Our guest today owns four businesses that serve the retail industry. Jason knows every side of the boutique world, so get your pen ready! Jason’s wife Shannon started her boutique Deep South Pout in 2011. Short after, the Stokers’ and their business partners started a wholesale jewelry line, a wholesale graphic tee company, and a social selling platform. >> EPISODE 40 - LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don't Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn here See the Full Boutique...

Hello Lovely Boutique Entrepreneurs--We are so excited to be bringing you some tips to make rolling into 2019 the smoothest transition yet! Below you will find info on taxes, inventory, and more!   MEET WITH YOUR ACCOUNTANT: A lot of times Boutique Owners (myself included in the past) wait until after the end of the year to meet with your accountant--I’m telling you now, don’t do it.  Make a point to quarterly (at least) if not more,...

Do you know how Black Friday got its name? A sad reality really, but unfortunately one that so many business owners face.  The name is evidenced to come from early retailers operating at a loss most of the year, until the day after Thanksgiving when shoppers began to make Christmas purchases, thus bringing the retailers financials into the black from the red.    On the other hand, there is also evidence of Black Friday in Philadelphia...

Guest Blog Building personalized relationships with your existing customers may not be the squeaky wheel in your business, but it is the most important thing to do if you want to survive in today’s retail world. With the popularity of 2-day shipping (even 2-hour shipping depending on where you live) and the broad array of assortment your clients can find online, the value a boutique brings is the personal relationship where a sales associate knows exactly...

Girls---We are so excited about the cute stationery designs we have to share with you today!  Whether you are looking for stationery to carry in your store, or some to purchase for yourself, we have some amazing styles & brands to share with you!   With email, text messages, facebook messenger & google calendar-it’s easy to forget about the art of the handwritten note or a cute weekly planner--surprise your customers by carrying these fun &...