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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

May 31, 2021

We are in the business of self-improvement all the time as shop owners, there’s just no end. It’s part of the gig. 

We have to be lifelong learners in order to improve and grow, right?

But... if you’re constantly holding yourself back and thinking that you’re not good at that… start saying to yourself: “you...

May 24, 2021

This year has proven to be a very interesting season for retailers with COVID, quarantines, shutdowns, and reopenings. So I want you to give yourself grace and compassion as you plan and move forward through the rest of 2021.

I started doing mid-year reviews years ago, both for my own business and for my clients, to...

May 17, 2021

I know... nobody wants to talk retail math and numbers. I get it. There are so many numbers we feel like we should be looking at within our business like profit and loss, balance sheets, etc, etc, etc. and we don't quite know where to start.

In this episode, I'm sharing three major (but simple) metrics that you'll want...

May 10, 2021

What do you need to have in place to have a solid business? What would you need to have in place should you decide to sell your business?

"But I'll never sell! This is my passion!"

Never say never. Sometimes opportunities present themselves out of nowhere, or situations arise, and you never know when you may need to...

May 3, 2021

Shop owners are all hoping to create a bit of security within our business, but this year has certainly shown us that we are not always in control.

Having multiple streams of revenue within your business will help you to get that control back! This isn't about necessarily doing more, but it's more about thinking outside...