Knowing Your Business Stage is Key to Reaching Retail Success | Episode 34

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The Big Takeaway:

While there isn’t a map for running a successful retail shop, understanding which stage you’re at in your journey can help you make decisions to get to the next level.


Episode Summary:

“The map is not the territory.” Meaning, the path is not reflected realistically on paper.

There are twists, turns, and bumps in the road to success. 

As a retailer, you know starting and running a creative business is anything but running down a simple checklist one-by-one.

While there isn’t necessarily a map to get from point A to point B, there is value in understanding where you’re at with your business to more easily take the steps to get where you want to go.

And there is tremendous value in having a community that has already walked the path at your side. In the Inner Circle group coaching community, we spend a lot of time focused on the tactics important to each member’s stage step-by-step.

So, my friend, I want you to take a breath and embrace where you are on the journey. 

Embrace that things are not linear. 

Let go of that anxiety and stress that has your shoulders up at your ears thinking you need to know what happens in the next six steps. 

I hope this episode provides you that little “a-ha” or some sense of relief.

Come share your journey with us in the Rockstar Creatives FB community and if you’re ready for more resources and support, get on the waitlist for the Inner Circle opening soon!

Knowing Your Business Stage is Key to Reaching Retail Success Wendy Batten Creative Shop Talk Episode 34
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Topics Discussed:

  • How to look at your retail business and understand where you are on your retail business journey
  • The different areas to focus on depending on whether you’re in the startup stage, the middle “sweet spot,” or growth stage
  • The benefit of having a community of like-minded business owners to help give feedback and directions

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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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