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Yack Shack Regional Supplier
Readiness Resource Centers

Call (888) 350-2293 to request service.To book a free 15-min discovery call click HERE!

Servicing Atlanta-Balitmore-Cincinnati-Houston-Los Angeles-Miami-NYC-West & South Africa 

 Office Hours
M-F 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Sat 6:00 am- 11:000 am EST

Supply Chain, Supply Chain, Supply Chain!

From 2021 to 2023, Yack Shack partners and affiliates conducted a nationwide tour across the United States, engaging with small business owners and a diverse array of public and private sector stakeholders. Our interactions spanned industries such as agribusiness, commercial marketing, community affairs, economic and business development, education, finance, legislative matters, operations, regulatory compliance, retail, supply chain, and technological services.

Regional Supplier Readiness Resource Centers

Our Regional Supplier Readiness Resource Centers, strategically services Atlanta, Cincinnati, Baltimore/DMV, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City, serve as the first entrepreneurial development and infrastructure zones for supplier readiness and resource connectivity. Here, we offer access to capital partners, educational programs, and readiness initiatives to help suppliers scale and thrive in the evolving market landscape. Small business owners can book a think tank or coaching session to breakthrough a bottleneck or source our Small Business Resource Pantry to find a product or service that eliminates a roadblock.

Regional Media Resource Centers

For creatives operating independent service-based small businesses, our Regional Media Resource Centers offer invaluable support and networking opportunities. We empower creatives to set their own rates and contracts, connecting them directly with clients who share their vision.

Adding the Media Resource Centers enables Yack Shack to source the skills required to execute brand owners/suppliers' needs at affordable rates. This not only saves suppliers on operational costs but also on promotional advertising expenses. 

Understanding Stakeholder Needs

The primary objective of this tour was to identify the benchmarks stakeholders require businesses to meet and the ecosystems that enable a business owner to fulfill these benchmarks. We sought to understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by small businesses and the broader stakeholders involved in shaping the economic landscape.

Establishing Access Points for Growth

The end goal of this extensive engagement was to select key cities suitable for hosting access points known as Regional Supplier Readiness Resource Centers (RSRRCs) and Regional Media Resource Centers. These centers serve as vital hubs for small businesses, offering access to resources, education, and networking opportunities essential for growth and success.

 

Benefits for Retailers and Public Sector Stakeholders

For retailers and public sector stakeholders, these centers provide valuable access to domestic suppliers, creatives to boost supplier's brand marketing capabilities, and additional service-based skill professionals that help make various operations work. By incorporating their initiatives into these centers, ecosystem stakeholders can effectively reach various impact goals, fostering collaboration and innovation within the community. Moreover, they offer early education opportunities for their suppliers & service-based skill providers to align with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. 

Know Your Next Step Accelerations

 Available at Supplier and Media Centers

Our "Know Your Next Step" readiness programs, coaching, think tank sessions & guidance coaching programs  topics equips businesses with essential knowledge and strategies to navigate the industry effectively. From understanding third-party dynamics to optimizing product marketing, our coaching covers a range of topics vital for success in retail supply chain industries. 

 

Enhancing Cost Efficiency and Promotional Effectiveness

Enhancing education regarding best practices, connectivity to access to capital partners, and cutting costs on vital resources frees up working capital for digital and in-store promotional initiatives within the retail sector. This includes utilizing scanned coupons, rebates, and promotional display programs. Embracing this approach opens avenues to expand scanned movement endeavors, allowing brand owners to advertise externally to drive customers to shop their online platforms and brick-and-mortar stores, as well as those of affiliated retailers.

RSRRCs offers in-person and virtual office hours. Small to medium-sized business owners can book coaching sessions to provide guidance on the best practices and next steps required to scale in their respective markets and/or industries.

 

Need help with completing task?

Suppliers can also request Yack Shack to execute required tasks the business owner needs assistance with to sustain and/or fulfill service contract obligations. From requesting a virtual or in-person assistance to help for the week or needing a pitch deck built, we're here!

 

Coming April 1st, Supplier Resource Pantry: Just like we all need food to survive, Yack Shack provides small business with a pantry full of products and services from industry leading organizations. 

From the best organizations to utilize for back-office, data analytics and HR needs to your logistics or marketing service provider, you'll be able to view the organizations and services that help scale your business.

Roadshows and Events

Our roadshows and events provide awareness and engagement opportunities to both suppliers and the organizations with resources to the can help scale the supplier or service-based skill professional.

  • Celebrity Sourcing Showcase: See the brands and services your favorite celebrity(s) and business influencers provide. 

  • Virtual Roadshows: Hear about the resources available to small business owners

  • 8-Week Service Based Professionals to Serve Program.

  • Weekly Webinars: Hosted with Industry Leaders During: Mental Health Mondays, Take Me to The Market Tuesdays, Back-Office Buildouts Wednesdays, Finance Fridays

  • And More!

