Being a retailer is hard.
Now, more than ever before in this ever-changing retail climate retailers need to be stronger than ever.
Learn what’s working, what’s not, and how to run a thriving retail business.
Stop juggling all the ball, winging it, and hoping for customers. Plan for it.
Find a community to help you with the overwhelm of running your business.
The Inner Circle is the place to get the information specific to your creative business, the support from peers and coaches.
Stop being a solopreneur winging it.
We’re a great group of serious people (not just another FB group) but those who are doing what you are doing and serious about growing a profitable and successful business.
Want to learn what’s working for OTHER shop owners so you are constantly seeing fresh ideas instead of being stuck?
Want to have some help figuring out all the puzzle pieces of running a retail business?
Want to just leapfrog and stop googling retail advice?
Ready to get back to loving your retail business?
Join us in the Inner Circle.
Searching for a place to belong?
We are where you come when you are done Googling! Real help for real shop owners.
If you’re like many shop owners I work with, you’ve gone online for business information or support, but the info you find doesn’t apply to a physical brick and mortar store that’s for a passion-driven retail shop.
You’re probably searching for help and answers because …
You’re heart centered first
You started with a beautiful dream, and now you’re the “boss” of this cool business you want to see grow and thrive. But the “business stuff” isn’t your thing and you know you need guidance to get it right. You know you need to put on the CEO hat and dive in…but how?
You’re not hitting or exceeding your retail sales numbers. (Or not sure what they SHOULD be.)
You need more foot traffic for sales! But wonder how to get results. (There’s SO MUCH competing information out there on what you SHOULD do and where you SHOULD get info).
You're worn out wearing ALL the hats
You just don’t have time to plan things. (I mean, who has the time when you’re running the store, planning workshops, ordering inventory, stocking shelves, smiling, and cleaning and serving your customers!) Deep down, you know there must be an easier way, and planning for profits is the only way to make them.
You spend more time playing catch-up and dealing with the day-to-day issues in your business than you spend on planning profitable workshops and great merchandise or developing your staff.
Your marketing is a little messy ...
You have difficulty organizing and timing your marketing, sales, and promotion plan for maximum impact and you don’t know what you should do or what is working.
You put off planning promotional calendars or sales plans because you’re overwhelmed.
You feel isolated and aren’t being held accountable for hitting and exceeding your sales goals — it’s a little lonely running your business.
You wish you had like-minded support and go-to guidance to build a thriving business, but none of your friends even “get” what you do. They clock into their jobs and leave. Being a creative retailer and store owner is a weird thing to them.
You love your brick and mortar store but you feel it has taken over every aspect of your life! You know it can be better!
Ready for a community custom-made for you?
We know what it’s like to be a heart centred creative shop owner.
We’ve realized most creatives want a community to learn and grow their business. No wasted time, no overwhelm, just education and a community of like-minded retailers who “GET” them.
We are a NICHE, one-of-a-kind community for select retailers only. You won’t be overwhelmed with people from everywhere doing all the things.
This is a smaller dedicated group of passionate retailers running brick and mortar retail shops, booths, and DIY studios. We understand creatives, paint sales, and workshops, multi revenue streams, passion filled dreamers. We get that you may have started with a big dream and and now are running this crazy beautiful maybe messy business.
The Retailer’s Inner Circle monthly coaching group is a first of its kind experience combining coaching, training, and community support led by retailer and retailer mentor and strategist, Wendy Batten, who has years of relevant experience as an industry expert.
We’d like YOU to join our small monthly coaching group specifically made for CREATIVE PASSION FILLED RETAILERS.
Did you know?
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, half of all non-mentored small businesses fail within their first five years? And even then, only 30% of them make it to the ten-year mark. But for small business owners with an advisor or mentor, the difference is striking: 70% of those small businesses that work with an advisor survive: double the rate for un mentored small businesses.
I know I, for one, only saw growth once I started working with a coach and mentors and invested in myself and my business. I continue to work daily with coaches. It’s imperative to keep up with business development and, as an entrepreneur, personal development for our business and life’s well being.
Members of the Inner Circle get exclusive access to all this:
Private Facebook Group
Weekly activities to move the needle in your business including accountability sessions, hot seat calls, live group calls, trainings, and special expert guests.
