CEO honored as Local Miami Community Leader

May 4, 2012

May 4, Miami – Brett Beveridge, Founder and CEO of The Retail Outsource Companies, was named among 19 other Miami community leaders as a recipient of the 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards by the Education Fund. This award was designed to honor accomplishments of Miami-Dade schools alumni; building on the successes of the schools’ achievements, honoring and recognizing the accomplishments of their students and alumni. The Awards will be bestowed upon the recipients during The Education Fund’s Art of Found Objects Art Auction.

Mr. Beveridge was heard being proud and humbled by being on the list of distinguished locals receiving this awards and proud of being a Miami native, enjoying multiple levels of personal and professional success since his graduation from Miami Palmetto Senior High School. He continued his education at the University of Miami before embarking on his many successful entrepreneurial endeavors.

Since 1985, The Education Fund has worked with the private sector to direct resources where they are most in need within the Miami-Dade schools. The Education Fund’s mission is the design and implementation of initiatives to improve the Miami-Dade schools.

To read more and to see a complete listing of award recipients please visit The Education Fund’s news page here.

Superstar Support for the Corporate Team!

April 18, 2012

We’re proud to honor Leah, Brett’s Executive Assistant Extraordinaire! Her attitude is a pleasure in the office especially when she’s inundated with more work than one person could possibly handle. She thoroughly completes all her tasks due to her relentless organization skills and attention to detail. Leah is always smiling and quite frankly just generally awesome! Her extra effort ensures things are done on time the first time, every time which is the perfect embodiment for TRO’s values.

We enjoy working side-by-side with Leah and congratulate her on a job not just well done, but awesomely done!

Thanks Leah and keep smiling!

TRO Targets Global Wireless at Mobile World Congress

February 27, 2012

MIAMI, FL and BARCELONA, SPAIN, Feb 27, 2012 – The Retail Outsource (TRO), known for building high performance sales teams within the wireless industry, is continuing to expand its reach by showcasing its retail assessment and strategy consulting services during the 2012 Mobile World Congress. TRO will be meeting with executives from many wireless, technology and subscription-based companies in emerging markets and offering sound guidance on how to create a winning sales team that will deliver performance and increase client market share.

The Retail Outsource will at the comprehensive mix of retail services offered including: retail channel consulting; training and sales initiative strategies; marketing and promotion identification and design; retail strategy assessment and analysis; and real estate site strategy and selection.

The Retail Outsource will also be working in concert with strategic partners, Brightstar Corp. and Mobile Insight to meet with clients regarding their new offering of full-service retail services. Each company brings best-in-class expertise in their respective specialties delivering customers a bundled end-to-end solution to wireless operators, manufacturers, regional and national retailers. The trio of companies helps increase sales of wireless devices by driving demand for wireless products at the point of sale, both in-store and online, while managing the complexities associated with the wireless device category.

The Retail Outsource (TRO) is a premier sales performance agency, maximizing sales for clients in more than 40 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, specializing in retail consultation & startup operations, sales staffing & management, training, and outside sales. TRO was named to the Inc 500 list of fastest growing private companies in 2010 and has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal. The company’s clients range from the world’s largest retailers and wireless service providers to regional independent wireless dealers and agents in the U.S. and Canada.

About Mobile Insight

Mobile Insight is a field force automation SAAS application created to make field sales and support teams more productive and efficient.  In addition, the application   provides real time data collection and reporting for easier and more meaningful insights into the business, while lowering operating costs. The application is the first of its kind to integrate patented geo-fencing technology, which uses GPS to ensure visit compliance. It also integrates management tools and analysis to ensure management has the ability to not only manage their field teams more effectively, but to also derive business-driving insights from the data that is collected and reported at retail.  Mobile Insight has been awarded several distinguished honors, including Red Herring and the Innovations Showcase at CTIA. Mobile Insight’s clients include large wireless and digital service providers, handset and accessory manufacturers, big box national retailers, and dealers.

