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Episode #29: How to Build a Brand that Empowers Others and Forges Good in the World, with Missy Robertson, Laminin Designs and Duck Dynasty

One of the most important missions to Missy Robertson and her family has been to work selflessly to help others find faith and inner joy through charity. Missy has established Laminin House to provide jobs for women in the West Monroe area with a desire for community in a supportive work environment. Each piece of jewelry is inspired by southern femininity and a love for the outdoors. It is individually

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Episode #27: Breaking Down Point of Sale System Data and How to Use it, with Lightspeed Retail

Girl, grab a pen. This podcast answers questions you’ve been searching for and we go in-depth on what technology is most important for your boutique. Point of sale systems helps you better manage your inventory for e-commerce and brick and mortar stores. >> EPISODE 27- LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn here See the Full Boutique Chat Podcast Website here #BOUTIQUEBOSS BREAKFAST: at WWIN @

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Episode #26: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 2)

Hang with us in this episode we had some technical difficulties, don’t worry you’ll get a good laugh! If you didn’t listen to part 1, The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 2

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Episode #24: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 1)

The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series, so come back next week for more! Our followers on social media and member’s in our groups submitted these questions,

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Episode #23: Embracing Failure & Surviving. 2017 Global Boutique of the Year, The Lace Cactus and owner Kelsey Darby

We know, we’re a day late, but.. *que the bells and whistles* The Hub team was launching The 2018 Boutique Awards!! And holy cow, our boutique members rallied their customers. We’ve had 100,000+ votes in less than 24 hours. The timing couldn’t be better this week, then to have on the show the reining 2017 Global Boutique of the Year – The Lace Cactus, and founder Kelsey Darby of Hico,

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Episode #21: Maximizing Facebook Live and Plus Size Selling for your Boutique with Mindy Switzer

How can you maximize Facebook Live for your boutique AND successfully sell plus sizes? Mindy’s truthful, real personality shines in this episode like it does in her successful live videos. From markup strategy, Facebook algorithms, hiring a team, working with family, and organic growth, this episode is chalked full of golden nuggets that can change your business.   But more than that, we love how Mindy shares her story of being

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Episode #20 Top 5 Tips for New Boutique Owners

Episode #20: Top 5 Tips for New Boutique Owners with Ashley Alderson

Let’s cut through the noise of those Google and YouTube searches and get down to 5 tips that will actually help you start your business off right.

While the boutique industry is glamorous, we want you to be prepared for the not so glamorous times too, so prepare yourself for some real talk. From buy-in groups, to hustle and being original, these top tips can’t be missed in your business!  

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Episode #19: Denim Forecast with Judy Blue Creative Director, Christina Choi.

How does someone get into manufacturing their own line? How can you stay creative and on top of the game?  And better yet, what denim trends are coming for fall? This week, we visit with Christina Choi, the Creative Director at Judy Blue denim, and daughter of Judy, to hear what it took to build a denim line that so many boutiques love today, and how those same boutiques can

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Episode #18: Are you a Clothes Flipper or a Brand Builder? The Art of Being Authentic with Ali Dee.

This episode covers almost everything because our guest Ali Dee dabbles in a little bit of everything. From fashion influencers, Instagram, and working for Mark Cuban to attending the market, the flooding of graphic tees, and dealing with copycats to customer service, pricing, and why brands and boutiques need to work together. Oh, and the fabulousness that is Reba McEntire. Get your pencil ready whether you’re a brand owner, boutique

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Episode #29: How to Build a Brand that Empowers Others and Forges Good in the World, with Missy Robertson, Laminin Designs and Duck Dynasty

One of the most important missions to Missy Robertson and her family has been to work selflessly to help others find faith and inner joy through charity. Missy has established Laminin House to provide jobs for women in the West Monroe area with a desire for community in a supportive work environment. Each piece of jewelry is inspired by southern femininity and a love for the outdoors. It is individually

Read More »

Episode #27: Breaking Down Point of Sale System Data and How to Use it, with Lightspeed Retail

Girl, grab a pen. This podcast answers questions you’ve been searching for and we go in-depth on what technology is most important for your boutique. Point of sale systems helps you better manage your inventory for e-commerce and brick and mortar stores. >> EPISODE 27- LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn here See the Full Boutique Chat Podcast Website here #BOUTIQUEBOSS BREAKFAST: at WWIN @

Read More »

Episode #26: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 2)

Hang with us in this episode we had some technical difficulties, don’t worry you’ll get a good laugh! If you didn’t listen to part 1, The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 2

Read More »

Episode #24: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 1)

The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series, so come back next week for more! Our followers on social media and member’s in our groups submitted these questions,

Read More »

Episode #23: Embracing Failure & Surviving. 2017 Global Boutique of the Year, The Lace Cactus and owner Kelsey Darby

We know, we’re a day late, but.. *que the bells and whistles* The Hub team was launching The 2018 Boutique Awards!! And holy cow, our boutique members rallied their customers. We’ve had 100,000+ votes in less than 24 hours. The timing couldn’t be better this week, then to have on the show the reining 2017 Global Boutique of the Year – The Lace Cactus, and founder Kelsey Darby of Hico,

Read More »

Episode #21: Maximizing Facebook Live and Plus Size Selling for your Boutique with Mindy Switzer

How can you maximize Facebook Live for your boutique AND successfully sell plus sizes? Mindy’s truthful, real personality shines in this episode like it does in her successful live videos. From markup strategy, Facebook algorithms, hiring a team, working with family, and organic growth, this episode is chalked full of golden nuggets that can change your business.   But more than that, we love how Mindy shares her story of being

Read More »
Episode #20 Top 5 Tips for New Boutique Owners

Episode #20: Top 5 Tips for New Boutique Owners with Ashley Alderson

Let’s cut through the noise of those Google and YouTube searches and get down to 5 tips that will actually help you start your business off right.

While the boutique industry is glamorous, we want you to be prepared for the not so glamorous times too, so prepare yourself for some real talk. From buy-in groups, to hustle and being original, these top tips can’t be missed in your business!  

Read More »

Episode #19: Denim Forecast with Judy Blue Creative Director, Christina Choi.

How does someone get into manufacturing their own line? How can you stay creative and on top of the game?  And better yet, what denim trends are coming for fall? This week, we visit with Christina Choi, the Creative Director at Judy Blue denim, and daughter of Judy, to hear what it took to build a denim line that so many boutiques love today, and how those same boutiques can

Read More »

Episode #18: Are you a Clothes Flipper or a Brand Builder? The Art of Being Authentic with Ali Dee.

This episode covers almost everything because our guest Ali Dee dabbles in a little bit of everything. From fashion influencers, Instagram, and working for Mark Cuban to attending the market, the flooding of graphic tees, and dealing with copycats to customer service, pricing, and why brands and boutiques need to work together. Oh, and the fabulousness that is Reba McEntire. Get your pencil ready whether you’re a brand owner, boutique

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

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