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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Mar 20, 2023

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I often get asked my thoughts on going into business with friends and honestly, I have seen it succeed and I’ve seen it go sideways. Today, we are going to focus on the good. I’m interviewing Susan Mocker and Devon Cretella, owners of Extending Grace, a home decor shop in Hubbard, Ohio. They are sharing...

Mar 13, 2023

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It’s easy for us as passionate retailers to quickly fall in love with the “perfect” space and location, but how do we know it’s the right business move? In this episode, I’ll talk you through four things you need to know and do before signing a lease for your retail business.


As a retail coach...

Mar 6, 2023

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They say success is 80% mindset, but what happens when factors outside of your control (in this episode we will talk specifically about competition) leave you feeling defeated?  How can you get your mindset back to good? In this episode, I’m going to talk you through how performing a SWOT Test on your...

Feb 27, 2023

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It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day duties of running your business within the four walls of your shop.  In this episode, my guest Darrin Stern and I will shine a light on the value and benefits of attending trade shows.


Darrin is the Show Director of the h+h americas trade show, a brand...

Feb 20, 2023

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Now that you know how to plan successful events and promotions, you need to market them with intention to ensure customers show up. In this episode, I share intentional marketing tips and ideas that will help you meet the goals you set for your event. (HINT: It’s more than just setting up a Facebook event,...