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For more information:
Rebecca Jones
rjones@theretailoutsource.com
786-369-8529

TRO CEO Brett Beveridge takes part in “U.S. Entrepreneurs’ Rise to the Top” Study

Brett Beveridge was honored to participated in the academic study, “U.S. Entrepreneur’s Rise to the Top,” being study being conducted by social scientists at Florida International University (FIU)  in conjunction with FIU’s Center for leadership, Center for entrepreneurship, and funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

Under the direction of lead researcher Dr. Eaton, the study examines the challenges, behaviors, and characteristics of a sample of established male and female entrepreneurs across the U.S. The essence of the survey is to determine the underlying causes for differences in business size and expansion.

The results of the study are projected to give insight into understanding the different paths and the stumbling blocks of entrepreneurs as well as their various approaches to business health and growth. The key insights gathered will be useful for businesses who want to expand their businesses by presenting them with solutions these successful entrepreneurs have used in their organizations.

TRO invited to participate in Brightstar Summit

The Retail Outsource was invited to be a guest presenter at the 2011 Brightstar Summit, August 2011. Honored by the invitation TRO will be presenting to Brightstar executives and managers from around the Globe. The event is held to build partnerships with the two companies and share knowledge and product offerings generating mutually beneficial relationships between the companies.

The Retail Outsource CEO, Brett Beveridge will be accompanied by V.P. – Marketing, Heather Anderson and Mobile Insight COO, Robin Boniface at the event. The TRO team will be presenting innovative ways Brightstar and TRO can better serve their clients across the globe including focusing on ways to improve field force reporting and automation using Mobile Insight.

The Retail Outsource is proud to have worked closely with Brightstar over the years and is thrilled to be considered an asset and expert in the wireless space by the Brightstar team. A leading global services company, Brightstar enhances the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain including manufacturers, operators, retailers and enterprises.

Mobile Insight Recognized in the Prestigious Red Herring Top 100 North America!

June 23, 2011

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Mobile Insight has been honored as one of the companies recognized on this list.

Red Herring’s Top 100 North America list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Mobile Insight embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Mobile Insight should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.

The Retail Outsource to Participate on Panel at CTIA Wireless

TRO’s VP of Marketing, Heather Anderson, will be a featured speaker in this series on the Future of Retail at CTIA Wireless in Orlando on March 23. The topic she will be speaking on is “Differentiation for a Competitive Advantage at Retail.”

Master Merchant Systems and The Retail Outsource Companies Forge Partnership Initiative

Master Merchant Systems, based out of Halifax, Canada, and The Retail Outsource Companies, based out of Miami, have – as leaders in the wireless industry – entered into a strategic partnership intended to provide their respective clients with a unique value proposition, allowing new and existing clientele from both companies to benefit from a partnership that further enhances and innovates the wireless retail industry.

Founded in 1987, Master Merchant Systems has continually been recognized as being a world-class leader for producing POS software for the wireless industry.  With thousands of clients in multiple countries worldwide, and with a depth and completeness of service like no other, MMS continues to integrate for their specific clients’ needs and to continually innovate in order to remain what is often recognized as being the most practical POS tool available on the market.  With cutting edge offerings like V-DOCS (paperless contracts let clients cut costs instead of trees), MMS continues to look for opportunities and initiatives that ultimately benefit wireless retailers.

The Retail Outsource Companies specialize in helping retailers, carriers and manufacturers improve sales and efficiency in their channels. The companies include The Retail Outsource, one of the nation’s leading outsource agencies specializing in sales performance programs, turnkey store opening, and retail staffingtraining and managementMobile Insight, a wireless application developer that provides mobile workforce automation for companies who deploy field teams; and SYMBITS, an IT managed services firm that provides outsourced IT and help desk support to SMBs and the retail channel. The Retail Outsource was ranked #187 on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies.

“MMS is ecstatic about the partnership with TRO,” said Matt Brannon, VP Sales for MMS. “TRO brings a new dimension to our company and customers by offering retail management outsourcing, IT managed services for SMBs and outside sales/field team management through mobile devices. Besides being a company with terrific products and services, TRO aligns with our company philosophy around strategic partnerships; like us they value the customer above all else and are committed to continuing to innovate retail. 2011 is going to be an exciting year for both companies as we continue to work together on multiple projects.”

