We work with small independent brick and mortar retail stores and online retailers across multiple industry verticals.

Startups

Whether you already have a physical store, an online store, or some combination, or you are still in the design and planning phase, we can help you grow your business. We often assist with market research, feasibility analysis, business planning, or developing a go-to-market strategy or marketing plan.

Established Businesses

Our consulting practice for established retail businesses focuses on positioning clients for long term, sustainable growth. This usually requires an in-depth analysis of internal (people, organizational structure, processes, systems) and external (competitors, market trends, pricing, marketing) aspects of your business. 

Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t make false promises about doubling revenue within a few months, or turning things around in weeks. We practice what we preach — steady, sustainable growth achieved through hard work, great ideas, superior execution, and ethical marketing.

Business problems we help solve

How do we compete in the market? Our competitors are killing us on price. We can’t keep lowering our prices — we’ll just go out of business. How can we improve our competitive positioning, attract less price-sensitive customers, and increase our bottom line?

What marketing and advertising channels should we focus on to grow our company? Our competitors are all over social media, have mobile apps, and are leaving us in the dust. We don’t use digital marketing and advertising effectively. How do we build a strong presence on the Internet?

What marketing and advertising channels should we focus on to grow our company? Our competitors are all over social media, have mobile apps, and are leaving us in the dust. We don’t use digital marketing and advertising effectively. How do we build a strong presence on the Internet?

How can we scale our business without compromising our quality and values? The market is huge, but we have a tiny market share. We don’t want to just sit still and watch our competitors leave us behind. But we also don’t want to grow so fast that we lose our identity — everything that makes us special. How do we find the right balance?

Our brick and mortar store has had declining revenues for several years. The neighborhood has changed and many of the local businesses that used to be near us have moved elsewhere. Should we move to another location? What other options do we have?

How do we attract and retain the best people? We seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. If we increase wages too much, we don’t make any money. If we keep wages where they are, turnover increases and we lose our best employees. What should we do?

We have been in business for many years. We have one location now, but we want to expand to other neighborhoods here, and then open up stores in other cities. We need help sorting through all the options, developing a realistic expansion plan and then executing the plan.

How do we adopt more sustainable practices? We want to shift our entire business toward more environmentally sustainable practices, without negatively impacting profits. What are our options?

If you are looking for a business consulting firm with integrity, passion, and a talent for delivering results, then you have come to the right place. You may have more options than you think. We can help you identify and sort through opportunities so you can make informed decisions that balance risks against rewards, and shift your business to another level.

Contact Us now to learn more about our retail business consulting services and confidentially discuss your unique situation.