The Jackson Retail Success Academy™ is a five-week program with one four-hour class each week.  

The next Academy dates are yet to be determined. All classes take place at the Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Spring Arbor University, Downtown Jackson Campus (113 W. Michigan Ave, Suite 201, Jackson, MI 49201).

 Stay tuned for future class dates or click here for Spotlight on Success single-day class schedules.

Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Spring Arbor University


  • Week #1Goals & Values 
  • Week #2Customer Service 
  • Week #3 Marketing & Advertising 
  • Week #4Retail Math 
  • Week #5Hiring & Training 

Cost is $799 per business. ($399 for JRSA™ Alumni)

All you have to pay is a $100 deposit prior to the first class to hold your place. The remainder is not due until the start of the second week. That is your guarantee. If after the first week you don’t believe this class is for you, you won’t pay a penny more than your $100 deposit. 

Class size is limited to the first ten businesses to sign up. Up to two people from each business may attend the classes. Your business must attend all five classes to qualify for some of the class benefits*.

When you are ready to reach the next level of Retail Success, you’ll make the time to take this class.

(Not in Jackson? You can now get JRSA™ in your town. Check out JRSA™ ON THE ROAD)

*You can still sign up if you are not able to make all five classes. You will not receive the free Chamber membership, but can receive other benefits if course requirements are met. No prorated course fees for partial attendance other than the first week guarantee.


Jackson Retail Success Academy™ and JRSA™ are trademarks of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. This class is run with permission by an independent contractor (Phil Wrzesinski and Phil’s Forum Publishing, LLC) and is not a direct program of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of Spring Arbor University is a partner with JRSA™ and Phil’s Forum Publishing, LLC and serves as the host for the class.