Thom Singer had the chance to be the master of ceremonies for the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's Marketplace and Academy. In his role speaking at this event he had the chance to interact with many owners of independent toy stores and the manufacturers of toys and games. What can we all learn from retail stores? A lot. The internet has disrupted the way people shop and buy things in all industries, but it cannot ever change the spirit of entrepreneurs. In this episode of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" Thom recaps what he learned at this event from the educational programming and from talking to the wonderful entrepreneurs in attendance. Toy people are fun people.... but they are also smart business professionals who are growing their businesses despite changes. Also in this episode he interviews four successful store owners and manufacturers who share their advice about business success and ways to achieve more no matter your industry.