Guest Blog Post by Vajro Boutiques are wonderful places to shop for the most interesting things that aren’t run of the mill. And you can be certain that you won’t find 10 other people wearing the same thing you picked up from a boutique! But do people, and women in particular, have that kind of time nowadays to leisurely shop? No, they don’t! And that’s why online shopping is a booming industry now. Here are the...

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 strategy. Get ready to take...

Had big-box retailers owned a crystal ball 24 months ago, perhaps this one strategy could have saved them from a dramatic demise. It’s the strategy that has allowed independent retailers to quickly come in and fill the gaps, both online and off. What’s the secret?  - Authenticity & Personalization. While e-commerce tools, strategies, and platforms are building powerful, smart and strategic retail empires, there is still a clear need to reach consumers one level deeper. Why? People...

Only a tracked number grows. To be a successful boutique owner, it not only takes great taste and style but really a four legged stool of skills.  Owners need to have smart marketing strategy, people skills, a great eye for style and buying, and most importantly we could argue, a firm knowledge of the numbers that make your business tick. Without which, you can’t buy, your marketing will break you and your people skills won’t...