My 3 Favourite Tools To Help Shop Owners Stay Organized During Busy Seasons

No matter what you use, keep it simple and be consistent. Don’t overcomplicate it!


Avoid having little pieces of paper and notes everywhere to keep you focused and organized (even if you don’t feel focused and organized). This just makes it harder to find what you need and way more clutter.

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Here are the top three organizational tools that I recommend for this upcoming holiday season, and any busy season:

1.) Planner Pad – my favourite planner for creative/multi-passionate shop owners. I’ve used this one for years and many of my shop owners swear by it as well. It’s a shop owner’s favourite!
2.) Whiteboard – keep high priority “at a glance” weekly tasks on a whiteboard, for yourself and/or your team.
3.) Old Fashion Notebook – but, a different one for big topics (shop to-do’s, orders, your squirrel ideas, things you are learning from coaching or podcasts, family stuff, etc.). Or use a 3 or 5 subject notebook.


Simple wins to keep us organized.


I also use google docs for sharing, as well as Canva for templates and ease.

Remember, running a retail business doesn’t have to be so hard, so don’t overcomplicate it!


You’ve got this!

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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.

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