What to Stop Doing in Your Retail Business | Episode 30

What to Stop Doing in Your Retail Business | Episode 30

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The Big Takeaway: 

This week I challenge you to make a STOP DOING list so you have more time and energy to focus on the things that give you joy and energize your business.

Episode Summary:

“Sorry I no longer do custom work.”

It’s totally okay to make changes in your retail business. (Especially now with the coronavirus allowing us to press the easy “Change It Up” button)

The cliche advice is to “Marie Kondo” areas of your life. It’s a spot-on verb. Even in your retail business, you don’t have to keep doing the things that don’t light you up, that don’t make you profits and don’t give you joy.

For me, custom work was the first thing I let go of. Once I moved on, I was able to focus on my area of joy and genius: in-person workshops. 

And guess what? My retail biz became even more profitable.

Topics Discussed:

  • How to make your stop doing list to find freedom without feeling obligated to do the things you don’t enjoy.
  • The data to look at to understand your revenue buckets and how to shift that income without worry. 
  • The big red flag that means you need to stop doing something ASAP.
  • Understanding the fear that is stopping you from making big, impactful changes. 

So, here it is, my friend. Your permission slip to make that big change in your creative retail business to make it something that you are incredibly passionate and proud of!

Ready to jump into the community conversation and get support from other shop owners on making the change? After you listen, pop over to my Rockstar Creatives FB community and add your #1 Stop Doing “THING” to the thread. I can’t wait to see what you are letting go!

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Let’s Connect: 



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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