Encore Series: Five Simple Things You Can Do To Get Ready For What’s Coming In Retail | Episode 72

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Episode Summary:

A replay from Episode #50 for our Encore Series this month! We are featuring some of our most popular and most downloaded podcasts for this round and you won’t want to miss them! They are extremely relevant as you are planning for the holidays. It’s important to level up and become that CEO right now. Enjoy!


One question I received from a coaching client is “what’s coming for retail, and how can I be ready.” The answer is simple: Get ready! Don’t be complacent, take action on the momentum you may have built in 2020. Shore up the gaps, get confident and strong in the areas you may feel that you have weak links. There’s so much hope for retail. Let’s congratulate ourselves for getting through 2020 and let’s get ready for what’s coming!

In this week’s episode, I reveal the small yet powerful things that can help you make a big difference in 2021. We need to regroup and pay attention to what’s coming forward. We want to be ready for anything that’s coming our way. One thing you can do is look back over the year and identify the gaps that might have been in our business. I talk about how I take some time on my schedule every week for personal development. Often we forget the importance of the role of being the CEO of our own business. I also share why it is so important to attract the right buying customers into our shop. 

Another thing I believe is so important and that will help you make a difference is paying attention to what your customers need. I share some tips on how you can do this without stepping out of your boundaries. Something I made emphasis on in this episode is about being memorable. We want people to remember us for what we do and for what we offer. I also share some tips on how to switch things up. That will help people think of us as a shop that is constantly evolving and growing. 

There’s so much hope for retail moving forward. If you need support, a community that’s making great progress in retail, want to learn new skills and guidance with running your retail business, our community may be just what you are looking for. Need help with inventory management, store operation, and business-related things? Join my Retailer’s Inner Circle

If you need support with those CEO roles to help you get ready, if you need support with marketing and putting all, all-the-things together, and become that big picture planner, please reach out.

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A few quotes for you…

You do not have to do business alone.” – Wendy Batten

We need to make our lives easier and to get more customers in the door, it’s easy!” – Wendy Batten

We want to be rememberable.” – Wendy Batten

We have to be ready for what’s coming up.” – Wendy Batten


Holiday Sales Bootcamp & More!

The bootcamp will be running for the whole month of August inside my Retailer’s Inner Circle! Start getting ready for the holidays and Quarter 4 now.

Inside my inner circle, we have amazing, encouraging retailers who learn to level up their promotions, marketing, and more, so they can enjoy their customers who walk through the door!

We also have Foot Traffic Made Simple – my mini course that helps you understand and serve your customers the experience that they want.

My Free Facebook Group: Rockstar Creatives – where retailers can talk amongst themselves and ask questions


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My monthly membership group is for motivated and savvy shop owners who want to level up their retail skills, so that they see more profits in the till and joy in their life.

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