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Episode #41: Finishing the Year Strong and Starting 2019 with a Bang

We’re not just talking about finishing the year strong in your business, it’s your entire life. That last week of holiay sales is a tough one, but preparing yourself for an amazing start to 2019 can have amazing psychological effects that last all year long.

This episode is full of tips to make this happen.

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Perhaps it was her wild imagination as a kid that led her to believe that Kenny Rogers was her imaginary friend or some creative juice that lived deep inside, that later led her to start building The Boutique Hub, the world’s largest boutique fashion community. Either way, there’s never a dull moment.

Pairing her love of fashion, turquoise and shoes she found at boutiques around the world, together with her background in retail, marketing, and economic development, Ashley lives daily to serve entrepreneurs in the fashion retail industry.  She is a coach, speaker, and mentor, who loves working daily with her team at The Boutique Hub and thousands of boutique owners, brands and insiders to find strategies to grow their brands and business.


  • Take steps to set yourself up for success.
  • Start your markdown process for holiday products now.
  • Choose 50% of your store that has to go now!
  • Take advantage of clearance sales yourself! Tax write-offs baby.
  • Use January as an opportunity. Invest in your business.
  • Set goals for your family, not just your business.
  • Make sure your team knows what you’re working on.


02:50 – How to move your inventory.
07:20 – Gift cards can change your sales in January completely.
09:40 – Slow down, breathe, and enjoy life.
12:25 – Tools to actually help you slow down.
21:25 – Ask yourself about your top incentives.
29:00 – A big surprise…  

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Original Air Date: December 13, 2018
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