A Supportive Community
You’ll join an amazing group of like-minded and heart-centered business owners working together on the same journey as you. All at the ready to support you and encourage you.
A monthly group coaching call with Wendy to ask anything and learn from each other. Wendy is also available in the group to help with any question Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.
Monthly Dashboard Tool
Members-only access to a one of a kind retail monthly dashboard tool to help you plan marketing and business goals while staying on track and focused.
Monthly New Trainings
A new retailer training or series is added to the library every month for you, delivered by Wendy or an expert guest.
Seasonal challenges, boot camps and special events to keep you fresh and up to date on what’s working in the retail world.
Plus, access to the Members-Only Library:
Find helpful information for any stage of retail business, ready for you when you’re ready to learn.
The resource library has tools, tips and tricks, video sessions, and more. Neatly organized to take what you need when you need it. We cover all aspects of running a profitable creative retail business and help you design a business that works for you.
This is not a course. No keeping up. No falling behind.
We are about community & resources for you!
How we showed up for the COVID-19 Shutdowns
Every week we take the needs of our retailers in mind and support where it was needed for our members, offering new trainings to help adapt to to the online space and come out of this stronger.
Here’s some of what we did (and continue to do as needed) proud to say, our members have been thriving through these difficult times!
Weekly Group Round Table Meetings
How to Host Virtual Workshops
Search Engine Optimization
Social Shopping with Insta Shops
YOUR INVESTMENTOnly $47 USD per month or our special year rate is only $517 USD
How to get the Best Deal:
GET ONE MONTH FREE: Choose to pay annually and get 1 month FREE (only $517 USD per year)
My promise to you …
It is my intention to keep this group intimate enough that my team and I can get to know all the retailers and their stores. You won’t get lost in a sea of thousands of people. I pinky swear.
This is a monthly mentoring group, you will be billed monthly and you can cancel anytime — absolutely NO COMMITMENT WHATSOEVER (other than we would love to see you commit to your retail success). Your price is guaranteed at the same rate you originally signup at for as long as you stay.
I’m committed to help you go from messy to thriving.
I believe in this community and its members, so if it ends up not being the right fit for you, you can cancel and leave no hard feeling!
The Inner Circle is full of Creative Retailers who are focused on taking action… not just consuming content
Don’t wait. We are only accepting members at this time. The doors will be closing again.
Why wait? If you want business success, stop doing it alone, leap frog with other and a coach. Why wait for that?
I PROMISE you it will be helpful info that will move your business forward and not overwhelming. There’s SO much info coming at us lately, I want the Inner Circle to be easy for you – precise info in a community of quality respectful, helpful, smart retailers.
It is my intention to keep this group intimate enough that my team and I can get to know all the retailers and their stores. You won’t get lost in a sea of thousands of people, I pinky swear.
I truly believe – from the bottom of my heart that this Inner Circle is going to help move your business forward. Don’t take just my word for it, see the testimonials and stories from retailers just like you who have had great success in business since joining. Retailers who work hard and implement the RIGHT things in their business see results.
Together we can achieve great things, without all the overwhelm.
Still wondering if the Inner Circle is right for you?
- You are a brick and mortar or booth sales retailer or DIY studio owner, selling beautiful goods, giftware, items, teaching workshops, doing custom work, vintage and/or creative items in a retail environment. This is for you.
- If you want to grow your business by design, not by default, with ease and a plan in place for profits – this is for you.
- If you are a beginner just opening your retail business, have had your store for a few years and need/want some more structure and community support to help you level up, or if you are ready to scale to multiple stores, or expand. There are topics for all. This is for you.
- If you’re passioned and love your business and know you need to learn or level up “all the business stuff” – this is for you.
- If you want to learn more about sales and marketing, social media, how to get bums in seats for workshops, HR best practices, policies and procedures, merchandising, trends, advertising, financials, how to grow and what to do to get to the next step and all things a retailer needs to know? This is for you.
If any of the above describe you…you’re a creative retailer and we’re your people.
Imagine a life with less stress and more profits and surrounded by a supportive community.
Curious what’s possible?
Watch these powerful stories from our retailers:
Wow! The best money I have ever spent on business development. What I have learned and implemented from this group has had and will continue to have positive impacts on my business for years to come.