My last Savvy Shopkeeper blog post was written and published 5 months ago in March.

I spent the first 5 months of 2018 focusing a bit more on the brick-and-mortar store I co-own with my sister, I also spent those 5 months supporting my life partner on a career endeavor. It was time well spent but extremely demanding. So at the end of May, I made a conscious decision to give myself a bit of a break. Yep, I said it… a BREAK.

For the first time in many, many years I allowed myself to stop juggling 100 balls. My sister and I were still running our store but I actually spent my free time with family and friends, I spent time resting, thinking, journaling, getting aligned and you know what? It felt SO DARN good.

A dear friend appropriately named it my “Summer of Surrender”. During this time I found my intuition guiding me back towards Savvy Shopkeeper and why I started the blog… because I wanted to build a community of shop owners – something I couldn’t find 5 years ago when I started my shopkeeper journey.

So I spent time reading books & articles, researching retail-related topics and engaging with members of my Facebook Group – Savvy Shopkeepers. You might be in the group and if not, I would ask you to consider joining. It’s a very kind and giving group of women shop owners that is approaching 500 members!

My Summer of Surrender isn’t quite over, we are taking a family vacation in the month of August (and I can’t wait to be poolside for days!), but I now know I want to dive back into blogging, sharing, educating, and motivating other shopkeepers.

So what’s my plan?
I will be blogging regularly again, you won’t get each blog post in your inbox but I will be sending you a regular newsletter… don’t worry, I won’t flood your inbox!
I will be offering some valuable and free downloads to help you with your business – focusing on marketing and time management.
I will be hosting online and in-person workshops this fall.
And I have some other big projects in the works.
This summer I learned the importance of rest and alignment, and I feel more focused than ever.

Have you ever taken some time off to get realigned? I’d love to hear about it.

Want to learn more?

  1. Follow Savvy Shopkeeper on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for email updates!
  2. Visit the Shopkeeper’s Academy to learn more about our group memberships and 1:1 coaching.
  3. Listen to the Savvy Shopkeeper Retail Podcast.

I share some of the most helpful information and tips for retail business owners on the Savvy Shopkeeper Retail Podcast. I know you’re busy so episodes are short and sweet at around 20 minutes. Want to work less, profit more, and grow? Listen on any of these platforms:

You’ll find the Savvy Shopkeeper Retail Podcast on all these listening platforms: Spotify  Apple  iHeart  Audible  Amazon Music

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