Podcast Episode 3: Helping Small Retailers Grow Their Profits

By Laura @ IWMLB Project | Podcasts

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Nov 14

Hey and welcome to the third episode of the ‘I Want My Life Back Project’ podcast!


In this episode, I interview Catherine Erdly from Future Retail. Catherine actually did the exact same job as me. We were both in Merchandise Planning for retail.

Catherine left her full-time position to set up a consultancy for small independent retailers to help them grow their profits.

We have a really interesting chat about what it means to work in the retail industry, why big businesses are failing and why it is such a great time for independent retailers.

*Please excuse any sound blips – I had an issue with my headphones so had to cut a few crackly bits out! I have just ordered a microphone from Amazon so shouldn’t have that problem again.*

Here are some of the highlights of the episode:

  • Why so many people starting online or store-based businesses get stuck
  • How you should be going through 4 stages when starting your own retail business
  • Solutions for saving money when starting your retail business
  • Using Facebook groups to test your idea

You can listen to the episode below:

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here

Links to website and groups mentioned in the episode:

Website: Future Retail

Course: Catherine’s course has now launched! You can get 10% off the course with the code LAURA10

How To Profitably Price Your Products

Free Facebook group: Female Founders in Retail  

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Podcast recorded on Zencastr, edited with GarageBand for Mac, finished off post-production with Auphonic and hosted by Podbean (my affiliate link).

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About the Author

Hi, I am Laura. I set up the 'I Want My Life Back Project' after burning out in a corporate job. I quit in May 2017 and set about getting my life back. I now freelance 2 days a week, run this blog, manage my rental properties and am SO MUCH HAPPIER! All the content on this blog is to help you to get your life back too :-)