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
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
Crafting has always been my favorite form of expression. It is something I have felt confident and proud of. Turning my passion into a business is something I have worked very hard at and I continue to work hard every single day. It is not something that happens overnight. #1: Choose your focus Do you want to make personalized items, rustic items, kids items, farmhouse style, etc. Hone in on … [Read more...] about How to Take Your Creative Passion to the Next Level
If you 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!