American Specialty Toy Retailing Association

astra academy

Business & Finance Certificate

This course covers topics such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Types of Revenue
  • Fixed Expenses
  • Variable Expenses
  • Purchases
  • Calculating Cash Margins

This course should give you a basic understanding of the above topics. Check out the handouts page to access the side deck and supplimental documents.

This course covers topics such as:

  • Initial Mark up
  • Planned IMU
  • Sell Through %
  • Turn
  • Stock to Sales Ratio
  • Gross Margin Return on Investment


This course should give you a basic understanding of the above topics. Check out the handouts page to access the side deck and supplemental documents.

One of the greatest challenges facing a closely-held business is properly planning for business succession. Business owners may be too busy dealing with everyday business needs to consider the tough issues of succession planning such as:

  • Who will be the next operations manager?
  • Which of the children will get involved in the business?
  • Who is the next owner of my business?
  • What is my business worth?

The list of issues that business owners should consider is lengthy. Where do you begin? Join us for an in-depth discussion and key tips to get you started down the right path. We have been able to help many small business owners around the US prepare for the future

Do you worry about negotiating with vendors? Do you feel like your business isn't big enough to get better pricing, better terms, and more from your vendors? In this webinar, Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys will guide you through the process of dealing with vendors so you can successfully negotiate all you need for your store. In this informative webinar, you'll learn:
• Successful negotiating tips
• How to open new vendors
• How to generate excitement in working with you
• How to evaluate vendor performance
• How to use the vendor's performance to get more for your store

Site Selection and Lease Negotiation expert Craig Melby discusses the Top 10 Mistakes companies make when negotiating their lease. Attendees will learn how to make massive improvements to the standard Landlord lease, saving money and reducing risk.

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Course 101: How to talk to Vendors
Recorded 04/16/2015
Recorded 04/16/2015 On-Demand Archive
How to talk to vendors Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 102: Retail Math
Recorded 06/16/2015
Recorded 06/16/2015 Webinar
Retail Math Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 103: Cash Flow
Recorded 06/17/2015
Recorded 06/17/2015 Webinar
Cash Flow Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 104: Lease Negotiation
Recorded 04/22/2015
Recorded 04/22/2015 On-demand Webinar Archive
Lease Negotiation Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 105: Succession/Estate Planning
Recorded 09/02/2015
Recorded 09/02/2015 Webinar
Estate Planning Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test
Course 106: Succession Planning
Recorded 09/02/2015
Recorded 09/02/2015 Webinar
Succession Planning Test
10 Questions
10 Questions Test