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PRI Online Presents Small Business Expert Tom Shay
By Dan Schechner on February 4, 2014

For the past two years, PRI Trade Show attendees have extracted valuable information from one of the nation's leading experts on small business management and accounting.

Tom Shay of Profits Plus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a fourth generation small business owner and manager with more than three decades of experience as a successful independent retailer. He has authored 12 books on small business management and a college textbook on small business accounting. He has also produced hundreds of articles on management for over 75 business publications worldwide.

And beginning in 2012, he has provided selections from his highly acclaimed seminar series, tailored specifically for motorsports professionals, on the final morning of the PRI Show. They are full of sound advice and solid takeaways, and on both occasions, attendees have remained seated well after the presentation is over in order to speak with Mr. Shay one-on-one, and collect additional tips and guidance. Simply put, his seminars have become can't-miss strategy sessions for small business owners.

As a result of his growing popularity within the industry, we decided to bring Mr. Shay on board as a regular contributor to PRI's monthly lineup of online-only articles, which can be found here.

His debut online-only column, "Racing Businesses Plan For Inventory Fluctuations," explains how small business owners and managers can plan ahead to avoid carrying excess product in the off-season and not enough during the race season.

Indeed, Mr. Shay will be appearing in this space multiple times throughout the year. But he will also be joined by several other business columnists—authorities on retail sales, marketing, management, branding and more—who have agreed to share their knowledge and expertise for PRI's online readership.

Please enjoy Mr. Shay's column, feel free to visit his website for additional information, and check back here each month for all-new entries from our outstanding group of online contributors.

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Dan Schechner is the Editor of Performance Racing Industry Magazine.
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