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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Oct 26, 2020

Have you thought about what business success means to you?

You started your business because you had passion and a unique set of skills to share with the world. But maybe those skills didn’t include a business background or an understanding of how to take your creative shop from newly opened doors to profitable.


Oct 19, 2020

“The map is not the territory.” Meaning, the path is not reflected realistically on paper.

There are twists, turns, and bumps in the road to success. 

As a retailer, you know starting and running a creative business is anything but running down a simple checklist one-by-one.

While there isn’t necessarily a map to...

Oct 12, 2020

Are you taking the time to regularly assess your retail business as the Creative CEO, my friend?

As creatives and small business owners, sometimes we get swept up in the day-to-day of shopkeeping tasks — tidying displays, opening inventory boxes, conducting workshops, or providing customer service. 

While these are...

Oct 5, 2020

Take a hard look at how you’re spending time and energy in your creative retail business. Is there something you’re doing out of habit or obligation, even though it stresses you out? Let’s move past complacency, my friend, and build the right-sized, successful business of your dreams.

Sometimes having to make...