Ever felt unmotivated and simply not in the mood to do anything? Yeah, it happens to me too. Use these 3 steps to boost your motivation and productivity! I had these amazing eight weeks of rocking and rolling after the holidays with all sorts of fabulous ideas and new marvelous clients – it was great! I am usually motivated and … Read More
9 Signs Your Store is in Trouble
Are You a Frog? Warts and all? If I were to ask you: Are you a frog? Warts and all? I’m going to guess that your immediate response is: “NO! And I don’t have any warts!” But are you sure? We all know the story about the frog and boiling water. It goes that if you put a frog in … Read More
Retail Planning: Do NOT Make Resolutions Yet!
This time of year we’re flooded with posts about New Year resolutions. And don’t get me wrong – I absolutely believe in setting goals, and in writing them down. That’s surely a step that increases success. But right now I’m asking you to NOT make any New Year’s Resolutions. Not yet. There is something else you must do first. Look … Read More
How To Start a Successful Retail Business
Have you wondered how to start a successful retail business? If you’re thinking of starting a retail business, keep reading! I 100% believe that the future of retail is bright – but no one dreams of starting or running a struggling business so read on as I tell you what it will take to have a successful retail start up … Read More
Retail vs. Wholesale – What’s the Difference?
I often get asked: Retail vs. Wholesale – What’s the difference between the two? If you’re just getting started with your business, and you’ve found yourself curious about the differences between retail and wholesale and which is right for you – You’re in the right place! While there are a lot of similarities between the two – They both revolve … Read More
7 Sure Ways to Waste Your Team’s Time
I remember when a retailer told me that staff meetings were a waste of time. Now I have heard many excuses why retailers don’t do them – but I usually don’t hear that they aren’t worth doing at all. So when I dug a little deeper, it became clear that this retailer was making some very common mistakes that did … Read More
Do you have Shiny New Object Syndrome?
We live in truly amazing times. Technological advances are making things possible we never even could have dreamed about just a decade or two ago – Like social media, cloud based computing, iPads and virtual assistants like Google and Alexa. (What’s your fav command? Mine is “Alexa play Taylor Swift’s new album from Spotify”) But with all the opportunities this … Read More
The Life of a Richer Retailer
What does it mean to live the life of a richer retailer? Imagine… Being completely rested. Feeling good. Being fully supported – emotionally, physically and financially.Spending your time wisely, on what you love most.Indulging in exquisite foods. Feeling inspired by your work. Laughing often.Loving your surroundings. Feeling rich. In every sense of the word. This is what it means to … Read More
How to Set a Sales Goal – And Why You Should
Do you set a sales goal every month, which feeds your overall sales goal for the year? If your answer is “sometimes”, you are not alone. It’s an important step that a lot of retailers miss (or skip) for one of these reasons: Why Sales Goals are Important Here is why you should: Setting realistic sales goals is so important … Read More
5 Steps to Negotiate with Your Landlord
As a store owner, there will come a point when you have to negotiate with your landlord. Often it’s when it’s time to renew your lease, but sometimes circumstances calls for a different negotiation. Like when you just can’t make rent. Early on during the pandemic many store owners around the world faced having to shut down their business. It … Read More