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Savvy Shopkeeper Retail Podcast

Sep 29, 2022

The 2022 Savvy Shopkeeper Retreat is over, and I have SO much to share with you! I’ve only been home a few days, and I’m still processing all of the magical moments from this year’s retreat at Frügthaven Farm.

One thing I am ready to share with you, though, is a recap of my presentation about retail planning....

Sep 22, 2022

Finding a planner that meets the needs of independent retailers has been a struggle for far too long.

I’ve heard countless shopkeepers tell me that they’ve tried planners only to find out they don’t offer what they need…and then the planner ends up in the garbage, with both money and paper wasted. 


Sep 15, 2022

When your store is brand new (or still just a dream!), it’s challenging to think about the future because you’re focused on the now.

During my Aspiring Retailer and Savvy Starter stages, knowing how to plan would have been incredibly helpful. And now that I’ve learned about planning, it’s a key part of my...

Sep 8, 2022

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said just grab a “good old pen and paper” on the podcast. Not only am I a fan of getting things out of my head, but I’m also a fan of writing things down, so I don’t forget them.

But after five years of paper piling up on my desk, I was beyond frustrated. I never felt I...

Sep 1, 2022

Julie had always loved to craft as a hobby. After the loss of her newborn son, Julie needed something to do with her hands—and from there, her business bloomed.

Now, with 25 years of retail business ownership under her belt, Julie’s business is blooming once again. Attending the 2021 Savvy Shopkeeper Retreat...