Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers.

Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers. Ideas To Reduce Markdowns That Deserve Your Undivided Attention – Right Now Before Your Sales Start! Gardening really isn’t my thing.  How about you?  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being surrounded by the beauty that flowers provide. You also know that I love numbers and processes.  I was ecstatic to learn that there was a … Read More

Real Retailer Q’s: My Cash Flow is SUCKING

It all started with this email from my client……….. Hey Cathy- I saw you e-mailed me last week or something, and I never got around to responding. I was knee-deep in my last big promotion and now I’m desperate for an idea to help cash flow. The launch went ok, not as great as I was hoping, but it brought … Read More

Merchandising Your Point of Sale Area…To Make You Money

By Nicole Rehyle Have you ever thought about those valuable minutes when a customer is standing in front of you ready to make a purchase? There are many ways to view this scenario. You can be grateful, happy and excited that you are making a sale. Who doesn’t like that? But you can also still be in “sales” mode without … Read More

The First 3 Things You Should Pay in 2016?

The start of a new year is filled with hope and promise, right? Like you, I am very visual. The new year reminds me of a bright shiny new penny or a beautiful pristine landscape covered in snow. There is one thing that you have to pay to keep your hope alive for increased profits for 2016. You have to … Read More

Top 9 Retail Things Rodeo Dr. Taught Me

The mecca of retail is Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Every brand name wants to be on that street. Every retailer dreams of it. We brought our clients to learn and experience it. We are always challenging them to think bigger. In order to think bigger – you have to experience bigger! Our visit was a fascinating journey of joy … Read More

Super Bowl = Super Store Sales

114,400,000 people. That is the number of viewers for the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015. An incredible 71.1% of all TV’s on at that time were watching the game. It is a major cultural event. Don’t miss using it as an opportunity to drive traffic to your store. Use it as the end of the sale season. Generally, … Read More

DO NOT Make Any New Year’s Resolutions Yet. It Would Be A Big Mistake.

There are so many posts about resolutions for the New Year. And you all know that I believe in goals…and in writing them down. That is surely a step that increases success. But DON’T make any New Year’s Resolutions. Not yet. It would be a mistake to jump forward like that. There is something else you must do first! We … Read More

Holiday Sales Checklist: THE 4-Step Scientific Formula

Here is THE 4-step scientific formula to ensure your Holiday Indie Retail Sales Skyrocket and Avoid the Pitfalls that Prevent Maximum Profits. The holidays as a retailer are tough. I’m not going to lie – you know it and I know it. Long hours mean less time to spend with our families and friends. Add the pressure to meet your … Read More

Are You Susie or Clare: A Retail Riddle.

Watch the short video below to see if you can solve the retail riddle. We are insanely proud of it.  Why? Because tons of you are making this mistake. And stuck in a “Broke Mindset”. Let us know what you think on www.facebook.com/retailmavens. Are You Susie or Clare: A Retail Riddle.  

A Cub Can Be A Great Leader

It was amazing and unbelievable. They are very young – the youngest club. They are the oldest team in the sport to have gone without a World Series Championship. Their fan culture is all built around “Next Year”. They are a team that no one expected to be a contender for at least a couple more years. Yet here they … Read More