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Creative Shop Talk with Wendy Batten

Aug 14, 2023

 With host retail coach Wendy Batten


The time has come!  It’s now mid-August and before you know it, the holiday shopping season will be here.  Your shop will be full of customers, your profits will be high, and you’ll be feeling GREAT.  But wait, how do you get there? I’m here to help!


Over my 10 years in this business, I have found that retailers who are most successful going into the holiday season have two things in common: (1) a good mindset and (2) a plan in place.


Here’s how I’m helping retailers like you get ready for this holiday season!


1. I’m hosting a FREE live Holiday Prep Workshop August 28th at 4pm ET. I’ll talk you through some things you’ll want to have in place so your holiday retail season goes smoothly. Learn more and register here! 


2. For podcast listeners, Grab my free Holiday Podcast Playlist!  Over the years, we’ve had some incredible conversations here on the podcast about all things Q4 so I decided to curate a playlist for you with the best of CST holiday podcast episodes.  You can grab it HERE.


3. If you’ve been on the fence about joining my Retailer’s Inner Circle, the time is NOW. We start our full Holiday Boot Camp in September - it is a five part plan to give you all the steps you need for a successful end of the year. We host it inside the Retailer’s Inner Circle and it is all new and revamped this year. Come be part of the conversation. As you know, we also have countless masterclasses and a great community rich with conversation and ideas from retailers all over the world.  This is where you’ll find your people!


Thanks for listening today!  I hope to see your smiling faces on August 28th for the Holiday Prep Workshop. If you have any questions about the services I offer for retailers, jump into my DMs on Instagram or shoot me an email! I’d love to help.


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Grab the Holiday Playlist HERE.

About your host, Wendy Batten

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Wendy, a small business coach and founder of the Retailer’s Inner Circle, where I help other independent shop owners learn how to gain the right business skillsets to see more profits, paychecks, and joy as they navigate running their retail business. 

Through online classes, business coaching programs, speaking, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped hundreds of retailers around the globe reclaim their dream and see the success they want from their beautiful shops. My signature private coaching community, The Retailer’s Inner Circle, has helped retailers around the world build their retail business skill sets and confidence. 

I am proud to have been featured in several major publications, including my own business column in What Women Create magazine. I have been privileged to be a guest on top-ranked podcasts and sought-after as a guest speaker and teacher for several brands, associations, and communities that are passionate about the success of independent retailers.

When I’m not coaching, you will find me either DIYing and renovating my very imperfect old crooked cottage by the sea in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, NS, or blogging about our travel and RVing adventures and the weird fun things we get up to in our coastal village. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for real retailers at 


For more support from Wendy


Retailer’s Inner Circle - Join Wendy inside the best retailer’s community


Wendy’s FREE Resources for shop owners 


Hang out and connect with Wendy on IG 


All of Wendy’s programs and services for shop owners can be found HERE. 

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