Know Your Next Step Coaching Sessions and Readiness Program

Yack Shack created supply chain & retail-specific coaching sessions and program tailored to help suppliers and service-based skills professionals learn how to scale a product or service!

 

  • About 3rd Parties

  • Back- Office Buildouts

  • Bulk vs Further Prepared

  • Know Your Pitch

  • Product Marketing

  • SBE Support Pathways

  • Stay on Shelf

  • Tier l & Tier ll Supplier Pathways

  Readiness Programs

  8-Week Know Your Next Steps Supplier Readiness Program

  8-Month Execute Your Steps Supplier Readiness Program

  4-Month Youth Know Your Next Steps: Youth Innovations 

General Guidance Coaching Sessions

Bring your team or let's ideate 1-on-1!

Business owners that need general guidance on additional needs can book coaching sessions to receive guidance on the best practices and next steps required for business owners to scale in their respective markets and/or industries. Bring your team or lets ideate 1-on-1. 

  • Guide Your Think Tank Sessions

  • Meeting Preparation

  • Product or Service Presentation Readiness Assistance

  • And More!

Accelorator Programs 

Our Centers enable small business owners, founders and service-based skills professionals to accelerate into anchor retail operations and/or additional initiatives within respective public and private marketplaces.

 

  • 8-Week Supplier and Service-based skills professionals Readiness Program

  • Celebrity Sourcing Accelerator: Help take your favorite celebrity(s) to the market by providing your services.  

  • 8-Month Supplier and Service-based skills professionals Accelerator

  • Youth- Know The Market Accelerator: 4 Year program taking educating youths on retail supply chain while simultaneously proving media training.  

  • And More!

3rd Party Matchmaking & Back Office Tasks Coverage: 
Call
(888) 350-2293 to request service. To book a free 15-min discovery call click HERE!

Selecting the optimal distributor, sourcing channels, food scientists, product & packaging manufacturers is a vital stage in your journey.  Back office technical services can be challenging but Yack Shack can assist with completing key tasks for your organization. 

3rd Party Matchmaking:

  • Manufactures

  • Retail Brokerage

  • Raw Material and Textile Brokers

  • Food Scientist

  • Product & Packaging manufactures

  • Sourcing Channels

  • Access to Capital Partners

   and MORE!

 

Back Office Task Coverage:

  • Admin Support/Virtual Assistants 

  • Awareness Campaign Strategies

  • Capabilities Statement

  • Back office: Pre/Post organizational structure

  • Pitch Decks

  • 1WorldSync Item Upload/ EDI

  and MORE!

About Us

Our virtual & in-person Regional Supplier Readiness Resource Centers, strategically services key cities: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Baltimore/DMV, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City domestically and key countries in Africa, serving as entrepreneurial development and infrastructure zones for supplier readiness and resource connectivity. 
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Michael Jett, is the former Enterprise Produce Ad Planning Analyst and the "Go Fresh and Local Supplier Accelerator" MCML* for The Kroger Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

*MCML- Multicultural Category Management Liaison focus:

Discovering products, Readiness Assessment, Resource Connectivity and Mentoring suppliers as they navigate their on-the-shelf journey. 

"Regional Supplier Readiness Resource Centers provide a place of shelter for SMBs to safely navigate each step towards their retail journey and respective supply chain routes to market, while simultaneously reshaping supply chains for a post-pandemic priced world."

Michael Jett- Chairman and Founder of Yack Shack Corp.

How We Work: Troubleshooting and Roadmapping

Bottlenecks and Roadblocks

As a small to medium size business, entering the market can be overwhelming, leading to bottlenecks and roadblocks. Our coaches have "on-the-desk" experience, providing customers with fundamental knowledge to end bottlenecks and resources to break down roadblocks.

First, let's start talking about common roadblocks by asking important questions such as, "What are the biggest daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly hurdles you're currently facing?"

Who has your back?

Every driver needs a good Road Buddy!

It's time to review your ecosystem partners (road buddies). From your banker, broker, and manufacture to your small business development agencies and organizations, ecosystem partners are organizations/individuals that help your business grow or connect in local entrepreneurial development markets.

 

Let's map-out your current ecosystem and discover the additional ideal road buddies you'll need along your journey.

Where's the Capital?

Let's talk funds! Your consultants and partners can give great advice on ideas and deliverables to scale your business, but you still need to know where's the capital coming from to accomplish each idea or deliverable.

 

From purchase order financing to fundraising rounds, it's time to dive into how to access the working capital your organization needs to scale.

Who needs to know and how?

4th: Campaign Awareness: Promoting your product or service has two sides, Internal awareness and external awareness.

 

Time to ideate your plan to alert your staff, partners, consumers, brand partners, and promotional advertising partners that your organization is ready to scale and discover the call to action you’ll want them to follow!

What to Yack (Talk) About: 

It's time for us to discover your needs to scale in the market!

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