DISCOVER HOW TO BUILD THE RETAIL STORE YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF

Hey there, I'm Salena

My passion is to help independent retailers like YOU to have a profitable retail business – without burning out.

Business doesn't have to be all about stress and hard work – you can achieve success and enjoy the journey.

Unfortunately, it took me too many years of working more hours than I should and getting to the point of burn out, before I figured this out.

Even though I had a business degree, there was nowhere I could go to find out how to open or run a retail business.
There was no community of retailers who would openly share their knowledge or experience.

 

 

“I Don't Recommend Opening A Store In The Middle Of A Global Economic Downturn”

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My first store opened in the  middle of the Global Financial Crisis.

Setting myself up for failure from the start, right?

But I was determined to make it work.

The reality of the situation was this:

Even though I had a business degree

there was nowhere I could go to find out how to open or run a retail business.

There was no community of retailers who would openly share their knowledge or experience.

Heck, we didn’t have data on our phones, so mobile ecommerce wasn’t even in existence!

I spent every waking moment learning all about websites, point of sale systems, marketing, sales and being a boss.

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I made lots of mistakes along the way

Wasted a lot of money, trying different things.
Looking back, I wasn’t great at celebrating the moments of success, of which there were many.

Ultimately, that first store grew, creating a fabulous retail experience for my customers and an inspiring and empowering culture for my staff.

All of which added up to a multi-award-winning chain of retail stores, years down the track.

And then one day

One of my team asked me WHY I was at work (it was a Friday).

"I've got a super busy day ahead", I replied.

But I didn't.

I had 'processed' myself out of my business.

The ultimate goal for most business owners. A team that works perfectly, when you're not there.

Employees who love coming to work, and knew their jobs better than I did.

There was no need for me to be there every day.

And with this light bulb moment came the realisation that if the stores no longer needed me, then my heart was no longer in it.

It was time to sell up and move on
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"Teach everything you know"

And now that's exactly what I do.

Filling each day, helping independent retailers, just like you, to increase their sales, hire the right people and maximise their profits.

Instilling confidence, providing guidance and sharing everything I learnt, from the costly mistakes right through to the big wins, so that you can replicate the successes and avoid the pitfalls.

My super-power is being able to instantly see what's not working, and my mind immediately starts developing strategies on how to fix them.

“So if you want great, hands-on advice from someone who's been there - you're in the right place”