In the wake of approximately 12,000 store closures across the United States, there are still many retailers that aren’t just surviving in 2018, but thriving, too. A retail industry metric you should pay attention to. What’s the secret to their success? GETTING SHOPPERS INTO STORES WITH INTRIGUE & A PLACE TO HANGOUT Retailers are having success using almost anything that keeps shoppers on their toes, suggests the New York Times. This could mean keeping consumers guessing with exclusive merchandise sold for...

Welcome to part two of the Is It a Match? blog series! In part one, we covered how to find a clothing supplier for your boutique. In this blog, we’ll teach you the top 10 questions to ask your clothing manufacturer or wholesaler before contracting with them. These questions will not only help you vet potential suppliers to see if they meet your needs, but they might also get you thinking about the small logistics...

Buying inventory to sell in your fashion boutique is a major investment. It’s crucial to research all your possible options and ask potential clothing suppliers the right kinds of questions. This is a two-part blog, so, in this first part, we’ll cover how to find a wholesale clothing supplier and clothing manufacturer for your boutique. In the next segment, we’ll delve into how to evaluate the prospects you’ve found. Without further ado, let’s get started! Step...

Ashley Alderson, founder of The Boutique Hub and host of the Boutique Chat Podcast, sets off this second season with a solo episode addressing ways to avoid strategies that are counter-productive for your boutique. Ashley will guide you away from common mistakes and pull you towards reasons boutique...

Guest Blog  The vast majority of small business owners still use a personal phone number for business and chances are you’re one of them. Not only is it painful on a personal level, but it’s also very limiting to their businesses. The good news is that getting a business phone number no longer requires buying extra equipment or signing contracts, you can easily set it up through an app on your existing mobile device. It also comes with...