The Resilient Retail Club

Expert support starting, growing, and scaling your retail business

Let retail and small business expert Catherine Erdly support your retail business to grow your sales and profits to create a business that lasts

Join The Resilient Retail Club for £38 per month or £380 per year
The introduction to The Resilient Retail Club

Do you need support with your small product business?

Want to get support, work more efficiently and grow your sales & profits?

Then you’re in the right place! I’m an expert working with independent product businesses to improve how their small business runs.

Join The Resilient Retail Club

The jam-packed membership for independent retail businesses

Growing your product business just got easier. 

You are moments away from the essential training, expert advice and supportive community that you need to start, grow or scale your small business.

Get the expert knowledge and strategy on what makes the biggest impact on your small business bottom line (and your brain space!) and learn how to implement it with ease.

Trusted by over 350 independent retail businesses

Glowing reviews from growing businesses

The Resilient Retail Club is made up of small businesses from indie makers, online brands, Ecommerce shops and independent retailers.  This is what they say about being a member

Gone are the days of impulsive spending just because our bank account looked healthy at a glance. Now, every expenditure is a result of careful consideration and strategic planning. We're not just buying; we're investing in what truly moves the needle for our brand.
Lifestyle store
I was able to implement sophisticated stock management and cash flow systems - the types of systems that big retailers use, but that I could never have created for myself. These systems have completely revolutionised the way I work and have created structure in my year round strategy and marketing plan. Most importantly, I have increased my own pay which was the main goal I had set out to achieve.
Ruby Friel
After years of grappling with the challenge of managing my finances during the festive season, this year marked a turning point for me. For the first time, I started the year with a bank account brimming with cash, a direct result of finally taking control over my Christmas spending. It was all about having a crystal-clear understanding of our stock levels and setting a firm budget.
Lifestyle and craft store
I have been battling for YEARS with how much stock I hold in the business. I knew it was a problem, I just didn't know what to do about it. For the first time ever I built strict monthly buying budgets into my annual cashflow forecast, so I could actively control how much I should be spending with each of my suppliers. The upshot is as follows: December - November YoY Net sales +1.21% Profit +548%”
Stationery Shop
I've found the mastermind so valuable! It's wonderful to have focus and a sense of accountability as well as guidance.
Ruth Sturdy
I've worked with Catherine as part of her membership and as a 1-1 client and she has really helped me get into the numbers of the business (something I'd very much shied away from previously) Catherine is a real wealth of knowledge when it comes to running a product based business and I felt fully understood and supported at a time when I was questioning how best to grow the business in a manageable way
Lauren Derrett
I can't recommend working with Catherine enough! I've been working with her on a one to one basis since 2020, and I credit working with her with transforming my business from kitchen table start up to award-winning brand. She is incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, supportive and practical.
Paula Warwick
I have recently had a business audit with Catherine and I honestly cannot recommend working with her enough. Catherine is an ideas machine, perfectly in tune with the challenges a small business owner can face and all about making your goals achievable. Thoroughly recommend.
Charlotte Loving

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All about Catherine Erdly

Small business and retail expert consultant

I’m Catherine Erdly and I am an expert small business and retail consultant with experience in all aspects of the retail industry from e-commerce to the high street.  

I have worked with household names such as Laura Ashley and Paperchase, as well as with hundreds of exciting independent and start-up retailers and brands as a consultant.

With over 22 years experience in the retail industry,  I have the real-life experience and inside expert knowledge of what makes a successful product business tick.  3

The press' go-to retail expert

I have been a featured retail and small business expert for many publications

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The Resilient Retail Game Plan

Fluff-free small business advice and behind-the-scenes interviews that inspire product founders, and share the realities of running a successful independent retail business today.

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Christmas in July: Thriving Through the Christmas Season with Mike Cole

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Order the new book by Catherine Erdly

Tame Your Tiger: How to Stop Your Product Business Eating You Alive

Out now, Tame Your Tiger takes Catherine Erdly’s retail experience and expert knowledge, and packages it in a supportive and encouraging book.

Essential reading for independent shopkeepers, e-commerce small businesses, indie makers, new small business founders and anyone who wants more support growing their product business.

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