If own and operate your own retail business, you know the holidays can be one of the busiest times of the year. It’s always good to prepare in advance to make your holiday season the most profitable it can be. Everything from planning your product offering, going live with holiday inventory, and determining just how much inventory you will need are all things you need to plan in advance of the … [Read more...] about Quick Tips for E-Commerce Holiday Merchandise Planning
July is National Independent Retailer Month! This national month is celebrated worldwide and encourages the shop local movement and celebrates indie retailers. “We encourage people to shop independent retail year round and to use July as a time to celebrate the independent retailers that help build our economy; creating more sustainable cities, towns and communities. By engaging … [Read more...] about How Retailers Can Promote the “Shop Local” Movement
Darice loves #indieretail and we are thrilled to support Independent Retailer Month every July. This month is designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and to help celebrate indie retailers. Consumers who shop local will help create more sustainable towns and communities. There are so many great reasons to celebrate independent retailers! What Is Independent Retailer Month … [Read more...] about July is Independent Retailer Month!
If you’re approaching your first holiday season as a brick and mortar store owner or you need a little help preparing for the busy season, consider this your mini small business guide for holiday planning! I know, I know it’s Summer. Why are we talking about the holidays? For seasoned retailers, working way ahead of the seasons is probably the norm. But for new retailers, I often hear … [Read more...] about Small Business Guide For Holiday Planning
Preparing for a craft show can be extremely time consuming, but also profitable and fun! You will meet so many wonderful people and form a comradery with other artists at the event. There is nothing more rewarding than someone purchasing something that you put your blood, sweat, and yes, sometimes tears in. Selling at a holiday craft show can be a little daunting at first, so I put together my … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Prepping for Holiday Craft Shows
Whether you're hosting a quick craft night with friends or a fun make and take style class, one of these 5 make and take ideas is sure to fill the need you're looking for! Crafts nights are one of my all time favorite ways to get to know people. I love seeing people be creative and express themselves even when it seems like what you're doing is simple and small. I guarantee you, you will see … [Read more...] about 5 Summer Make and Take Project Ideas