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Building a Successful Personal Brand and Business with Emily McCarthy

Are you looking for inspiration to build your own personal brand and business? Emily McCarthy is a successful entrepreneur who has built an impressive personal brand through her designs in print and apparel. She has a successful eCommerce and brick-and-mortar business combining home, gift, lifestyle, and apparel products, and on top of that, she is also a busy mom! A true inspiration, she joins the show today to share how

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Revolutionizing the Boutique Game with Digital Marketing Manager Jeff Fenn

What is a better way to celebrate a 10-year business anniversary than to burn your whole membership to the ground and re-build it from the ground up? How about launching a brand new dashboard and new tools that will change the boutique game for so many owners? Join me as I chat with Jeff Fenn, The Boutique Hub’s Digital Marketing Manager who’s not just known for his terrible Steve Jobs

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Growing a Successful Business on Your Own Terms with Laura Horwath, Ferne Boutique

Do you struggle with defining success on your own terms? I am so excited to be joined by Laura Horwath, the owner and founder of Ferne Boutique, a clothing store with four locations in the Detroit area of Michigan. Laura has grown her brick-and-mortar stores through effective networking, community engagement, and maximizing Chamber of Commerce opportunities. But beyond business success, Laura is here to share a personal story that we

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Text Message Marketing Mastery with Jane Kasper, Owner / Founder of Glow Group and Rural Haze

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with fears and worries about your business? Well, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs experience this, especially when it comes to changes in law and regulation. Today, we’re thrilled to have Jane Kasper back on the podcast. Founder of Glow Group, email marketing expert, and boutique owner, Jane is here to shed some light on a very important topic: your

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Scaling With Systems with Denise Albright

We have a lot to talk about in this episode! I’m joined by Denise Albright, a creative entrepreneur who founded her first company in 1999 and has had an entrepreneurial mindset since childhood. After taking a break in 2007 to focus on her family, Denise’s entrepreneurial spirit was reignited in 2015 when a production delay left thousands of Reminder Binder planners stranded in a warehouse, which precipitated the birth of

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The Keys To Boutique Success with Michiko Seto, Blooming Boutique

Welcome to today’s episode! Our guest is Michiko Seto, founder and owner of 11 boutiques in Delaware. Michiko is known for her infectious personality and super smart business savvy, and she’s here to talk to us about events, leadership, growth, mindset, hiring, and so much more. Whether you’re a brick-and-mortar business or an online boutique, there’s something for everyone in this episode. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive in!

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The Power of Positive Thinking with Gretchen Hilley, Rolling Ranch Boutique

You can have the most successful business in the world, but if you’re not enjoying it, is it really worth it? One of the topics that I find the most joy in talking about with boutique owners is the topic of mindset because it’s one that can yield the biggest results and change in business. In today’s episode, I’m excited to be joined by Gretchen Hilley, owner of Rolling Ranch

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Building a Thriving Business With Your Spouse with Amy and Anthony Ekren, Inherit Clothing Co.

In this episode, we’re tackling one of the most frequently asked questions from growing boutique owners: how do you work with your spouse? To help us answer this question, we’ve brought in two of our favorite people and an amazing couple, Anthony and Amy Ekren of Inherit Clothing Co. Not only will they share their experiences of working together, but they’ll also dive into how they have successfully scaled their

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The Six Layers of Retail

Welcome to the last episode of the season! Today, I am joined by Sara Burks, our Director of Partnerships and Education and my partner in crime for this podcast episode. We are discussing year-end tips and preparing for 2023, as well as addressing some of the common struggles faced by boutique owners and how to overcome them. Listen in as we dive into what happened in 2022 in the boutique

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3 Ways to Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet

This time of year is special for so many reasons. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and experience the joys of the holidays, and it is the perfect time to reflect and plan for the year ahead. In last week’s episode, we went over some reflections for 2022. Today, I want to share 3 predictions and takeaways for 2023 as you start to map out your

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Building a Successful Personal Brand and Business with Emily McCarthy

Are you looking for inspiration to build your own personal brand and business? Emily McCarthy is a successful entrepreneur who has built an impressive personal brand through her designs in print and apparel. She has a successful eCommerce and brick-and-mortar business combining home, gift, lifestyle, and apparel products, and on top of that, she is also a busy mom! A true inspiration, she joins the show today to share how

Read More »

Revolutionizing the Boutique Game with Digital Marketing Manager Jeff Fenn

What is a better way to celebrate a 10-year business anniversary than to burn your whole membership to the ground and re-build it from the ground up? How about launching a brand new dashboard and new tools that will change the boutique game for so many owners? Join me as I chat with Jeff Fenn, The Boutique Hub’s Digital Marketing Manager who’s not just known for his terrible Steve Jobs

