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Creating a strategic marketing plan for your business, with brand expert, Drustew | Boutique Chat Podcast | The Boutique Hub

Episode #7: Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, with Brand Expert, Drustew.

What does it mean to sit down and create a strategic marketing plan for your business?  This week we are visiting with our friend Dru Stewart, marketing and branding expert who works with Cactus Ropes, Pro Equine Group and Hatco, and many more.  Not only will we cover marketing strategies working for the world’s largest brands in western, but uncover some critical questions like ‘Is print media dead?’  Make sure

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How to Harness the Power of Social Selling

Episode #5: How to Harness the Power of Social Selling, Amanda and Brandon Kruse, Discount Divas & Comment Sold

Can you build a multi-million dollar business on social media alone?  This week’s guests prove that when you build a tribe of loyal women, anything is possible.  Amanda Kruse is the Founder of Discount Divas, a booming e-commerce business who figured out how to harness the power of social selling through Facebook groups, but she had a secret to help her scale.  Her husband Brandon happened to be a talented

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Boutique Chat Podcast: #1 Podcast for Fashion Industry Businesses

Are you a podcast junkie like we are? There is just something about having access at your fingertips to inspiring stories, proven tips and strategies from countless experts around the world isn’t there? As much as we have loved listening to others, today our entire team and community is thrilled as we put our own spin on podcasting, and launched the first ever boutique retail industry show, with real tips, strategy,

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Fashion Truck Or Brick & Mortar?

Episode #4: Fashion Truck Or Brick & Mortar? How To Give Your Customers A Great Experience Through Specialty Products!

Ashley and Kinzey dive into what it’s like to own a fashion truck and how to be successful in the prom and pageant business and everything in between, including dressing Miss America in 2017. From a seasonal prom store to a fashion truck to a storefront and e-commerce. Kinzey Fockler has done it all. The cool part? She wrote the business plan for KooKoo’s Nest in high school for a

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Boutique Chat Episode #2: Using Facebook Ads & Authenticity to Scale, with Laura Benson, Founder of Filly Flair Boutique

Episode #2: Scaling to a Mega Boutique with Facebook Ads & Authenticity, with Laura Benson, Founder of Filly Flair Boutique

We are thrilled to kickoff our first interview on Boutique Chat with one of our dear friends at The Boutique Hub, and leader in the industry, Laura Benson. Laura is the Founder and CEO of Filly Flair Boutique and has successfully grown a mega-boutique out of her rural community in South Dakota.  Laura is passionate about Facebook Ads and the importance of sharing the personal side of your business. She

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BoutiqueChat Episode #3:#03 Becoming a Better Buyer using Merchandised Planning

Episode #3: Buying Strategy & Cash Flow Analysis for Retail Growth

Ready to be a better buyer and keep more money in your bank account at the end of the day? This episode is PACKED with information about the flow of inventory, data analysis, point of sale systems, merchandised plans and all the details retailers need to manage a successful cash flow and buying strategy.  Meet Dan Jablons, Founder of Retail Smart Guys, analyst, consultant, speaker, and Management One affiliate. >>

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BoutiqueChat Ep #01 - 3 Keys to Success in Retail Today + Show Intro, Meet Ashley Alderson

Boutique Chat Episode #1: 3 Keys to Success In Fashion Retail & Meet The Hostess

It is finally here! We have been so excited to finally share the big news, welcome to the #BoutiqueChat Podcast!! Join us each week, Tuesdays as we dive into actionable strategies, proven business and marketing plans, juicy details and interviews with the leaders of the boutique fashion and retail communities. We’ll be hearing from leading brands, boutiques, influencers, tech leaders, industry insiders and experts, as well as from our Founder

Read More »
Creating a strategic marketing plan for your business, with brand expert, Drustew | Boutique Chat Podcast | The Boutique Hub

Episode #7: Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Business, with Brand Expert, Drustew.

What does it mean to sit down and create a strategic marketing plan for your business?  This week we are visiting with our friend Dru Stewart, marketing and branding expert who works with Cactus Ropes, Pro Equine Group and Hatco, and many more.  Not only will we cover marketing strategies working for the world’s largest brands in western, but uncover some critical questions like ‘Is print media dead?’  Make sure

Read More »
How to Harness the Power of Social Selling

Episode #5: How to Harness the Power of Social Selling, Amanda and Brandon Kruse, Discount Divas & Comment Sold

Can you build a multi-million dollar business on social media alone?  This week’s guests prove that when you build a tribe of loyal women, anything is possible.  Amanda Kruse is the Founder of Discount Divas, a booming e-commerce business who figured out how to harness the power of social selling through Facebook groups, but she had a secret to help her scale.  Her husband Brandon happened to be a talented

Read More »

Boutique Chat Podcast: #1 Podcast for Fashion Industry Businesses

Are you a podcast junkie like we are? There is just something about having access at your fingertips to inspiring stories, proven tips and strategies from countless experts around the world isn’t there? As much as we have loved listening to others, today our entire team and community is thrilled as we put our own spin on podcasting, and launched the first ever boutique retail industry show, with real tips, strategy,

Read More »
Fashion Truck Or Brick & Mortar?

Episode #4: Fashion Truck Or Brick & Mortar? How To Give Your Customers A Great Experience Through Specialty Products!

Ashley and Kinzey dive into what it’s like to own a fashion truck and how to be successful in the prom and pageant business and everything in between, including dressing Miss America in 2017. From a seasonal prom store to a fashion truck to a storefront and e-commerce. Kinzey Fockler has done it all. The cool part? She wrote the business plan for KooKoo’s Nest in high school for a

Read More »
Boutique Chat Episode #2: Using Facebook Ads & Authenticity to Scale, with Laura Benson, Founder of Filly Flair Boutique

Episode #2: Scaling to a Mega Boutique with Facebook Ads & Authenticity, with Laura Benson, Founder of Filly Flair Boutique

We are thrilled to kickoff our first interview on Boutique Chat with one of our dear friends at The Boutique Hub, and leader in the industry, Laura Benson. Laura is the Founder and CEO of Filly Flair Boutique and has successfully grown a mega-boutique out of her rural community in South Dakota.  Laura is passionate about Facebook Ads and the importance of sharing the personal side of your business. She

Read More »
BoutiqueChat Episode #3:#03 Becoming a Better Buyer using Merchandised Planning

Episode #3: Buying Strategy & Cash Flow Analysis for Retail Growth

Ready to be a better buyer and keep more money in your bank account at the end of the day? This episode is PACKED with information about the flow of inventory, data analysis, point of sale systems, merchandised plans and all the details retailers need to manage a successful cash flow and buying strategy.  Meet Dan Jablons, Founder of Retail Smart Guys, analyst, consultant, speaker, and Management One affiliate. >>

Read More »
BoutiqueChat Ep #01 - 3 Keys to Success in Retail Today + Show Intro, Meet Ashley Alderson

Boutique Chat Episode #1: 3 Keys to Success In Fashion Retail & Meet The Hostess

It is finally here! We have been so excited to finally share the big news, welcome to the #BoutiqueChat Podcast!! Join us each week, Tuesdays as we dive into actionable strategies, proven business and marketing plans, juicy details and interviews with the leaders of the boutique fashion and retail communities. We’ll be hearing from leading brands, boutiques, influencers, tech leaders, industry insiders and experts, as well as from our Founder

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