37 Oaks University
Owning a local brand, local retail store or growing ecommerce site is a lot of work. No matter where you are in this process, there is always opportunity to learn more and improve. Our goal for 37 Oaks University is to make learning retail-related topics accessible, simple and digestible - so you can operate profitable, sustainable and scalable businesses.
Click one of the 4 series below to learn more!
37 Oaks Retail Bootcamp Certification
Retail Readiness Series
Many local brands have a growth strategy, and often times it includes getting on store shelves. Whether in big box retailers or local stores, understanding the process, how they think and top mistakes to avoid will save you time, stress and money.
If you are even considering investing in your business growth through retail, then this is the series for you.
Many of the local retailers and brands we work with have vision, and that is an excellent place to start. One of our favorite quotes is "A vision without a strategy remains an illusion". With our limited time, resources and funds, it can be a challenge to focus on business strategy. But if you don't, eventually you will compromise your success. These courses are designed to offer short yet impactful teachings that will ensure you are operating with a plan.
Retailer + Workforce Development Series
This series is designed for local retailers and their workforce to get a refresher on planning and management operation principles to help your business be more profitable, scalable and sustainable.
37 Oaks Retail Bootcamp Certifcation
37 Oaks prepares and connects local brands to sales opportunities within local stores.
This can range from having your product stocked on store shelves to an opportunity to pop up your brand within their store. It is very important for a retailer to make sure that any product or brand they have reflects the essence of their business and their customer. So, they work closely with 37 Oaks University to develop a certification that prepares vendors for these opportunities.
Each retailer will have different requirements to be considered for these opportunities. At the core, these requirements will consist of
- A selection of 37 Oaks University courses/workshops
- Experience within a SOKONI pop up OR has retail distribution history
- 1:1 preparation with 37 Oaks for account specific requirements
- Interview with the retailer's management
Participating retailer list is growing each day, so check back or follow us on FB/IG as we announce new partners.