“We always seek partners who are a natural complement to our companies, both in culture and in their offerings, and MMS is a perfect fit on all counts,” said Brett Beveridge, CEO of The Retail Outsource Companies.  “Our ability to collaborate in our sales process and build a compelling, unique and unmatched offering for our collective clients and prospects is a definite case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. MMS has elegant solutions for retailers, and with our common positioning, such as V-DOCS’ and Mobile Insight’s positioning as green productivity resources for retailers, the opportunities from this partnership can be limitless. We look forward to many years of mutual success.”

The Retail Outsource is a Finalist as one of South Florida’s Best Places to Work

February 4, 2011
2011 Best Places to Work

Some employees feel their office is a “highway to hell,” but the survey results are in and the employees of the companies on the 2011 Best Places to Work list say that they’re “rockin’ in paradise.”

The 40 companies that made the cut are being honored for their successful efforts to create an engaged and supportive workforce. In other words: These companies ROCK!

The Best Places to Work program highlights companies in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties whose operations are changing the business landscape. We look forward to announcing the rankings of these companies on the 2011 Best Places to Work list at the celebratory awards luncheon on Feb. 24. The efforts of these rock-star companies which are doing their best to foster a great workplace, will also be profiled in a special section in the Feb. 25 edition of the South Florida Business Journal.
Congratulations to the honorees of the 2011 Best Places to Work Awards. You rock!

Small company (10-50 employees)

  • Aerotek
  • Alpern Rosenthal
  • Battle
  • BeyondROI
  • CareerXchange
  • DPR Construction
  • Health Revenue Assurance Associates
  • Ibis Financial Group
  • Momentum Consulting Corp.
  • One Sotheby’s International Realty
  • RBB Public Relations
  • Sharpe Properties
  • SkillStorm
  • TekPartners (a P2P company)
  • The Retail Outsource

Medium Company (51-149 Employees)

  • 3Cinteractive
  • Berger Singerman
  • BGT Partners
  • Champion Solutions Group
  • Classic Residence in Hollywood, a Vi Community
  • Comerica Bank
  • DentalPlans.com
  • Express Car Wash/ US Site Corp.
  • Hedrick Brothers Construction
  • International Finance Bank
  • RN Network
  • Seitlin
  • Steven Douglas Associates
  • Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers
  • Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske

Large Company (150 + Employees)

  • Atlantic & Pacific Management
  • Calvin, Giordano & Associates
  • Epic Hotel
  • Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
  • Gunster
  • Hospice of Palm Beach County
  • J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Weatherby Locums

Read more: 2011 Best Places to Work – South Florida Business Journal

The Retail Outsource named #187 on the 2010 INC. 500

December 29, 2010

The Retail Outsource, a leading retail sell-through and management firm specializing in the consumer electronics, wireless and telecommunications industries, today announced that Inc. magazine has ranked them No. 187 on its 29th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. To achieve this rank, The Retail Outsource experienced a three-year sales growth of 1540% from 2006 to 2009. Among industry and market rankings, The Retail Outsource achieved the No. 7 rank among Retail companies nationwide, and also No. 7 among companies in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach market. This marks the company’s debut on the list.

“We are honored to be in the company of so many prestigious and successful businesses,” said Brett Beveridge, Founder and CEO of Retail Outsource, a division of Big Bang Enterprises, Inc.

“Our teams, both at corporate and throughout North America, have worked tremendously hard over the past several years to get us here. It’s gratifying to see that we’ve found our niche in the sales services market and can continue to provide exceptional sales performance results for our clients.”

“Fast growth at any time is a big achievement; fast growth during the past few years is just short of miraculous,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “The Inc. 500 consists of these just-short-of miraculous companies, the ones that through ingenuity and ambition have increased revenue, hired employees, and grown fast in difficult economic times.”

With employees in more than 40 states nationwide and growing every day, The Retail Outsource is poised for continued rapid growth, including expansion into Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada.