If you have a product or a product idea and have ever wondered how to get it placed in a Major Big Box Retailer, "On The Shelf" is the show for you. Every week we tackle important subjects crucial to mounting a successful sales campaign into Big Box Retail. From timeframes to packaging to Pricing we cover it all. Using simple steps, information and instruction, On The Shelf will be your personal wholesale consultant. Presented by TLB Consulting, a concierge consulting company, who has over 22 years of retail / wholesale expertise.

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“Dear Mr. Bush, I just wanted to thank you for all the content that you are putting out there. I am in a starting phase of launching a product to retailers, and I have benefited greatly from the podcasts that I found on Spotify! Thank you again you had truly help motivate me. Best, Faisal Adnan Montreal, QC, Canada.”


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OTS 143 | Best Advice For Entrepreneurs

#FlashTopic11: The Best Advice Ever Given For Entrepreneurs

 

More and more people are wanting to become entrepreneurs. However, what is that really like? Before jumping in with both feet, listen to what the experts have to say. Joe Tarnowski, Tracy Hazzard, Jamie Robinson, and Salah Khalaf are back on the panel of Flash...

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OTS 142 | Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship With Former Retail Buyer Shannon Curtin

 

There are so many layers to entrepreneurship that needs to be explored when you want to become successful in it. Going deep into the retail side of it is Shannon Curtin. Shannon is a beauty industry expert, art curator, real estate developer, clean water activist,...

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OTS 141 | Embracing Excellence

Embracing Excellence with Pete Roberts and Brian Littlefield of Origin USA

 

At the end of the day, it’s just people trying to make the best decisions for their company. Pete Roberts and Brian Littlefield from Origin USA sat down with Tim to talk about how they started their company and how embracing excellence enabled them to...

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OTS 140 | Professional Packaging

What To Do If You Can’t Afford Professional Packaging + More #questionsanswered

 

One of the challenges of taking your product to retail is getting that professional packaging which can cost you as much as $10,000 to $15,000. It can be very heavy on the pocket, but then you can’t very well do it with substandard packaging because...

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OTS 139 | Your Image

#FlashTopic10: How Important Is Your Image? with Emily Page

 

What makes up an image? We’re talking about your image, your company’s image, or your product’s image. What is it and does it even matter? How does it all come about and how do you protect it, grow it, and make it better?...

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OTS 138 | Building Anticipation

The Distraction: Building Anticipation Into Your Pitch

 

In sales, getting the person you’re talking to engaged in your sales conversation is crucial, especially if they’re not engaged. That means the person you’re talking to is on their phone, they’re looking around, they’re rolling their eyes, they’re yawning, they’re putting their...

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The Wedgy: A Make48 Success Story with Team D.a.D

 

For those who may not be familiar with the show Make48, it’s where teams of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and places develop brand new ideas in a weekend invent-a-thon where they have 48 hours to plan, prototype, and pitch an idea for prizes...

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OTS 136 | Product Packaging

The Heart And Soul Of Packaging with Emily Page

 

Do you every notice that somehow packaging always seems to  take a back seat to other seemingly more important items on you list. It’s what gets done with the the money that is leftover, which Emily Page will tell you is not always the best...

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OTS 135 | Virtual Selling

Do You Need To Be There In Person To Sell? #Flashtopic9

 

Joe Tarnowski, Tracy and Tom Hazzard, Jamie Robinson from Trivium Consulting, and Salah Khalaf join together in bringing back Flash Topic no. 9 to talk about how selling in person compares to digital mediums. Is virtual selling over the phone, Zoom, Skype, or email just...

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OTS 134 | Your Story

How Important Is Your Story? + Other Questions Answered

 

Tim addresses a couple of questions about retail and some important aspects that you need for your business. Starting with Toys R Us leaving the market, he shares the big opportunity that opens up, which those in the Toy industry should grab. He then puts...

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