Outside consultant: 4 tips for working with a retailer Clark Gregor April 3, 2013 UST Faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune’s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s the most recent question. Ask your own question.Board game inventors looking for a break I created an award-winning board game a few years ago that teaches what it’s like to be a lawyer and run a small business. Anyone who plays the game says this should be in Barnes & Noble. How do you get a sit-down meeting with a large company? Sending marketing materials does not work. These companies are inundated with products. How do you separate yourself from the pack on a limited budget?Tina Nelson, CEO, Professional Games Inc.Mark Spriggs, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair of Entrepreneurship Department, offered 4 specific tips to increase your chance of success.