Grow Your Business. Enrich Your Life.

Personal retail coaching & consulting from experienced experts.

The dream of opening a retail store can soon become a nightmare.

Your independent retail store is the realization of a lifelong dream. But, let’s face it, the task of running a retail store profitably can keep you up at night. Greater success is seen when retailers use a proven blueprint — like our own Profit Breakthrough SystemTM — to grow your business and see more profits. Ultimately, the result is better sleep so you can face each day with enthusiasm.


Of new businesses have positive cash flow in year one


All it takes for most retailers to see major breakthroughs


Average sales increase, while decreasing inventory 19%

$ Million

Revenue growth (from zero) in 29 months

When You Become a Retail Maven ...


More revenue, profit, and personal enrichment from each workday


Extra enjoyment and fun from your role as retail leader


Business makes life better; it shouldn’t take it over


Cathy Donovan Wagner

Meet Our Mavens

RETAILMavens is led by industry thought leader and former retailer Cathy Donovan Wagner and a team of energetic coaches. They combine the art of your passion with the science of successful business practices. Their results speak for themselves.

Work With Us

Group & One-On-One Coaching

Become a Retail Maven: apply the proven principles of The Profit Breakthrough SystemTM with encouragement and shared learning of other independent retailers in The Profit Club. Or apply to join our Mastermind group for one-on-one consulting.

Retail Courses

Learn key lessons on your own schedule. Topics include: killer clearance sales, winning holiday strategies, unlocking retail success secrets, and more.

Store Openings & Closings

Take advantage of the playbook we’ve developed after opening, closing, and selling retail locations for over two decades.


4 Minutes Could Change Everything

Just a few quick questions from this short quiz can start your journey toward bigger profits and better sleep.

Discover where you're on track

Areas where you need to focused attention

How to get the freedom you want

Latest Retail Tips & Tutorials

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This World Needs You: A November Challenge

As an independent retailer, you are an integral part of a HUGE patchwork that ties your community together. On a larger scale, you are a cornerstone of our greater society. That is why we are declaring November the month of … Read More

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