Q&A Time

You all asked such great questions after the “Avoid A Holidaze” webinar I decided to answer some more here. Thanks so much for joining us. It means the world to me to be able to support you– and it was fun to give out those prizes! How do we differentiate between Small Business Saturday and Black Friday? Sue from Illinois … Read More

The Storm. The Election: Where’s the focus? Where’s your focus?

The Storm. The Election: Where’s the focus? Where’s your focus? As Hurricane Matthew came closer and closer to the eastern shores of the United States, I couldn’t stop watching. I knew many people in the way of the storm. We didn’t know what would happen or where it would hit. It was so scary. Suddenly it occurred to me that … Read More

Feeling a Bit Overwhelmed?

I just heard this from a client who was at our Retail Profit Revolution. She said “You promised I’d come home with tons of ideas to make my store life more profitable and fun. And I did. But there is so much to do and I stepped back into all these messes back at the store.” To be honest, I … Read More

FYI – Recap Forms

When we work with our clients, we have a form that they send back immediately after the appointment. We call it a recap form because they recap the action steps that they will take and what we committed to do for them. I got a recap form from a client the other day – and it contains a great reminder … Read More

Good vs Great Retailer – 7 Ways To Tell The Difference

What differentiates a Great retailer from a good one? There are 7 Traits to Differentiate Great vs Good Retailers. I think about this often as I work with retailers to help them be the best that they can be – both in the store and in their life. It all comes down 7 simple traits. The best news about it … Read More

Don’t Ignore Turn (I know YOU don’t!) Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1, So Much Profit Hidden in this One Word, first and then come back here!   Another true story about why you Don’t Ignore Turn In June I met with a client who was frustrated by his lack of cash flow. We identified one of the problems: His turn was too low. By digging deeper, we … Read More

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

One Way To Make Your Life Easier

One Way To Make Your Life Easier   My goal is always to make your job easier and point out ways that you can do something once and re-use it! I know how many hats you wear and how much you have to do.  I like to call this a “Rinse and Repeat”. Who doesn’t love that?  Let’s dig in! … 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

Don’t Let Your Leprechaun Turn Into A Pumpkin.

I did a quick video for you in honor of the big national holiday today! I’ve got some special treats for you. So before you go off to dance a jig with me,,,and eat corned beef and cabbage..yum yum…. Sign up for the Profit Breakthrough System by midnight to get the “Luck of the Irish” treats that will create more … Read More