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Episode #17: What 20+ Years in a Successful Boutique Teaches you About Retail + Basketball, with Sara Burks, The Boutique Hub

MaCandis Boutique was open for more than 67 years, where Sara Burks, Director of Partnerships & Education at The Boutique Hub, started working in high school. Skip forward a few years, with a Masters in Business Administration Sara Burks purchased and operated the store for 20+ years.   From managing your team, inventory and reporting key metrics, and mastering customer service, Sara is sharing with us her secrets to success.

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Episode #16: How to Innovate in a Crowded Market, with Grayson DiFonzo, Founder Buddy Love Clothing

Creating your own clothing line isn’t for the faint of heart. BuddyLove founder Grayson DiFonzo has worked in fashion for years and even owned her own showroom repping other brands at Dallas Market Center before she ventured into designing. Developed out of a need to bring a unique taste to the boutique industry, she saw a need and filled it. It takes an eye for fashion, style, fit, and body

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Episode #15: Becoming a Retail Scientist Using Data, with Geoff Tease the VP of Client Success at RICS Software.

Repeat after me, “I NEED to analyze data for my boutique.”  There is a huge difference today in tracking data, and analyzing the right data. Today, without having access to the quality information a robust POS system provides, you are operating in the dark. Today, we are diving into the top 5 reports you need to analyze weekly in your business, helping you better analyze sales, categories, brands, inventory, customer

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Episode #14: Breaking into Established Markets and Scaling with a Great Brand Story, with Amanda Kimes & Lindsay Perraton of Kimes Ranch.

Matt and Amanda Kimes changed the face of denim in the western world in what seemed like an overnight success story. But it took years of work, finding a manufacturer that believed in them, a great team, and a relaunch. It was no easy task. Kimes Ranch was founded in 2009 and today has retailers in 10 countries, 64k Facebook followers, and on top of it all, their coworkers are

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Episode #13: Scaling a million dollar brand from your kitchen table, with Meredith Jurica, Founder of Makeup Junkie Bags

It’s rare to hit $1 million in sales in your first year with a product you sewed at your kitchen table. Meredith Jurica did it and she continues to speed down the highway to success that few can get on. Hear how she built a magnetic brand that customers flock to, while she has simultaneously has kicked fear in the face to keep growing. Her passion, determination and faith in

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Episode #12: Mastering Facebook Ads & Retargeting: The Secret to Success for Boutique Retail, with Reza Khadjavi of Shoelace

Holy cow, grab a pencil before you listen to this episode. Reza & Ashley break down the nitty-gritty details of Facebook Ads, from conversion rates, sales funnels, and so much more. If you have an e-commerce store, you NEED to be retargeting. As Reza says in this podcast, not every visitor to your site will have a credit card in their hand the first time they visit. How will you

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Why Story Matters: Learn from an icon who has helped build multiple iconic western brands. With Keith Mundee, President of American Hat Company | Boutique Chat Podcast

Episode #11: Why Story Matters: Learn from an icon who has helped build multiple iconic western brands. With Keith Mundee, President of American Hat Company

Keith Mundee is an icon in the western apparel industry, not only for the brands he has helped to build but for the man that he is. Once you meet Keith, you’ll have an instant connection and appreciation for his view of the apparel industry and how serving is the art of the deal in selling. In today’s episode, hear how Keith built some of the most recognized brands in

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Episode #10: Creating a Magnetic Wholesale Line Customers Love, with Chad Riggins owner of Texas True Threads

Have you ever wondered how some wholesale brands seem to take off?  Is it the product? The terms? Or is it the team behind it all? Well, today we are answering your questions by saying, “All of the above” as we meet Chad Riggins, the owner of Texas True Threads, a lifestyle graphic tee brand based in Spearman, Texas.  Not only is Chad successful with Texas True, but with his

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Episode #9: Top 10 Mistakes Happening in Retail Business Today – Solo Episode with Ashley Alderson

The world of retail is ever changing, and on today’s show we dive into the top 10 mistakes both retailers and wholesale brands may making, and significantly holding them back from success. Are you making one of these?   In our first solo episode, Ashley is diving into how you can avoid these pitfalls, and providing you with key takeaways for you to grow your business. She’s even taking head

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Boutique Chat Podcast | The Boutique Hub

Episode #8: Why You Shouldn’t Put All of Your Eggs into the Facebook Basket, with Liz Ross, Founder of Southern Fried Chics

From the beginning of social media, there were only a handful of ‘Facebook Boutiques’ that started, and went big right away. For southern women who loved both dressy and casual looks paired with a great pair of boots, one stood out from the start. Southern Fried Chics. This week, we meet Founder, Liz Ross, and talk about her journey to building a multi-million dollar e-commerce and brick and mortar boutique,

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Episode #17: What 20+ Years in a Successful Boutique Teaches you About Retail + Basketball, with Sara Burks, The Boutique Hub

MaCandis Boutique was open for more than 67 years, where Sara Burks, Director of Partnerships & Education at The Boutique Hub, started working in high school. Skip forward a few years, with a Masters in Business Administration Sara Burks purchased and operated the store for 20+ years.   From managing your team, inventory and reporting key metrics, and mastering customer service, Sara is sharing with us her secrets to success.

