Recipe for Success: 4 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Erin French of The Lost Kitchen
With Retail Coach Wendy Batten
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Do you watch The Lost Kitchen? Have you heard of entrepreneur Erin French? Her approach to business has inspired me, so today I’m sharing some of my leadership and customer experience takeaways from Erin French, owner and chef of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine.
“The key to success in business is not just about having a great product or service, it’s about creating a strong brand and marketing it effectively to your target audience.” – Erin French
In this episode, you’ll hear 4 business lessons that women (and men) in leadership can learn from Erin. Erin French’s success story offers inspiration and practical advice for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses and achieve a healthy work-life balance. A few of the lessons I touch upon are the importance of passion, unique selling propositions, staff management, effective marketing, and financial management. And of course, we will focus on how these lessons can be applied by small shop owners! I’ll give you in-depth examples and practical tips for each of these takeaways.
“In order to be successful in business, you need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and be willing to adapt and pivot when necessary.” – Erin French
This episode is a must-listen for any woman in leadership looking for support and guidance in running a profitable and sustainable business.
About Erin French
Erin French is the owner, chef, and creative mastermind behind The Lost Kitchen, a renowned and very unique 40-seat restaurant housed in a historic mill in Freedom, Maine. Erin authored Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch. The Lost Kitchen’s tremendous story is featured in Magnolia Network’s The Lost Kitchen.
This episode is sponsored by H+H Americas
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Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont
Dates: June 21-23, 2023 (Masterclasses start on June 20)
Tickets on sale: March 15, 2023, use promo code CST23 to get free access to the exhibit floor
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About Your Host, Wendy Batten:
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Wendy, a small business coach and founder of The Retailer’s Inner Circle, where I help other independent shop owners learn how to gain the right business skillsets to see more profits, paychecks, and joy as they navigate running their retail business.
Through online classes, business coaching programs, speaking, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped hundreds of retailers around the globe reclaim their dream and see the success they want from their beautiful shops. My signature private coaching community, The Retailer’s Inner Circle, has helped retailers around the world build their retail business skill sets and confidence.
I am proud to have been featured in several major publications, including my own business column in What Women Create magazine. I have been privileged to be a guest on top-ranked podcasts and sought-after as a guest speaker and teacher for several brands, associations, and communities that are passionate about the success of independent retailers.
When I’m not coaching, you will find me either DIYing and renovating my very imperfect old crooked cottage by the sea in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, NS, or blogging about our travel and RVing adventures and the weird fun things we get up to in our coastal village. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for real retailers at https://wendybatten.com/free-resources/
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