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 &...

Guest Blog It’s not a secret that we’re all here to make money. There may be plenty of other things we’re here for like passion for our products, customers, vendors, and communities, but at the end of the day, we are here to make a living. To do that, we know that we need to sell the right product at the right price at the right time. We talk about this all the time in inventory...

Get ready to take notes. Copyrights, trademarks, and licensing agreements. Four words that might send chills down your spine. But today we’re breaking them down with Mike Satterfield to cover what each brand and boutique should know to protect your business plus the original work of designers.   Plus as a little bonus for the conversation, outside of retail and wholesale, Mike is also a well-known influencer in the automotive industry. From working with the biggest...