The Four Must-have Ingredients For a Successful Business | Episode 44

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Episode Summary:

In this week’s episode, I share four must-have ingredients that every creative retailer needs for a successful business in 2021. I also discuss some major shifts that we are seeing in the retail industry. One of the four-must have ingredients I talk about is being a CEO. Often retailers just want to own a business and forget everything that entails. Being the CEO of your creative business presents you with a lot of benefits. Other ingredients I shared are being money savvy, being streamlined, and being efficient. I also discuss how marketing and sales help creative retailers grow their businesses. 

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We are in a niche of caring about people and caring about their success. I want you to be successful. So, I invite you to take some time, sit down, and think about what you can improve in 2021, where you can get more training, what goals you want to achieve this new year, and how do you feel about those four ingredients. In my Retail Made Simple – The Success Path for Creative Shop Owners we go over these four must-have skills in more depth. This incredible online program starts in just a few more days. Register now by clicking here

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 This week on the Creative Shop Talk Podcast:

  • Four must-have ingredients for a successful business
  • Retail industry trends
  • Our customers
  • How our businesses are affecting our lives
  • Being money savvy
  • Understanding your numbers
  • Ideal customer avatar
  • Five pillar marketing strategy


The Big Takeaway:

We are seeing retailers making more and more business decisions based on how they will affect their lives.


Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “We need our customers to be our priority.” – Wendy Batten
  • “We need to build our confidence.” – Wendy Batten
  • “Understanding your numbers does not mean just looking at your bank balance.” – Wendy Batten
  • “We don’t want to get to a point where we resent our business.” – Wendy Batten
  • “Retailers that have a plan in place move forward.” – Wendy Batten


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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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