Read More »

Growing a Successful Business on Your Own Terms with Laura Horwath, Ferne Boutique

Do you struggle with defining success on your own terms? I am so excited to be joined by Laura Horwath, the owner and founder of Ferne Boutique, a clothing store with four locations in the Detroit area of Michigan. Laura has grown her brick-and-mortar stores through effective networking, community engagement, and maximizing Chamber of Commerce opportunities. But beyond business success, Laura is here to share a personal story that we

Read More »

Text Message Marketing Mastery with Jane Kasper, Owner / Founder of Glow Group and Rural Haze

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with fears and worries about your business? Well, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs experience this, especially when it comes to changes in law and regulation. Today, we’re thrilled to have Jane Kasper back on the podcast. Founder of Glow Group, email marketing expert, and boutique owner, Jane is here to shed some light on a very important topic: your

Read More »

Scaling With Systems with Denise Albright

We have a lot to talk about in this episode! I’m joined by Denise Albright, a creative entrepreneur who founded her first company in 1999 and has had an entrepreneurial mindset since childhood. After taking a break in 2007 to focus on her family, Denise’s entrepreneurial spirit was reignited in 2015 when a production delay left thousands of Reminder Binder planners stranded in a warehouse, which precipitated the birth of

Read More »

The Keys To Boutique Success with Michiko Seto, Blooming Boutique

Welcome to today’s episode! Our guest is Michiko Seto, founder and owner of 11 boutiques in Delaware. Michiko is known for her infectious personality and super smart business savvy, and she’s here to talk to us about events, leadership, growth, mindset, hiring, and so much more. Whether you’re a brick-and-mortar business or an online boutique, there’s something for everyone in this episode. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive in!

Read More »

The Power of Positive Thinking with Gretchen Hilley, Rolling Ranch Boutique

You can have the most successful business in the world, but if you’re not enjoying it, is it really worth it? One of the topics that I find the most joy in talking about with boutique owners is the topic of mindset because it’s one that can yield the biggest results and change in business. In today’s episode, I’m excited to be joined by Gretchen Hilley, owner of Rolling Ranch

Read More »

Building a Thriving Business With Your Spouse with Amy and Anthony Ekren, Inherit Clothing Co.

In this episode, we’re tackling one of the most frequently asked questions from growing boutique owners: how do you work with your spouse? To help us answer this question, we’ve brought in two of our favorite people and an amazing couple, Anthony and Amy Ekren of Inherit Clothing Co. Not only will they share their experiences of working together, but they’ll also dive into how they have successfully scaled their

Read More »

The Six Layers of Retail

Welcome to the last episode of the season! Today, I am joined by Sara Burks, our Director of Partnerships and Education and my partner in crime for this podcast episode. We are discussing year-end tips and preparing for 2023, as well as addressing some of the common struggles faced by boutique owners and how to overcome them. Listen in as we dive into what happened in 2022 in the boutique

Read More »

3 Ways to Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet

This time of year is special for so many reasons. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and experience the joys of the holidays, and it is the perfect time to reflect and plan for the year ahead. In last week’s episode, we went over some reflections for 2022. Today, I want to share 3 predictions and takeaways for 2023 as you start to map out your

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Inside Dallas Market Center: Retail Revelations and Trends

Hey guys, welcome back! This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with a dear friend and mentor, Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center (DMC). Every time Cindy and I get together, our conversations are full of ideas and industry insights. Today, we’re bringing that energy to our community. Whether you’re a wholesale brand manufacturer, a retailer, or someone just curious about market dynamics, Cindy has a wealth of knowledge to share.

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To Be Interesting, You Have To Be Interested

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a quote that sparked thought for me. The quote goes: “To be interesting, you have to be interesting. To be loved, you have to love. To be friends, you have to be friendly. And to be interesting, you’ve got to be interested.”

This simple yet profound statement holds valuable insights, especially for those of us navigating the realms of business and personal growth. Let’s unpack what it means and how it can transform our interactions and relationships.

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Small Town Dreams to Big Time Success: Building a Business with Heart

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! Today’s conversation promises to be an enlightening one as we delve into the journey of Kari Patfield, a successful boutique owner hailing from small-town America. Join us as we uncover the insights and strategies that have fueled Kari business growth and positioned her as a standout entrepreneur in her community.

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Effective Merchandising Tools to Display Your Summer Inventory! 

JR Visual has compiled a list of effective merchandising tools that can be used to showcase your summer merchandise in the best possible way. It can be challenging to display summer items in a way that is both visually appealing and easy for shoppers to browse through. Therefore, here are some practical tools that you can use in your store, along with multiple ways to use them this season!

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