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We prepare talks that bring immediate, practical value to the retailers we’re standing in front of. If you would like to book Josh to come speak at your next event, please send an email to Please include the event date, location, website and why you’re interested in reaching out.

Josh Orr

Josh Orr, founder of Streamline Retail and Retail Initiative, has 10 years of experience working with hundreds of retail businesses in elevating their in-store and online presence. Whether it’s making store operations more effecient, scaling online growth, or creating better marketing strategies, Josh has been able to assist retailers grow to the next level.

Some topics that Josh has spoken on are:

  • How independent retailers can take their in-store experience online.
  • Using open to buy to increase cash flow and provide a better experience.
  • Omnichannel strategy for online and in-store success.

Michael Steele

Michael Steele, co-founder of Retail Initiative, has spent the better part of a decade partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through digital marketing, web design and the latest eCommerce strategies. It’s something he genuinely enjoys and is a big reason for his involvement at Retail Initiative.

Topics that Michael has spoken on:

  • Latest trends and strategies of eCommerce
  • Digital eCommerce marketing and sales funnels
  • Design for conversions