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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Aug 31, 2020

Sales Expert Nikki Rausch teaches authentic selling to creative retailers. With a background in neuro-linguistic programming and 25 years of experience selling, Nikki breaks down the process easy-to-implement techniques, tools, and tips for creatives who feel uneasy with the whole concept of “selling”

Nikki shares...

Aug 24, 2020

The stories you tell yourself aren’t always true. These stories are called limiting beliefs. They are FALSE!

When I hear creatives say:

  • "I'm not a numbers person"
  • "I'm creative, not a business owner type"
  • "Stress and overwhelm are a normal part of this creative shop owner life"
  • "I don’t have time to plan"
  • "I'm not...

Aug 19, 2020

Want more foot traffic and visibility? Posting on all of the social media platforms is NOT the answer.

I hear it over and over again, and I bet this is you too with your retail business. One of the core frustrations from my retail coaching clients is that they are completely frustrated and overwhelmed when it comes...

Aug 11, 2020

I’ve got really good news for small independent creative retailers during this pandemic time.

There is a boom happening for small business. Just check out these stats:  

  • 76% of consumers are trying NEW brands right now. This means they are shopping local, trying smaller brands, appreciating customer service, and...

Aug 4, 2020

As a retailer and business owner, you work really hard. I see you. I’ve been there. But like I did for years and I see so many retailers doing this, you cannot forget to pay yourself. You are in business to make a profit, not hang on and see what’s left in the till.

“If you are not paying yourself a living wage,...