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Boutique and Apparel Brands’ Guide to Copyrights: What Can be Copyrighted?

A copyright is a form of intellectual property that creates original creations which include literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. This post focuses on photographs, websites and creative designs, the main creative works of boutique owners and wholesalers. T-Shirt Designs The Copyright Office makes it clear that each copyright must contain minimal creativity. What does this mean? It seems that

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Someone is Ripping Off my Copyright. What do I do?

Guest Blogger I’ve seen the situation waaaayyyy too many times – Creator creates. Creator publishes. Sleazeball steals. Sleazeball makes money from Creator’s creation. It’s a vicious cycle that has caused many small creators to even quit their passion because “it’s no longer worth it.” This is not true. If you love what you do, then it is absolutely worth it. I get it though. You put in hours upon hours

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Boutique and Apparel Brands’ Guide to Copyrights: What Can be Copyrighted?

A copyright is a form of intellectual property that creates original creations which include literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. This post focuses on photographs, websites and creative designs, the main creative works of boutique owners and wholesalers. T-Shirt Designs The Copyright Office makes it clear that each copyright must contain minimal creativity. What does this mean? It seems that

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Someone is Ripping Off my Copyright. What do I do?

Guest Blogger I’ve seen the situation waaaayyyy too many times – Creator creates. Creator publishes. Sleazeball steals. Sleazeball makes money from Creator’s creation. It’s a vicious cycle that has caused many small creators to even quit their passion because “it’s no longer worth it.” This is not true. If you love what you do, then it is absolutely worth it. I get it though. You put in hours upon hours

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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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5 Productivity Habits Of Successful Business Owners

What are the 5 habits of successful boutique owners and top business owners? Let’s dish! The truth is, we all fight the same battles…time…productivity…team optimization….creating systems….taking care of ourselves and families. From our community at The Boutique Hub to those in Retail Bootcamp, we’ve walked through solving so many of these challenges together and have come up with some real solutions you can put into play RIGHT NOW.

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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.

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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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