Transformative Retail Business Mentoring

Product Business Mastermind

A high-performance six month program kicking off in June 2024, combining award-winning business mentoring with the magic of masterminding, for established, ambitious small business owners turning over at least £50K.

Get me on your team
Have a private call with me every week for six months, with unlimited email support in between. It's like gaining an expert team member!
Goodbye procrastination, hello laser-focus
Regular, rapid feedback helps you make quicker decisions and see more results, fast.
You don't have to do this alone
Combining personalised one-to-one work with group support and encouragement creates a winning combination.
What business mentoring offers

A trusted adviser offering business mentoring

When someone tells you “oh wow, you’ve built such an amazing small business” – does a part of you wish they knew how lost you sometimes feel?

I know how hard you work, how badly you want to succeed, how much you believe in the potential of your business, and how much progress you’ve already made.

But at some point – between juggling orders, suppliers and the relentless need to keep up on social media, you’ve begun to feel overwhelmed. Sound familiar? I’ve love to help.  

My business mentoring has helped many small business owners gain confidence and clarity, and I’m excited to share this high performance format with you.

The goals clients have achieved through business mentoring

How business mentoring helps

Consistent sales growth

Creating a robust sales strategy that encourages consistency and sustainable sales growth.

Strategic planning

Getting off the rollercoaster and into the driving seat of the business with a clear plan in place.

Identifying drains

Finding the areas where time, money and effort are being spent in less than productive ways.

Proactive business

Reducing your stress and be better prepared for peak selling seasons

Financial planning

Getting clear on key numbers to monitor in the business and how to evaluate the business performance yourself.

Founders vision

Ensuring that you are building a business that fits your definition of success, and no-one else's.

Support needed

Working out what structure and resources will help you hit your goals, and how these fit into your finances.

Confidence and motivation

Supporting you as the business founder, equipping you with knowledge and confidence.

Testimonials from former business mentoring clients

Kind words from business mentoring clients

How determined and creative small business owners just like you have found the business mentoring program.

Transformative Retail Business Mentoring
I've found the mastermind so valuable! It's wonderful to have focus and a sense of accountability as well as guidance.
Ruth Sturdy
Founder
Transformative Retail Business Mentoring
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
Founder
Transformative Retail Business Mentoring
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
Founder
Transformative Retail Business Mentoring
She is extremely knowledgeable and very analytical, but also understands the human element involved in running a retail business. I have found her to be very calm and clear and her advice has been really useful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Donna Nichol
Founder
Transformative Retail Business Mentoring
I worked with Catherine for over a year and am always so impressed with her professionalism, creative ideas and knowledge. As a 121 mentor she was so helpful to me and my business and I really valued all of her support.
Rebecca Yates
Founder
Who will benefit from business mentoring

Business mentoring offers support you need as your small business changes

Creative and innovative product businesses who want expert input and clarity into improving the way that their business runs.

Suitable for those that sell online or offline, wholesale or direct to the consumer or a mix of all of those.

Approximately half of the mastermind participants have a bricks and mortar shop, so if you’re an independent retailer, you’ll be in great company!

The process is tailored to you and your unique business and is designed to help you fill in any “blind spots” you might have as the founder.

Mentoring is suitable for established businesses looking for expert support, as well as early stage ambitious start-ups.

Independent businesses' favourite retail expert

A selection of my fabulous clients

Gayle Mansfield Designs

West Sussex

Disko Kids

Birmingham

White Rain Designs

Hertfordshire

Neon Marl

Bedfordshire

Olive and Frank

Wirral

Acorn & Pip

Huddersfield

Mama Shack

Ashford

Cositas

St Albans
All about business mentoring with Catherine

Small business and retail expert, passionate about helping you grow

Since 2018 I have worked with hundreds of creative product businesses to grow their sales, manage their inventory, unlock their profit potential and build businesses that last.

In 2023 I was voted in the UK’s top 5 sales advisors by Enterprise Nation. I founded The Resilient Retail Club to share my more-than two decades of industry experience with the most exciting sector of the retail industry – businesses just like yours.

I am a supportive mentor, and love nothing more than working closely with small business owners to help them make real changes to their product business.

Ready to get support?

Let's talk

The next step with joining the mastermind is a free, no-obligation call to start your application process.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know if the product business mastermind is right for you?

If you don’t see the answer to your question right here, please get in touch, we’d love to help.

A call is really a chance for us to get to know more about you and what you need.

It’s very informal, and usually follows the following format:

  • We’ll ask you some questions about where you are right now and what you would like support with.
  • If we can help, we’ll tell you about the appropriate solution and what the next steps would be.

Need some more time to think about it?  That’s absolutely fine.  We’re not into the hard sell, we are committed to working with people we can genuinely help.

 

Cohorts contain typically 8 – 12 people.    The weekly group call is attended by people from all the current cohorts so there are typically 6-14 people on those calls depending on the week.

 

The next cohort will start on 25th March 2024, with limited spaces available.    Every previous round has sold out, so if you are interested in joining, I suggest signing up for a call.

 

Yes, you are able to join with a co-founder or business partner.

The product business mastermind is £3990 plus VAT, with the option to pay in three installments.

Great question!  We focus on working smarter and not harder, and helping you focus on the most effective tasks in your business.

If you’re like every other product business owner I’ve worked with, you probably have hundreds of ideas and projects sitting on your to-do list, or “some day” pile.

So I’m not here to add to that to-do list.  Our first month especially is all about seeing where you are, and putting together a strategy to move you forward effectively.

On a weekly basis, we will have a short catch up call that should be easy to fit into your schedule.

There is also a weekly hour-long group call  for additional support and getting to know your other mastermind participants.  Some people come to this call every week, some people dip in and out, either is fine.

Once a month, there is a small group call with your 3-4 person mastermind with a qualified coach.

In terms of the work that you will be doing as as business owner, we will be focusing on working more efficiently, focusing on what will move the needle, and delegating where possible.  So while you will need some time and headspace, ultimately we’ll be looking at ways to save you time.

 

News you can use

Join The Resilient Retail Club mailing list to receive The Weekly Sales Review, jam-packed full of useful information, events and expert advice for indie retailers, online sellers, Ecommerce brands and independent small businesses