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Six words & phrases to rethink using

Six Words & Phrases to Rethink Using

Today’s Five Minute Friday episode is a bit more personal because I truly believe that business success is deeply intertwined with our mental game. How we show up every day, tackle our to-do lists, and feel about ourselves at the end of the day plays a crucial role in our performance. I want to share six words and phrases that I believe you should rethink or update in your daily vocabulary. These insights have helped me immensely, and I hope they can help you too.

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From Soles to Sales: The business of shoes with Chinese Laundry

From Soles to Sales: The Business of Shoes with Chinese Laundry

Sarah Zurell, Chief Marketing Officer at Chinese Laundry, steps into the spotlight today to explain how footwear can transform not just your outfit, but your entire outlook. From understanding customer preferences through surveys and emails to showcasing shoes alongside outfits, Sarah shares her expertise in making the shopping experience seamless for your customers. She reveals why seeing shoes on feet is crucial for sales and how smart merchandising can enhance customer satisfaction.

Read More »

The Art of Balance: Managing Two Careers, Embracing Vulnerability, and Market Expansion

What does it take to transition from a stable career to pursuing your passion full-time? In this episode, we talk to Erica Eickhoff, owner of Styles By Erica, who went from being a hospice nurse to a successful boutique owner. Erica shares her journey from starting her business in her basement just for fun to holding Facebook live sessions that helped her build a dedicated community. She discusses what prompted her to quit her nursing career to open a brick-and-mortar store, how the pandemic affected her business, and the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in her success.

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Are You Ready to Lose It All?

Are you ready to risk losing everything you’ve built? That might sound dramatic, but it’s a very real threat if you’re unknowingly selling trademarked, copyrighted, or unlicensed goods. In this Five Minute Friday, I want to shed light on a pervasive issue in our industry that could jeopardize your entire business.

Read More »
Inside Dallas Market Center: Retail Revelations and Trends

Inside Dallas Market Center: Retail Revelations and Trends

Hey guys, welcome back! This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with a dear friend and mentor, Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center (DMC). Every time Cindy and I get together, our conversations are full of ideas and industry insights. Today, we’re bringing that energy to our community. Whether you’re a wholesale brand manufacturer, a retailer, or someone just curious about market dynamics, Cindy has a wealth of knowledge to share.

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To Be Interesting, You Have To Be Interested

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a quote that sparked thought for me. The quote goes: “To be interesting, you have to be interesting. To be loved, you have to love. To be friends, you have to be friendly. And to be interesting, you’ve got to be interested.”

This simple yet profound statement holds valuable insights, especially for those of us navigating the realms of business and personal growth. Let’s unpack what it means and how it can transform our interactions and relationships.

Read More »

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

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! Today’s conversation promises to be an enlightening one as we delve into the journey of Kari Patfield, a successful boutique owner hailing from small-town America. Join us as we uncover the insights and strategies that have fueled Kari business growth and positioned her as a standout entrepreneur in her community.

Read More »

The Bus Rule

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a rather unusual, albeit important, scenario — what if you suddenly couldn’t manage your business? It’s a scenario we seldom like to consider, dubbed the “Bus Rule,” but preparing for it is crucial for any entrepreneur aiming for long-term success and resilience.

Read More »

Wholesale Buying Strategies and Trend Forecasting on Hubventory

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce a gem from our own team, Samantha Conner, who has been a radiant presence in our community and a familiar face across various fashion markets from Dallas to Vegas and Atlanta. Samantha has a robust understanding of the fashion industry from both the brand and boutique perspectives, making her insights invaluable. Her first-hand experience with Hubventory, our innovative online wholesale platform, adds a layer of depth to our discussion on the evolving dynamics of the fashion marketplace. We’re deep diving into all things wholesale buying and trend forecasting!

Read More »
Six words & phrases to rethink using

Six Words & Phrases to Rethink Using

Today’s Five Minute Friday episode is a bit more personal because I truly believe that business success is deeply intertwined with our mental game. How we show up every day, tackle our to-do lists, and feel about ourselves at the end of the day plays a crucial role in our performance. I want to share six words and phrases that I believe you should rethink or update in your daily vocabulary. These insights have helped me immensely, and I hope they can help you too.

Read More »
From Soles to Sales: The business of shoes with Chinese Laundry

From Soles to Sales: The Business of Shoes with Chinese Laundry

Sarah Zurell, Chief Marketing Officer at Chinese Laundry, steps into the spotlight today to explain how footwear can transform not just your outfit, but your entire outlook. From understanding customer preferences through surveys and emails to showcasing shoes alongside outfits, Sarah shares her expertise in making the shopping experience seamless for your customers. She reveals why seeing shoes on feet is crucial for sales and how smart merchandising can enhance customer satisfaction.

Read More »

The Art of Balance: Managing Two Careers, Embracing Vulnerability, and Market Expansion

What does it take to transition from a stable career to pursuing your passion full-time? In this episode, we talk to Erica Eickhoff, owner of Styles By Erica, who went from being a hospice nurse to a successful boutique owner. Erica shares her journey from starting her business in her basement just for fun to holding Facebook live sessions that helped her build a dedicated community. She discusses what prompted her to quit her nursing career to open a brick-and-mortar store, how the pandemic affected her business, and the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in her success.

Read More »

Are You Ready to Lose It All?

Are you ready to risk losing everything you’ve built? That might sound dramatic, but it’s a very real threat if you’re unknowingly selling trademarked, copyrighted, or unlicensed goods. In this Five Minute Friday, I want to shed light on a pervasive issue in our industry that could jeopardize your entire business.

Read More »
Inside Dallas Market Center: Retail Revelations and Trends

Inside Dallas Market Center: Retail Revelations and Trends

Hey guys, welcome back! This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with a dear friend and mentor, Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center (DMC). Every time Cindy and I get together, our conversations are full of ideas and industry insights. Today, we’re bringing that energy to our community. Whether you’re a wholesale brand manufacturer, a retailer, or someone just curious about market dynamics, Cindy has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Read More »

To Be Interesting, You Have To Be Interested

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a quote that sparked thought for me. The quote goes: “To be interesting, you have to be interesting. To be loved, you have to love. To be friends, you have to be friendly. And to be interesting, you’ve got to be interested.”

This simple yet profound statement holds valuable insights, especially for those of us navigating the realms of business and personal growth. Let’s unpack what it means and how it can transform our interactions and relationships.

Read More »

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

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! Today’s conversation promises to be an enlightening one as we delve into the journey of Kari Patfield, a successful boutique owner hailing from small-town America. Join us as we uncover the insights and strategies that have fueled Kari business growth and positioned her as a standout entrepreneur in her community.

Read More »

The Bus Rule

Welcome to another edition of Five Minute Friday! Today, I want to explore a rather unusual, albeit important, scenario — what if you suddenly couldn’t manage your business? It’s a scenario we seldom like to consider, dubbed the “Bus Rule,” but preparing for it is crucial for any entrepreneur aiming for long-term success and resilience.

Read More »

Wholesale Buying Strategies and Trend Forecasting on Hubventory

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce a gem from our own team, Samantha Conner, who has been a radiant presence in our community and a familiar face across various fashion markets from Dallas to Vegas and Atlanta. Samantha has a robust understanding of the fashion industry from both the brand and boutique perspectives, making her insights invaluable. Her first-hand experience with Hubventory, our innovative online wholesale platform, adds a layer of depth to our discussion on the evolving dynamics of the fashion marketplace. We’re deep diving into all things wholesale buying and trend forecasting!

Read More »

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