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Episode #38: Looking at the Evolution of Wholesale, with FashionGo CEO, Daniel Lee

That’s right, Ashley chatted with FashionGo’s CEO Daniel Lee. They breakdown where the wholesale industry has been, what it’s doing now, and what’s on the horizon. FashionGo and other online wholesalers make it possible for boutique owners to shift their buying strategy on a weekly basis rather than yearly or quarterly, and that is changing the game. Pssst. If you aren’t analyzing your POS data to adjust your buying strategy

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Episode #36: 6 Steps to the Perfect Purchase, with Bob Negan, Founder of WhizBang! Retail

Early on in Bob’s retail career, he realized that making the customer happy is the most important thing in sales. Not just accepting returns with no receipt or sending thank you cards after a big purchase. Every. Single. Second. Matters. From the moment your customers come in contact with your staff everything matters. This episode breaks down key points of how to train your staff, how to manage your time

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Episode #35: Meet a New Wholesale Marketplace, Fashion Domino

Finding new, fresh, and trendy pieces for your store is one of the key priorities as a boutique owner. Going to market is necessary and the sales reps you’ll find there can help you make it big, but as more and more wholesale shopping moves online, you need to know all of the resources available to retailers, like Fashion Domino.  Meet this new online fashion marketplace for wholesale, and enjoy

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Episode #34: How to Buy Direct in LA, with Fashion Buyer, Jacqueline Holmes.

Buying smarter means understanding your product lifecycle and getting the best quality and pricing for what you’re bringing in. Going to LA on a regular basis isn’t ideal, because well… life. That’s where a buyer like Jacqueline comes in. Jacqueline has been on both sides of the aisle as a boutique owner and buyer. In this episode, we talk misconceptions buying in LA, how to build partnerships with vendors and

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Episode #33: YouTube & Beyond, How Two Sisters Grew a following of 2 million on YouTube & Won 2018 Global Boutique of the Year.

These two sisters are creating waves in the shop small movement carrying the title of fashion influencer and boutique owner. Tracy and Stefanie’s love of fashion and beauty led them to start a YouTube channel in 2009. Fast Forward 9 years, they’ve just been named the 2018 Global Boutique of the Year. This podcast dives into their journey, balancing working with family, transitioning back and forth from influencer and boutique

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Episode #32: Advanced Strategy + Promoted Pins with Pinterest’s McKayla Amundsen

If you are not using Pinterest in your business you are missing a huge opportunity. Did you know women’s fashion is the number one most pinned category? We chatted with Partner Manager at Pinterest for this episode, she also joined us at The Boutique Summit this past June and let us tell you now… you’ll want to grab a pen. Pssst. Pinterest is contributing exclusive trainings for The Boutique Hub’s

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Episode 31 Boutique Chat Text Message List Marketing

Episode #31: Why Text Message Marketing Can Change your Business, with Bo Cain VP of Sales at Sentext Solutions

You don’t own your Facebook page, Instagram, or Snapchat. So what will you do the next time an algorithm takes a nosedive?  How will you reach your customers? That’s where your own list comes in, your email list, and in today’s world of marketing to overfull inboxes, a new list. Text Message Lists. With 98% of text messages read in the first 5 minutes, it’s time to re-think your marketing

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Episode #30: How Can Emerging Designers us Community to Compete with Fast Fashion? With Hillary France, CEO of Brand Assembly

Brand Assembly was created with one purpose in mind: to help emerging fashion brands grow their business by creating a community that leverages resources and provides a platform for brands to support one another. By creating a nurturing and collaborative atmosphere, Brand Assembly removes the barriers of entering a highly competitive contemporary market and assists in building a successful business.    >> EPISODE 30 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes <<

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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 #28: Changing the Experience and Preparing for Markets with Desiree Hanson, VP of Fashion Events at WWIN

Women’s Wear in Nevada has been a premiere show in Las Vegas for decades and Des is on the forefront of changing the experience this show offers. From educational events to recognizing the trends in retailer and consumer buying, get ready for a fresh WWIN. >> EPISODE 28 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn here See the Full Boutique Chat Podcast Website here ABOUT

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Episode #38: Looking at the Evolution of Wholesale, with FashionGo CEO, Daniel Lee

