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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OTS 149 | Unique Product

How To Identify The Uniques Of Your Product + #otherquestionsanswered

  In this very crowded market, it is very hard to be seen when you don’t have a product that stands out. How then can you rise above and become something that must not be missed? It’s simple. Find the uniques of your product. Timothy educates us on how to identify what makes your product...

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OTS 148 | Producing Your Product

How To Get Your Product Produced Right The First Time! with Amy Wees

  Having been an overachiever and a straight-A student since she was young, Amy Wees’ fire for business and finance was lit when she won a stock market competition in high school. Since then, she’s been fascinated with business and became a full-time entrepreneur after her eighteen-year stint with the government and the military as...

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OTS 147 | Becoming Shelf Stable

You’re Finally In Retail, What Now? with David Lemley

  As the world of branding and advertising is continuously evolving to a more modern domain, competition, especially in the food and beverage company, is also getting stronger. David Lemley, Chief Strategist of Retail Voodoo, talks about how to showcase food products in a sustainable manner. He shares his opinions about brands and gives some...

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OTS 146 | Retail Tips

Top 10 Lessons In The Last 10 Years!

  The road to success is never an easy one. However, all the challenges you face are meant to help you become a better and learned entrepreneur. In this episode, Tim shares the top ten lessons he has learned as an entrepreneur and talks about TLB Consulting’s tenth anniversary. Get insights as he shares some...

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OTS 145 | Reading List

#FlashTopic: 2019 Reading List For Success

  Joe Tarnowski, Salah Khalaf, Shannon Curtin, and Tom and Tracy Hazzard are back to take us into their library as they provide a great reading list for success. Equipped with two books that they felt had a major impact on their lives and businesses, they gear us up for a journey across multiple places. Get...

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OTS 144 | Retail Buyers Questions

What Retail Buyers Are Thinking, But Won’t Ask!

  Do you ever wonder why you don’t get a ‘yes’ from the buyer in spite of what you might think is a great presentation? Do you email them and they don’t respond to you? Making a sale can be such an uphill battle. Having an effective sales pitch is a key fundamental in a...

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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 Topic, joined by a new addition, Shannon Curtin of...

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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, and the founder of TPG, The Possibility Group. She...

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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 scale it. Pete and Brian’s partnership is a huge...

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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 in retail, packaging is very important. So what do...

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