RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 13: Retail IT Community Roundtable on COVID-19 (Session 1)

This special episode of “The Trusted Advisor” features a Retail IT Community Roundtable discussion on COVID-19 hosted by the RSPA. VARs, ISVs, vendors, and distributors in the restaurant, retail, and grocery verticals share ideas on strategies and tactics for best dealing with this crisis. Among the topics discussed are loans and grants for solution providers, the necessity of frequent communication, managing your finances during a period of extreme uncertainty, and examples of consulting with merchants on adapting their strategy, adopting online ordering, and utilizing social media to generate sales.

“The Trusted Advisor,” powered by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), is a content series designed specifically for point of sale resellers and software developers. Our goal is to educate you on the topics of leadership, management, hiring, sales, and other small business best practices. For more insights, visit the RSPA blog at

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Marketing for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the POS channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences and he is author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. For more information, contact