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Mastering Leadership: Building Strong Teams, Ensuring Compliance, and Creating a Great Workplace

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! In this episode, we’re thrilled to have Jackie Koch, a seasoned HR and recruiting professional turned consultant.

Building a business from the ground up is a thrilling journey filled with excitement and challenges. Often, entrepreneurs find themselves in uncharted territory when it comes to managing people. The transition from focusing solely on the product or service to leading a team can be overwhelming. In a recent podcast conversation between Ashley and Jackie Koch, the topic of navigating team building and leadership skills was explored, offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs.

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Organic Marketing Techniques to Drive Sales to Your Small Business

In today’s digital age, marketing your small business effectively can seem like a daunting task, especially with the ever-changing landscape of social media algorithms and advertising trends. However, amidst the noise of paid promotions and sponsored content, there lies a powerful strategy that can help your business stand out: organic marketing. Let’s go over our tips for using organic marketing techniques to drive sales to your small business.

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Five Steps to the Perfect In-Store Sales Process

In this week’s Five Minute Friday podcast, I delve into a five-step process to revolutionize your sales strategy, whether you operate in a brick-and-mortar store or an online platform. Let’s explore how to transform customer interactions from mere transactions into meaningful connections.

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How to Drive Traffic to Your Small Business with Video

Video has become a non-negotiable tool for businesses and individuals to reach an audience nowadays. Small businesses can drive online and in-store traffic by simply leveraging a good video strategy. Now, I know that a video strategy for your business can seem intimidating, but we’re here to give you clear content ideas to take the stress out of video for your business. Here are five effective ways to drive traffic to your small business with video.

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Cultivating Success: Why Culture is King

Welcome back to another episode of Five Minute Friday! In the world of entrepreneurship, the phrase “cash is king” often takes center stage. Undoubtedly, financial stability is crucial for any business. However, what if I told you that there’s something even more essential than cash? Something that not only leads to more cash but also shapes the very essence of your enterprise? That something is culture. In this week’s Five Minute Friday podcast, we’ll delve into why culture reigns supreme in business and how it directly influences your success.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Apparel Manufacturing

We’re thrilled for today’s conversation with Philippa Comfort, where we dive into the intricate details and behind-the-scenes workings of the fashion industry. Philippa, with her wealth of experience and insights, sheds light on aspects of design and production often overlooked by most.

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Mastering Leadership: Building Strong Teams, Ensuring Compliance, and Creating a Great Workplace

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! In this episode, we’re thrilled to have Jackie Koch, a seasoned HR and recruiting professional turned consultant.

Building a business from the ground up is a thrilling journey filled with excitement and challenges. Often, entrepreneurs find themselves in uncharted territory when it comes to managing people. The transition from focusing solely on the product or service to leading a team can be overwhelming. In a recent podcast conversation between Ashley and Jackie Koch, the topic of navigating team building and leadership skills was explored, offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs.

Read More »

Organic Marketing Techniques to Drive Sales to Your Small Business

In today’s digital age, marketing your small business effectively can seem like a daunting task, especially with the ever-changing landscape of social media algorithms and advertising trends. However, amidst the noise of paid promotions and sponsored content, there lies a powerful strategy that can help your business stand out: organic marketing. Let’s go over our tips for using organic marketing techniques to drive sales to your small business.

Read More »

Five Steps to the Perfect In-Store Sales Process

In this week’s Five Minute Friday podcast, I delve into a five-step process to revolutionize your sales strategy, whether you operate in a brick-and-mortar store or an online platform. Let’s explore how to transform customer interactions from mere transactions into meaningful connections.

Read More »

How to Drive Traffic to Your Small Business with Video

Video has become a non-negotiable tool for businesses and individuals to reach an audience nowadays. Small businesses can drive online and in-store traffic by simply leveraging a good video strategy. Now, I know that a video strategy for your business can seem intimidating, but we’re here to give you clear content ideas to take the stress out of video for your business. Here are five effective ways to drive traffic to your small business with video.

Read More »

Cultivating Success: Why Culture is King

Welcome back to another episode of Five Minute Friday! In the world of entrepreneurship, the phrase “cash is king” often takes center stage. Undoubtedly, financial stability is crucial for any business. However, what if I told you that there’s something even more essential than cash? Something that not only leads to more cash but also shapes the very essence of your enterprise? That something is culture. In this week’s Five Minute Friday podcast, we’ll delve into why culture reigns supreme in business and how it directly influences your success.

Read More »

Unlocking the Secrets of Apparel Manufacturing

We’re thrilled for today’s conversation with Philippa Comfort, where we dive into the intricate details and behind-the-scenes workings of the fashion industry. Philippa, with her wealth of experience and insights, sheds light on aspects of design and production often overlooked by most.

Read More »

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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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The Bus Rule

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a rather unusual, albeit important, scenario — what if you suddenly couldn’t manage your business? It’s a scenario we seldom like to consider, dubbed the “Bus Rule,” but preparing for it is crucial for any entrepreneur aiming for long-term success and resilience.

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Wholesale Buying Strategies and Trend Forecasting on Hubventory

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce a gem from our own team, Samantha Conner, who has been a radiant presence in our community and a familiar face across various fashion markets from Dallas to Vegas and Atlanta. Samantha has a robust understanding of the fashion industry from both the brand and boutique perspectives, making her insights invaluable. Her first-hand experience with Hubventory, our innovative online wholesale platform, adds a layer of depth to our discussion on the evolving dynamics of the fashion marketplace. We’re deep diving into all things wholesale buying and trend forecasting!

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