As creative entrepreneurs—that’s you, that’s me—we recharge our creativity with more creative endeavors. It’s important to keep this in mind, to honor this aspect of ourselves, and to connect with others who need and support this practice.
Do you think that quarterly realignment of strategic initiatives with long-term goals is just for big businesses? Done well, a structured quarterly business plan can serve as a silent, well-informed, and influential business partner to help keep independent retailers on track and accountable.
I share three tips to help ensure the successful execution of your thoughtful business planning exercise, as well as three pitfalls to avoid.
How is your business year shaping up compared to your goals and expectations? Any time of the year is a great time to assess the most pivotal areas of your business and take action. Learn how to think long-term about your business success today and every day.
I'm at a retreat meets residency outside of California's Joshua Tree reflecting on the need for white space. Here time feels expansive.
It can be difficult to schedule white space. Before we know it the business has taken control of you, rather than you leading the business.
In this short video I talk about why it’s so important to take that time and make this space in order to stay clear on your priorities.
A genuine transaction takes two parties: a merchant and a customer. The ability to respond to what's happening around us is one of the best parts of being a merchant. This month I bring you a four-part series on how to use your business size (and brand voice) to your advantage.
In this week’s trend report for independent retailers and makers I illustrate how business agility leads to sustainable and long–term success. I also teach how to implement this skill today to begin the process of unlocking more profit with ease.
#1 THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
#2 HOW TO DESIGN A FOOLPROOF BRAND EXPERIENCE
#3 5 STEPS TO SELL SLOW-MOVING STOCK
#4 CREATING A COMMUNITY (AND LOYAL CUSTOMERS)
#5 LEARN WHY SHOPLIFTING HAPPENS AND HOW YOU CAN PREVENT IT
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