That’s right, Ashley chatted with FashionGo’s CEO Daniel Lee. They breakdown where the wholesale industry has been, what it’s doing now, and what’s on the horizon. FashionGo and other online wholesalers make it possible for boutique owners to shift their buying strategy on a weekly basis rather than yearly or quarterly, and that is changing the game. Pssst. If you aren’t analyzing your POS data to adjust your buying strategy

Read More »

Episode #36: 6 Steps to the Perfect Purchase, with Bob Negan, Founder of WhizBang! Retail

Early on in Bob’s retail career, he realized that making the customer happy is the most important thing in sales. Not just accepting returns with no receipt or sending thank you cards after a big purchase. Every. Single. Second. Matters. From the moment your customers come in contact with your staff everything matters. This episode breaks down key points of how to train your staff, how to manage your time

Read More »

Episode #35: Meet a New Wholesale Marketplace, Fashion Domino

Finding new, fresh, and trendy pieces for your store is one of the key priorities as a boutique owner. Going to market is necessary and the sales reps you’ll find there can help you make it big, but as more and more wholesale shopping moves online, you need to know all of the resources available to retailers, like Fashion Domino.  Meet this new online fashion marketplace for wholesale, and enjoy

Read More »

Episode #34: How to Buy Direct in LA, with Fashion Buyer, Jacqueline Holmes.

Buying smarter means understanding your product lifecycle and getting the best quality and pricing for what you’re bringing in. Going to LA on a regular basis isn’t ideal, because well… life. That’s where a buyer like Jacqueline comes in. Jacqueline has been on both sides of the aisle as a boutique owner and buyer. In this episode, we talk misconceptions buying in LA, how to build partnerships with vendors and

Read More »

Episode #33: YouTube & Beyond, How Two Sisters Grew a following of 2 million on YouTube & Won 2018 Global Boutique of the Year.

These two sisters are creating waves in the shop small movement carrying the title of fashion influencer and boutique owner. Tracy and Stefanie’s love of fashion and beauty led them to start a YouTube channel in 2009. Fast Forward 9 years, they’ve just been named the 2018 Global Boutique of the Year. This podcast dives into their journey, balancing working with family, transitioning back and forth from influencer and boutique

Read More »

Episode #32: Advanced Strategy + Promoted Pins with Pinterest’s McKayla Amundsen

If you are not using Pinterest in your business you are missing a huge opportunity. Did you know women’s fashion is the number one most pinned category? We chatted with Partner Manager at Pinterest for this episode, she also joined us at The Boutique Summit this past June and let us tell you now… you’ll want to grab a pen. Pssst. Pinterest is contributing exclusive trainings for The Boutique Hub’s

Read More »
Episode 31 Boutique Chat Text Message List Marketing

Episode #31: Why Text Message Marketing Can Change your Business, with Bo Cain VP of Sales at Sentext Solutions

You don’t own your Facebook page, Instagram, or Snapchat. So what will you do the next time an algorithm takes a nosedive?  How will you reach your customers? That’s where your own list comes in, your email list, and in today’s world of marketing to overfull inboxes, a new list. Text Message Lists. With 98% of text messages read in the first 5 minutes, it’s time to re-think your marketing

Read More »

Episode #30: How Can Emerging Designers us Community to Compete with Fast Fashion? With Hillary France, CEO of Brand Assembly

Brand Assembly was created with one purpose in mind: to help emerging fashion brands grow their business by creating a community that leverages resources and provides a platform for brands to support one another. By creating a nurturing and collaborative atmosphere, Brand Assembly removes the barriers of entering a highly competitive contemporary market and assists in building a successful business.    >> EPISODE 30 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes <<

Read More »

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 #28: Changing the Experience and Preparing for Markets with Desiree Hanson, VP of Fashion Events at WWIN

Women’s Wear in Nevada has been a premiere show in Las Vegas for decades and Des is on the forefront of changing the experience this show offers. From educational events to recognizing the trends in retailer and consumer buying, get ready for a fresh WWIN. >> EPISODE 28 – LISTEN NOW ON iTunes << Don’t Have iTunes? Listen on Libsyn here See the Full Boutique Chat Podcast Website here ABOUT

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