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How to Build a Successful Team

How to Build a Successful Team

Today on the Boutique Chat Podcast Sara Burks, Director of Education at the Boutique Hub, joins us for How to Build a Successful Team. Sara covers how to hire, how to onboard, and what to do when you lose an employee.

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The Importance of Finding Your Why

The Importance of Finding Your Why

Today Jess Ekstrom, Founder of Headbands of Hope and Author, joins us for The Importance of Finding Your Why. Jess’s journey in becoming an entrepreneur will inspire and motivate you in so many ways. She goes over why she started her company, what it was like sourcing materials for the first time, and how important it is to have a purpose behind your business. With Jess’s inspiring words and humbling experiences she shares, you won’t want today’s episode to end! Tune in to hear all the details.

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Adapting to the New Normal in Retail

Today Heather Orscheln, Founder of Revel Boutique, joins us for Adapting to the New Normal in Retail. Heather is a true example of practicing adaption and seeing the successful results of it. She goes over how her side business grew into an empire, what it’s like carrying nationally known brands, and how she managed to grow her business during the coronavirus pandemic. Tune in to hear more about Heather’s incredible journey in becoming a successful boutique owner, even through the challenging times.

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How To Build A Memorable Brand

How To Build A Memorable Brand

Today Dr. J.J. Peterson, Chief of Teaching and Facilitation at StoryBrand, joins us for How To Build A Memorable Brand. J.J. goes over what elements are needed to create a successful story and how narrative transportation can create more revenue for you. He also goes over important topics such as how to balance your authority and empathy, when to sell and when not to, and how to create a consistent story for your brand. Bring along your notebook because there’s no doubt today’s episode will help transform your business.

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Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business

Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business

Today Erin Hooley, founder of Bailey’s Blossoms, joins us for Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business. Erin is a living example of being more successful by knowing her numbers. She goes in-depth on conversion rates, branding, and how she manages business and motherhood. But there are so many more helpful business tips from this well-spoken, successful entrepreneur, so tune in now!

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Merging Motherhood and a Boutique Business

Leslie Plank and Stacy Gnewkowski, Owners of Hawthorne Collection & Boutique come to the show to discuss the retail and wholesale side of their business, including the importance of involving your family in your company, along with social responsibility.

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Episode #41: Finishing the Year Strong and Starting 2019 with a Bang

We’re not just talking about finishing the year strong in your business, it’s your entire life. That last week of holiay sales is a tough one, but preparing yourself for an amazing start to 2019 can have amazing psychological effects that last all year long. This episode is full of tips to make this happen. >> EPISODE 41 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn

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Episode #40: How to truly serve your customers & your staff, with Jason Stoker, co-owner of Deep South Marketing, Deep South Pout, Love Poppy Jewels and Social Shop

Our guest today owns four businesses that serve the retail industry. Jason knows every side of the boutique world, so get your pen ready! Jason’s wife Shannon started her boutique Deep South Pout in 2011. Short after, the Stokers’ and their business partners started a wholesale jewelry line, a wholesale graphic tee company, and a social selling platform. >> EPISODE 40 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes?

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Episode #40: Protecting Original Work with Trademarks, Copyrights & Licencing Agreements, Plus Working with High-Level Influencers, with Mike Satterfield of RBR Wholesale and The Gentleman Racer

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

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Episode #39: 5 Critical Tips for Holiday Sales, with Ashley Alderson, The Boutique Hub

Do you know where Black Friday got its name? Well traditionally, retailers were in the red financially all year, but when the holiday shopping season hit they moved into the black. Hopefully, that’s not the case for you but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of this powerful season. This week we are diving into 5 critical tips to help you maximize the busiest season in retail and push

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How to Build a Successful Team

How to Build a Successful Team

Today on the Boutique Chat Podcast Sara Burks, Director of Education at the Boutique Hub, joins us for How to Build a Successful Team. Sara covers how to hire, how to onboard, and what to do when you lose an employee.

Read More »
The Importance of Finding Your Why

The Importance of Finding Your Why

Today Jess Ekstrom, Founder of Headbands of Hope and Author, joins us for The Importance of Finding Your Why. Jess’s journey in becoming an entrepreneur will inspire and motivate you in so many ways. She goes over why she started her company, what it was like sourcing materials for the first time, and how important it is to have a purpose behind your business. With Jess’s inspiring words and humbling experiences she shares, you won’t want today’s episode to end! Tune in to hear all the details.

Read More »

Adapting to the New Normal in Retail

Today Heather Orscheln, Founder of Revel Boutique, joins us for Adapting to the New Normal in Retail. Heather is a true example of practicing adaption and seeing the successful results of it. She goes over how her side business grew into an empire, what it’s like carrying nationally known brands, and how she managed to grow her business during the coronavirus pandemic. Tune in to hear more about Heather’s incredible journey in becoming a successful boutique owner, even through the challenging times.

Read More »
How To Build A Memorable Brand

How To Build A Memorable Brand

Today Dr. J.J. Peterson, Chief of Teaching and Facilitation at StoryBrand, joins us for How To Build A Memorable Brand. J.J. goes over what elements are needed to create a successful story and how narrative transportation can create more revenue for you. He also goes over important topics such as how to balance your authority and empathy, when to sell and when not to, and how to create a consistent story for your brand. Bring along your notebook because there’s no doubt today’s episode will help transform your business.

Read More »
Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business

Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business

Today Erin Hooley, founder of Bailey’s Blossoms, joins us for Tips to Create a Profitable Ecommerce Business. Erin is a living example of being more successful by knowing her numbers. She goes in-depth on conversion rates, branding, and how she manages business and motherhood. But there are so many more helpful business tips from this well-spoken, successful entrepreneur, so tune in now!

Read More »

Merging Motherhood and a Boutique Business

Leslie Plank and Stacy Gnewkowski, Owners of Hawthorne Collection & Boutique come to the show to discuss the retail and wholesale side of their business, including the importance of involving your family in your company, along with social responsibility.

Read More »

Episode #41: Finishing the Year Strong and Starting 2019 with a Bang

We’re not just talking about finishing the year strong in your business, it’s your entire life. That last week of holiay sales is a tough one, but preparing yourself for an amazing start to 2019 can have amazing psychological effects that last all year long. This episode is full of tips to make this happen. >> EPISODE 41 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn

Read More »

Episode #40: How to truly serve your customers & your staff, with Jason Stoker, co-owner of Deep South Marketing, Deep South Pout, Love Poppy Jewels and Social Shop

Our guest today owns four businesses that serve the retail industry. Jason knows every side of the boutique world, so get your pen ready! Jason’s wife Shannon started her boutique Deep South Pout in 2011. Short after, the Stokers’ and their business partners started a wholesale jewelry line, a wholesale graphic tee company, and a social selling platform. >> EPISODE 40 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes?

Read More »

Episode #40: Protecting Original Work with Trademarks, Copyrights & Licencing Agreements, Plus Working with High-Level Influencers, with Mike Satterfield of RBR Wholesale and The Gentleman Racer

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

Read More »

Episode #39: 5 Critical Tips for Holiday Sales, with Ashley Alderson, The Boutique Hub

Do you know where Black Friday got its name? Well traditionally, retailers were in the red financially all year, but when the holiday shopping season hit they moved into the black. Hopefully, that’s not the case for you but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of this powerful season. This week we are diving into 5 critical tips to help you maximize the busiest season in retail and push

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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.

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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!

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