Read More »

Episode #16: How to Innovate in a Crowded Market, with Grayson DiFonzo, Founder Buddy Love Clothing

Creating your own clothing line isn’t for the faint of heart. BuddyLove founder Grayson DiFonzo has worked in fashion for years and even owned her own showroom repping other brands at Dallas Market Center before she ventured into designing. Developed out of a need to bring a unique taste to the boutique industry, she saw a need and filled it. It takes an eye for fashion, style, fit, and body

Read More »

Episode #15: Becoming a Retail Scientist Using Data, with Geoff Tease the VP of Client Success at RICS Software.

Repeat after me, “I NEED to analyze data for my boutique.”  There is a huge difference today in tracking data, and analyzing the right data. Today, without having access to the quality information a robust POS system provides, you are operating in the dark. Today, we are diving into the top 5 reports you need to analyze weekly in your business, helping you better analyze sales, categories, brands, inventory, customer

Read More »

Episode #14: Breaking into Established Markets and Scaling with a Great Brand Story, with Amanda Kimes & Lindsay Perraton of Kimes Ranch.

Matt and Amanda Kimes changed the face of denim in the western world in what seemed like an overnight success story. But it took years of work, finding a manufacturer that believed in them, a great team, and a relaunch. It was no easy task. Kimes Ranch was founded in 2009 and today has retailers in 10 countries, 64k Facebook followers, and on top of it all, their coworkers are

Read More »

Episode #13: Scaling a million dollar brand from your kitchen table, with Meredith Jurica, Founder of Makeup Junkie Bags

It’s rare to hit $1 million in sales in your first year with a product you sewed at your kitchen table. Meredith Jurica did it and she continues to speed down the highway to success that few can get on. Hear how she built a magnetic brand that customers flock to, while she has simultaneously has kicked fear in the face to keep growing. Her passion, determination and faith in

Read More »

Episode #12: Mastering Facebook Ads & Retargeting: The Secret to Success for Boutique Retail, with Reza Khadjavi of Shoelace

Holy cow, grab a pencil before you listen to this episode. Reza & Ashley break down the nitty-gritty details of Facebook Ads, from conversion rates, sales funnels, and so much more. If you have an e-commerce store, you NEED to be retargeting. As Reza says in this podcast, not every visitor to your site will have a credit card in their hand the first time they visit. How will you

Read More »
Why Story Matters: Learn from an icon who has helped build multiple iconic western brands. With Keith Mundee, President of American Hat Company | Boutique Chat Podcast

Episode #11: Why Story Matters: Learn from an icon who has helped build multiple iconic western brands. With Keith Mundee, President of American Hat Company

Keith Mundee is an icon in the western apparel industry, not only for the brands he has helped to build but for the man that he is. Once you meet Keith, you’ll have an instant connection and appreciation for his view of the apparel industry and how serving is the art of the deal in selling. In today’s episode, hear how Keith built some of the most recognized brands in

Read More »

Episode #10: Creating a Magnetic Wholesale Line Customers Love, with Chad Riggins owner of Texas True Threads

Have you ever wondered how some wholesale brands seem to take off?  Is it the product? The terms? Or is it the team behind it all? Well, today we are answering your questions by saying, “All of the above” as we meet Chad Riggins, the owner of Texas True Threads, a lifestyle graphic tee brand based in Spearman, Texas.  Not only is Chad successful with Texas True, but with his

Read More »

Episode #9: Top 10 Mistakes Happening in Retail Business Today – Solo Episode with Ashley Alderson

The world of retail is ever changing, and on today’s show we dive into the top 10 mistakes both retailers and wholesale brands may making, and significantly holding them back from success. Are you making one of these?   In our first solo episode, Ashley is diving into how you can avoid these pitfalls, and providing you with key takeaways for you to grow your business. She’s even taking head

Read More »
Boutique Chat Podcast | The Boutique Hub

Episode #8: Why You Shouldn’t Put All of Your Eggs into the Facebook Basket, with Liz Ross, Founder of Southern Fried Chics

From the beginning of social media, there were only a handful of ‘Facebook Boutiques’ that started, and went big right away. For southern women who loved both dressy and casual looks paired with a great pair of boots, one stood out from the start. Southern Fried Chics. This week, we meet Founder, Liz Ross, and talk about her journey to building a multi-million dollar e-commerce and brick and mortar boutique,

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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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