We Make It Personal

Hello, welcome to Scaling Retail. We are a full service retail consultancy specializing in small to medium businesses like yourself. Our experience includes scaling dozens of small retail brands as well as working at companies like Barney’s New York, Gucci, and Macy’s. From crafting business plans to looking at multiple revenue streams to ensuring that you have the right market entry strategy— we’ll give you a solution that fits.

We Take Your Business to the Next Level

We like to call ourselves the retail doctor. We quickly diagnose, treat, and give you the strategies to point your business in the right direction. We work in a holistic way, promoting partnerships and non-exploited business models. Leveraging a vast network of resources, we give you recommendations for the best PR, social media, lawyers, and venture capitalists firms.

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  • "Working with Syama was eye-opening. She helped me to take a step back and look at my business as a business. We worked on the nuts and bolts of the financials and, in with patient and calm approach, she guided me through what I needed to do each step of the way"
    Nicole Giordano, Founder, Startup Fashion
  • “Syama Meagher has become a staple speaker at our Swimlessons events & the emerging brands we aim to educate absolutely love her presentations! The invaluable information and her down-to-earth delivery helps everyone from the greenest fashion entrepreneurs to the more seasoned designers.”
    Alli Johnson, Show Director, POOLTRADESHOW
  • "Before I started working with Syama, owning my own fashion retail business was just a dream. Throughout the launch of my company, Syama has been an invaluable mentor and resource. Her vast knowledge of the retail world and consistent support allowed me to set the pieces in motion to turn my career vision into a reality in a matter of months. Organized and efficient, Syama answers any questions I have thoroughly and promptly. I've avoided making many mistakes because of the industry strategies she taught me. Syama does what it takes to ensure the success of her clients, and she knows how to make any task fun."
    Laurel Tincher, CEO, Dwimmer
  • “Syama helped me open a retail store from start to finish. From the business plan, to buying strategies, to website development - Syama was there at each stage to keep me on track. She is incredibly professional, organized, and a detailed oriented person, but most importantly was a huge support system throughout the whole process. I wouldn't have been able to take on this enormous venture without her as she provided the skills, knowledge, and personal contacts to help me accomplish my dream.”
    Elizabeth DuBois, Owner, Flat 128
  • “Syama was a complete asset during the launch of my line, Cariló. I have been working in fashion for several years on the design and production side, so when it came to retail, I needed some assistance. Syama was very professional and business like, yet friendly and easy to work with. She was extremely knowledgable, helpful, clear to understand, and further had the contacts to get Cariló off the ground quickly and smoothly. I would definitely recommend her!”
    Leslie Cross, Owner, Carilo
  • "Working with Syama has been such a pleasure. She has really helped to shape the direction of my company. She keeps me focused and has re-shaped our vision. We would not be where we are today without her input. Definitely a huge asset to the brand. "
    Nisonja McGary, Owner, DanariBlu
  • "Working with Syama was an insight to the side of industry that we were unsure of. It was not only comforting to have her guide us but also made us confident in the decisions we made for our business. We will most definitely be calling on her again for guidance during the growth of indieSWIM."
    Rosanna & Zoe, Owners, indieSWIM
  • “Syama is a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable about all things retail and merchandising. She takes pride in her work and her passion and warm personality make her a joy to work with. I would not characterize my experience as working with a “consultant”- she took a vested interest in my business and approached each of our engagements with the same level of attention and advocacy as a trusted business partner or advisor…”
  • “Syama challenged me on my business strategy and goals. Her knowledge of the industry was extremely helpful and useful in developing my market strategy. I now have my line in 10 boutiques.”
  • “Syama worked with me on business coaching. When we started I knew I wanted to launch a brand, but I wasn’t sure how I would dedicate my time to getting it done while working full time. Syama coached me through business and life planning together. Without her I never would have gotten it off the ground.”

Our Experience

Servicing Clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia, India and Africa.