Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever in Your Retail Shop | Episode 187

Creative Shop Talk Podcast Episode 187 | Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever in Your Retail Business

Creative Shop Talk Podcast Episode 187 | Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever in Your Retail Business | with Retail Coach Wendy Batten
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Episode Summary:

Don’t miss joining the Best Retail Year Ever Workshop – our Annual Planning Workshop. Get your goals all on one page and see a better 2024, and jump in before the end of the year and save $200! 

A new year is almost upon us, my friends, so that means it’s time to plan and set new goals in your retail business. So what does success look like to you? Are your goals just revenue driven? On Episode 187 of the Creative Shop Talk Podcast, I’m challenging you to plan for an EPIC 2024 by making sure you first plan what you want FROM your business first then set shop goals to achieve just that. 

Topics We’ll Cover in This Episode:

  • Getting out of the routine of running your business the way you always have
  • Prioritizing what you want from your business first and plan your business around that
  • Your role in the shop’s Front of House vs. Back of House
  • Two incredible resources I’ve created for you 

I’m excited to share with you two resources to help make 2024 your best retail year ever: 

  1. Planning Your Best Year 4 Part Podcast Series
  2. Grab this workshop: Design Your Best Year Workshop: a 60 minute on-demand workshop (available free to all of my Retailer’s Inner Circle members) and to non-members for purchase through my website. 

EARLY BIRD PRICING in effect until Dec 31st, 2023!  SAVE $200 YES SAVE $200!

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I am confident that you can find epic success in your retail business – no matter what success looks like for you – by taking the time to adequately plan. I’d love to help and support you through your 2024 planning. Join us in the Inner Circle for access to the workshop and a community of like minded retailers or purchase the Design Your Best Year Workshop on-demand – discounted if you purchase before the end of the year!  Happy Planning!

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakin

Creative Shop Talk Podcast Episode 187 | Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever in Your Retail Business | with Retail Coach Wendy Batten
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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

For more support from Wendy:

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Wendy’s FREE Resources for shop owners 

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Hi there! I'm Wendy Batten, and I'm obsessed with helping independent shop owners like you achieve success.

With over 20 years of experience as a small business owner, I've owned several retail businesses along the way including a cafe, two retail shops, and a studio (and even a tae kwon do studio), learning first-hand the art of juggling all the balls.

I now dedicate my time to coaching hundred of retailers all around the world, sharing my expertise to help them organize their businesses and maximize profits, paychecks, and JOY in their day-to-day lives.

I created the support, programs, and community that I wish I'd had.

Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out with your brick-and-mortar venture, you've come to the right place.

If you're serious about your business and ready to stop winging it, I'm here to inspire and guide you toward success.

I'm so happy you're here, and I can't wait to support you on your journey to thriving in the world of retail!



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