Small Town Retail: You CAN Thrive

Lori holding her award and the words 'Thriving in small town retail'

Cathy:I can’t wait to introduce you to Lori Holt, tell us a bit about your store!  Lori:My shop is called Quilter’s Corner and we’re in a little tiny town in central South Dakota – Population 700! Our closest stoplight is 60 miles away. 60 miles to a Walmart, to fast food. So that tells you, we are in the boonies! … Read More

Cyndi Made $45,000 in 3 Days

Retailer Cyndi smiles into the camera. The title reads Cyndi made $45,000 in 3 days

Cathy:Hi Cyndi! So we’re going to talk about how you did, $45,000 in three days – It’s mind blowing you guys! Please tell us the story about your store, Cyndi, where it’s located and all the fun stuff!  Cyndi:I’m located in Massachusetts, in Franklin, it’s a suburb of Boston. I have been doing this for 17 years now. Prior to … Read More

Retail Marketing Tip: How Sunni Made $4,800 in 7 Days

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Learn the retail marketing tip Sunni used to make $4,800 in just 7 days, in this success story! Sunni is a member of our RETAILMavens Coaching program where strategies like this helps you grow sales in a consistent way. Click to learn more about the Sales Breakthrough System we use inside the program for real retail success! Cathy:Welcome Sunni! I’m … Read More

Increase Your Sales Right Now

This is an actual conversation that I had with a retailer… “Cathy, my business stinks. What can I do?” “I would love to help you. Send me some information so that I can see what strategy you should take to explode your profits. In the meantime, can I give you one REVENUE-BUILDING-GUARANTEED tip?” “Please anything, I will do anything! The … Read More

Renegade Notes

I’ve got a student of mine whom I adore. She’s a talented, highly intelligent and capable business owner whom now no one knows about. And it’s mostly her choice.

So Much Profit Hidden In This One Word

There Is So Much Profit Hidden In This One Word. The following is a true story. The names have been changed to protect the innocent idiot. Pat owned a toy and children’s clothing store. After a great year in which she was up about $42,000 from the previous year while maintaining the same expense structure, Pat was looking forward to … Read More

Client Case Study – You Will Never Believe What Their Team Did

Meme and Bree, while working long, tedious hours for other people, had a fabulous idea. “If we’re working so hard, we might as well be working for ourselves!” Sound familiar? Since they were incredibly talented and intelligent women with a strong work-ethic, they did their best, and everything turned out hunky-dory. Or not. “We didn’t know what we didn’t know,” … Read More

Case Study: Profit Breakthrough System

Just wrapped up this brand new case study video: In it, I show you how a “doing the best they could” mother-daughter team got a strategy and increased their sales by 32.7% I had to tell them to drop a vendor that represented almost 25% of their business – they didn’t know it was unprofitable. I walk you through the … Read More

A Tale of Two Stores, Crazy Missed Opportunities and Lost Profits

There is an art and a science to retail. A key part of the science is managing the inventory well so that the investment that you have in your single biggest asset is maximized. As founder of Management One (which is the inventory planning tool that I use), Marc Weiss spends a great deal of time analyzing data. He shared … Read More

CASE STUDY: How To Increase Your Net Income by $53,976

My client had come through 2009 with sales down and profits up.  That was good news.  She recognized that she had done better than most retailers, but she wanted to get much more from 2010.  Bottom line, she wanted to make more money – and expected me to show her how.  My problem was that we have been working together … Read More