106 episodes

The podcast for independent retailers. This is where retailers serious about serving their customers in-store or online come to grow; where education meets inspiration. Hear from thriving retailers, service providers, and retail experts giving you the tools and tips needed to grow your retail business.

Retail Initiative Josh Orr

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

The podcast for independent retailers. This is where retailers serious about serving their customers in-store or online come to grow; where education meets inspiration. Hear from thriving retailers, service providers, and retail experts giving you the tools and tips needed to grow your retail business.

    #40 - The Power of Community in Retail Success: Part 2

    #40 - The Power of Community in Retail Success: Part 2

    In this episode (Part 2 from the talk at the Manifest Workshop) we explore the crucial aspects of focusing in retail business, emphasizing permission to prioritize, clarity of vision, and the importance of strategic action over a scattered approach. We delve into building an "anti-fragile" business model, ensuring resilience against internal and external challenges, and the significance of content and retention strategies for sustainable growth. Through a blend of theory and practical advice, this discussion aims to empower retailers with the tools and mindset necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of retail success.

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick-and-mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 21 min
    #39 - The Power of Community in Retail Success: Part 1

    #39 - The Power of Community in Retail Success: Part 1

    In this episode, we delve into the transformative strategies for retail businesses, highlighting the significance of setting audacious goals and the efficiency of focusing on impactful efforts through the 80/20 rule. Featuring insights from the Manifest Workshop with Tara Austin and Ashley Alderson, the discussion explores how adopting a 10X mindset rather than settling for 2X can lead to exponential growth. It also emphasizes the importance of community over competition in the retail industry. With actionable advice on navigating the stages of retail growth and the psychological aspects of entrepreneurship, this podcast is an essential listen for retailers seeking to elevate their business and mindset for groundbreaking success.

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick-and-mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 21 min
    #38 - Community Over Competition with Ashley Alderson

    #38 - Community Over Competition with Ashley Alderson

    "How can embracing the principle of 'Community Over Competition' change the landscape of your industry, and what steps can you take to foster a more collaborative environment among your peers?"

    In this episode, Josh sits down with Ashley Alderson from the Boutique Hub to discuss the powerful "Community Over Competition" concept in the retail industry. They delve into the dynamics of collaboration versus competition, sharing personal experiences and insights on how building a supportive community can lead to mutual success. They address challenges like dealing with copycats and maintaining a positive mindset, emphasizing the importance of focusing on unique contributions rather than getting entangled in rivalry. This conversation is a testament to the strength found in unity and the transformative impact of fostering a collaborative environment among business owners.

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick-and-mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 21 min
    #37 - Taking Risks in Uncertain Seasons

    #37 - Taking Risks in Uncertain Seasons

    Have you ever faced a moment in your business where taking a risk felt almost inevitable? How did you decide to proceed, and what was the outcome?

    In this episode of the Retail Initiative Podcast, Josh explores the theme of risk-taking in business, which is especially relevant in the currently challenging economic climate. He begins by framing the concept of risk as an inherent part of entrepreneurship. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the difference between passive and active risks and how even inaction can be a risk. He further delves into taking calculated risks, urging listeners not to act out of fear but to make informed decisions based on a clear understanding of their goals and the worst-case scenarios.

    Josh's advice is not just theoretical; he shares experiences from his business and coaching sessions with retailers, making the episode a blend of personal insights and practical strategies for entrepreneurs looking to navigate the complexities of business risks in a recession.

     

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick-and-mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 11 min
    #36 - My Priorities Were So Off

    #36 - My Priorities Were So Off

    Are you sacrificing your long-term goals for short-term gains without realizing it? In this episode of the Retail Initiative Podcast, Josh shares a personal story illustrating a common challenge entrepreneurs face: prioritizing short-term objectives over long-term goals. Reflecting on an experience where he was too absorbed in immediate tasks to focus on strategic growth, the host explains how this approach led to missed opportunities and personal regrets, like being distracted at his child's soccer game. He relates this to the retail industry, where many brick-and-mortar retailers struggle to balance immediate sales activities with the necessary steps to grow their online presence. The episode encourages listeners to reevaluate their priorities, and to find a balance that allows them to achieve their broader business objectives without sacrificing personal moments. The host concludes by offering to help listeners identify strategies to align their actions with their ultimate business and e-commerce goals.

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick-and-mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 7 min
    #35 - Leveling Up in 2024

    #35 - Leveling Up in 2024

    Are you ready to redefine success and level up in 2024, both in business and personal fulfillment? In this episode of the Retail Initiative podcast, Josh discusses leveling up in 2024, focusing not just on business growth but also on enjoying life and having fun in the process. The host shares insights on defining what you truly want, setting priorities, controlling your time, and starting with simple, achievable steps. Through his conversations with successful retailers, key focus areas for entrepreneurs are distilled: defining desires beyond just avoiding negatives, balancing leading and lagging indicators, setting clear priorities to achieve goals, and controlling one's time to drive growth. The importance of taking the first step towards your goals, rather than waiting to understand everything, is emphasized. This episode is a call to action for retailers to embrace challenges, strategize effectively, and make a meaningful impact in 2024.

    Learn more about Josh's company and how they help brick and mortar retailers grow online at madebycapital.com

    Follow @RetailJosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retailjosh/

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Kelly Hightower ,

Wow!

Just finished the latest podcast episode and WOW, it spoke to me as a female entrepreneur and I can’t wait to get more info from Janine. Thanks so much to Josh and Streamline Retail for opening my eyes and ears ❤️

Jcamp ,

Excellent for entrepreneurs

Great interviews and advice for retail business owners grinding it out every day to grow and be successful.

Elizabeth Wind ,

If you're an independent retailer, you need to be listening to this podcast.

If you're an independent retailer, you need to be listening to this podcast. Retail Initiative truly gives you the tools you need to grow and scale your retail business within a supportive community of other retailers and leading industry experts. Entertaining, informative, and leaves you inspired to become a better retailer!

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