into one our high-level business educational programs, contact me directly for more information.
These events are price (all) inclusive and include the room charges, meals and attendance to our functions.
Managing Change – Leadership Camp VI
This will be our last camp for the 2012 calendar year. We have the dates of November 26th – 28th. Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport location, more information coming for on Camp Update Blogs.
On behalf of PCG, our clients, friends, family and supporters, God bless you all it has been a real privilege to serve in name of our industry for all.
Just finishing up a move we started in our new house just before going to the Caymans for the Symposium, now I am unpacking and on the ROAD again! Truly luxury problems!
PCG will also be speaking at the TAP show in Texas, CAPA in California and the SE show up in Georgia in October and November, continuing on in the educational pursuits!
More to follow and stay tuned!
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Jerry Whitehead – Consultant
Pawn Shop Consulting Group, Inc.
8501 NW 77th Street
Tamarac, Florida 33321 USA