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
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!
Studio How-to is an up and coming shop that not only has your crafting needs covered but also teaches you how to craft! Sarah Nemeck opened her shop: Studio How-to in Cleveland Heights in 2017. Described as a modern shop for knitters and stitchers, her shop is all about fiber crafts and teaching you how to make them. Her mission is to help people find their passion and creativity and the joy of … [Read more...] about Independent Business Spotlight: Studio How-To
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