I manage a Facebook group of over 1000 women who are retail business owners - both online and with brick and mortar locations. The topic of websites, e-commerce stores and point of sale systems comes up OFTEN. Shop owners are choosing their POS systems and website platforms blindly and it could be costing you many hours of frustrations and a loss in sales or potential sales. Myself included. … [Read more...] about 6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing a POS & Website
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One of the questions I hear most often from Brick and Mortar store owners is "How do I get my business seen?" We all know the old adage, "build it and they will come." Unfortunately, this isn't necessarily the truth with retail businesses. Building a loyal and dedicated base of customers takes time. It also takes quite a bit of effort to get people in your door. Today, I'm sharing 8 tips for … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Get Your Small Business Seen
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