I highly recommend everyone to join one of the Retail Community groups run by Danny Paul. The insight received is invaluable. Being able to compare your own performance in areas of merchandising, marketing, advertising, staffing and the best practices is incredible. Plus, having other store owners as your own Board of Directors who are thoroughly immersed in your business offers feedback and ideas not available anywhere else. I don't know where else you could get this experience. Join one of these groups if you get the opportunity!