Independent Retail Speaker

Helping Store Owners Work Less, Profit More and Grow!

Kathy Cruz was both engaging and relatable. Someone I could listen to over and over.

-2022 Preservation on Main Street Conference Attendee

What Kathy Believes In…


 Retail business owners can be passionate about running their businesses without working 60+ hour weeks so they can spend time doing other things they enjoy.


B&M Retailers can beat the stigma around math and numbers. Learning how to set up systems so they can get insight into their business AND understand their P&L is possible!


When store owners realize they can stop overworking and start focusing on profit, Kathy teaches them how to start implementing growth strategies!

Kathy’s sessions were amazing!

-2022 Savvy Shopkeeper Retreat Attendee
Kathy Cruz, Independent Retail Speaker

What makes Kathy different

Kathy co-owns and continues to run a brick and mortar retail business in Ohio.

Kathy opened a home decor and gift store in 2015 with her sister. Kathy went from a full time career to running two profitable businesses without burning herself out and now teaches other business owners how to create lives they love.

Kathy offers both in-person and virtual:

keynote speeches
educational presentations
-interactive workshops

Whether you’re looking for a keynote presentation for a large conference or hands-on workshops with retailers, Kathy’s relatable style creates a relaxed and fun environment for any setting.

Presentation titles have included:

  • Courageously Conquer Growth: 8 Ways to Grow Your Retail Business
  • The Well Oiled Machine: Create Systems and Processes To Help Your Retail Business Run Efficiently
  • Empower Yourself with these 7 Brick & Mortar Retail Business Metrics
  • Master Your Mindset: The Power of Visualization for Retail Business Owners
  • Work Less: How To Manage Life and Business on Your Terms

Kathy’s Popular Podcast episodes

April 2022 – Episode 120

My Personal Thoughts on Store Growth & Expansion

January 2022 – Episode 107

Store Layout &
Merchandising Tips

Book Kathy

If you’d like to hire Kathy as an Independent Retail Speaker at your next event, please complete this form and include the following:

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