One on One Business Coaching

 

Business Training with Wendy Batten

For a limited time only! Registration open Dec 22nd – Jan 5th, 2017 only!

One-On-One Coaching for Creative and Paint Retailers who WANT to BUILD Their Retail Business!

I work with creative retailers like you every day. They are creative and BUSY! I know.  I was there too. The problem is they usually are so busy running their bricks and mortar store or booth space and creating beautiful things, that the business part is feeling overwhelming.  They are not making quite enough money vs the time they put in and they just feel a little lost as you try to figure out what to do next with their business.

Is this you? Are you ready for a change maybe?

Together you and I can create a system that ends your overwhelm, gets you more customers, and allows you to make more money doing what you love. Let’s turn your passion into profits and have a business designed around your desired life, instead of your life designed around your business.

I’m willing to bet you’re:

  • You opened this business because you love what you do
  • You may have so many biz ideas that you can’t decide which to do first (it’s a creative curse)
  • You need help figuring out which ideas to pursue
  • You may be great at painting or creating but struggling with the business part of things
  • You are burning the candle at both ends
  • You need to outsource (but what tasks and to whom?)
  • You need someone to bounce ideas off that actually “gets” it
  • You need systems, software, etc
  • You struggle with asking for help
  • You need time management skills. There aren’t enough hours in the day.
  • You need help managing your staff or can’t imagine life with staff
  • You are frustrated you can’t grow social media
  • You feel overwhelmed because all the biz things need to be done all at once
  • You don’t know how to get people in the door to buy and bums in seats for classes
  • And what should you focus on first/most?

Am I right? I hear these things DAILY as I coach paint retailers! DAILY!

And so many times…. super-talented, creatives end up shutting down and quitting their biz.

Now, imagine NOT feeling behind all the time and run down from your business running you.  What would it be like to have regular customers coming in, a plan in place, a life outside the shop?

Here’s how it works

You’ll get Bi-weekly Guidance & Action Plans: 

 Let’s Talk! You’ll get two 30-minute calls with me every month for 3 months. During our calls, we will map out the exact path you need to take to grow your business. We will compare where you currently are in your business and where you WANT to be so that we can put together a roadmap for you. I will give you ideas and plans of action concerning your social media, your branding, your workshop income and your marketing. The two weeks in between our calls gives you ample time to implement the action steps before we talk again.

My goal is to mentor other creatives by inspiring them to succeed and grow with confidence.

I have recently franchised our Front Porch Mercantile retail stores and our ongoing business growth means I can bring a fresh business perspective to your business. I’ve realized my “super powers” if you will, is to encourage and inspire other retailers grow, to stand by their side and cheer them on and to help path the way.

Some questions you may have

I don’t know if this is for me?

Are you a bricks and mortar paint or creative retail store owner looking to have a successful in 2018?  This is for you.
Did you tell yourself last year that next year would be different? This is for you.
Do you like being stressed and overwhelmed with no plan? If yes, this is not for you.

Alternatively, if you are considering turning your hobby business into a retail business, this could be for you too.

Do you offer refunds?

I’m happy to offer a full refund prior to the start of training. Once sessions start, there will be no refunds, thank you for understanding.

How much TIME will this take?

I know, I know, we are ALL BUSY. But, taking as little as 1 hour a week WILL gain you SO much TIME LATER when you are organized and prepared. You can’t afford the time NOT to do. I do estimate about 1 hour a week for homework and training though if you “need a number” to plug into your schedule.

If you have any questions or wonder if this is right for you, just send me an email to wendy at frontporchmercantile dot com and we can chat to see if we are a good fit.

You + Plus me in 2017 = get your creative business out of overwhelm and into the life you want.

Over the course of the last 20 years, I’ve worked as and with entrepreneurs. The last several years I have worked with paint retailers and creatives exclusively, I work with several major paint lines, ran my own successful bricks and mortar store and I can tell you is that most people are naturally either creative or a business mindset, I’m feeling blessed that my brain seems to work with both, maybe you have the creative part down but now you need someone who understands what it takes to run a creative retail business that makes money (because if it’s not making money it’s just a hobby) and who will help encourage and cheer your on.

THAT is what I bring to the table, 20 years of business avvy combined with my natural creative ability and desire to help others succeed.

Enroll today, one-time investment of only $597.00

I have only 7 spots available (3 already sold) for one on one coaching available.

Enrollment will be open only from Dec 22nd to Jan 5, 2018, with coaching starting the week of January 8th for 3 months.I hope you can join me.

If you are ready to move your business forward, enroll today.

 

Here are what some previous clients are saying about working with me

(these clients all from my last bootcamp training session)

 


“This boot camp has opened my eyes! Advance planning and prioritizing how I spend my time. Wendy gives real world help, to address these challenges.

Barbara Zimmerman-Bussey
The Treasured Home


“I have found Wendy’s boot camp to be the most valuable investment I’ve made in my business to date. As a creative entrepreneur, the focus is not always on being organized or planning ahead. Wendy is a successful and amazing creative entrepreneur and with her years of experience in business has been able to develop a course that is interactive, fun and easy to follow and understand. I am winging it no longer! Thank you so much, Wendy! xo

Tina Marie
Honeysuckle Hobbiesr

 


“Wendy’s Bootcamp has provided me the “kick-in-the-butt” I needed to take my business to the next level! Each week was challenging, but oh so useful! With the information I learned, and the weekly “homework” assignments, I feel empowered and motivated, and ready to tackle every season (not just the Holiday Season) in my retail business!”

Joy Huffadine
The Peacock’s Feather


“Holiday Sales BOOTCAMP has gotten more than just my holiday sales goals in shape. I’ve actually gotten a handle on my businesses finances! Which is frankly a miracle because I’ve avoided it like the plague! Wendy approached finance and all the other subjects covered in a way that we creative entrepreneurs can understand and then tackle. For the first time I have a plan that’s based on my own business and that I can actually use to increase my sales. What Wendy taught us can be used way beyond the holidays! Thank you Wendy, here’s to no more winging it!”>

Jayne Ann
Chalk Mercantile


“Wow! The best money I have ever spent on business development. What I have learned and implemented from this Bootcamp will have positive impacts on my business for years to come.

Jeff Lee
The Vintage Nest Home and Gifts

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