Consulting

I can help you make more money from wholesale.

Because every year I spend thousands on creative businesses like yours.

As the owner of an award-winning gifts and fashion boutique, I’m always on the look-out for exciting products to share with my customers.

So I know what makes wholesale buyers say yes – and what makes us buy from your competitors instead.

Ever wish you could sit down with a shopkeeper and just say “Look, what do I have to do to get, or keep, your business?”

I can tell you.

Psssst. Would you like these things too?

How does finally quitting your day job sound?

Or selling your work easily, without feeling awkward, embarrassed or vulnerable?

Or being around to pick the kids up from school, or take the whole summer off, because you’re in charge of your time and income?

As many of my clients and students have discovered, when you own a thriving wholesale business, making more money is really just the start.

“It was invaluable talking with you – asking questions, getting personalized recommendations and pinpointing the steps I need to take to make things happen. Amazing.”

Kirsten Reeder | Baby product designer

“I chose you because of your experience as a stockist. You have first-hand knowledge and use easy-to-understand language with lots of fun and interesting examples.”

Dinah Mitchell | Glass maker and jewellery designer

Let's get on the phone for a one-to-one about
your specific wholesale business.

So you don’t have to struggle by yourself anymore.

My clients tell me I have a kind, funny, down-to-earth approach that takes the fear out of wholesale

I’m the person you call when you want someone to break wholesale down and make it feel do-able.

When you want to be confident you’ve got the best chance of success.

When you want to find and fix the places where you’re shooting yourself in the foot.

Because when you know all that, you can get on with making a living from doing what you love.

This little guide explains how to choose the consulting that's right for you.

I’ve put together a handy booklet on what I do and how I do it (complete with 9 client stories) for your delectation.

Read it all the way to the end, and you’ll know exactly what you need to know.

GET THE GUIDE

“I’ve never found anyone who can impart this information with such warmth, clarity and relevance. Plus, you’re empathetic to how I’m feeling – you understand.”

Amy Chin | Graphic Artist

“I chose you because of your warm yet no-nonsense tone. I’m tired of coaches who claim to know what they’re talking about, but it’s really just fluff. I needed specific tactics and guidance.”

Cynthia Cortina | Maker of bath and body products

Here's everything you get, in a nutshell

Access to my online appointment booking service so you can schedule appointments at your convenience, in your local time.

When it’s time for us to talk, I’ll call you on your landline, mobile or via Skype so you incur no additional costs.

A 9-page intake questionnaire to help you outline your current situation, wants, needs and objectives for your consulting.

My “How To Get The Most Out Of Your Consulting Time” guide which walks you through how to maximise the benefit you get from our sessions.

Fast, friendly email support if you need help, advice or answers to quick questions in between calls.

Downloadable MP3 recordings of our consulting calls for a stress-free refresher on anything we’ve covered.

Email reminders after each call to recap the steps we’ve discussed to help you reach your goals

Plus, 10-15 specific suggestions on how to improve your buyers' pack

So you hit the ground sprinting.

Before we talk (by phone or Skype,) I’ll take a close look at your buyers’ pack and website and compile a list of 10-15 practical, fluff-free suggestions for improvements.

From a retailer’s point of view, these are the kind of tweaks that can take your catalogue or pitch letter from “Yeah, maybe one day” to “Let’s place an order now.”

You’ll receive my suggestions shortly before our first call, so we can talk through any questions or areas of fuzziness.

“I’m very, very pleased with your Buyer’s Pack suggestions and the notes I made during our phone call – you’re my secret weapon!”

Julie Fountain | Glass designer

“I really enjoyed our call and the critique of my buyer’s pack. It was a big relief get your suggestions, and have you “ok” it before I send it out!”

Sylvie Roy | Skincare maker

Ready to get started?

If you’re looking to get some one-to-one help with wholesale, get in touch to schedule an initial, no-charge call to talk about what you need.

If you’re like most artists, you’ve probably never thought of hiring a consultant for your wholesale business before and it can feel pretty surreal. So let’s break it down so you know what to expect.

First, email me, or fill in the contact form below, to let me know you’re thinking about booking some consulting time. Then we’ll set up a quick chat – around fifteen minutes usually covers it.

When we get on the phone I’ll have a few questions to ask you, and I might add a couple more if something you say sparks another question.

You’ll also have the chance to ask me anything you like. Then, if I can help you, I’ll give you an idea as to how, and we’ll talk budget. My consulting rate is $200 an hour and custom payment plans are available.

You can use your consulting time however you want. You might buy a single session and use it right now, or book several hours and use them over the course of a year. In all cases, you have eighteen months to use your sessions and you don’t have to schedule them right away.

If you’re interested in us working together, drop me an email or fill in the form below to kick things off.

Then we’ll set about making wholesale work for you.

With every warm wish for your success,

Clare

clare@indieretailacademy.com

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