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The Impact of Attending The Boutique Summit


“We get so caught up in the weeds of working in the business that sometimes it’s really hard for us when we’re pulled in so many different directions to take a step back and to have the vantage point to work on the business.” – Ashley Alderson

Welcome back to the Boutique Chat podcast! In this episode, I am to diving into a topic that hits close to home for many of us, especially those managing the juggle of family life and entrepreneurship. We all know running a business is demanding. It consumes your days and, before you know it, years have flown by. I’ve been at the helm of the Boutique Hub for nearly eleven years, and through this journey, the challenge has consistently been about not getting lost in the day-to-day operations and finding time to step back and work on the business, rather than just in it. The impact of attending Summit goes deeper than one might assume.

The Impact of Attending The Boutique Summit

The Trap of the Daily Grind

As business owners, we often find ourselves buried in endless tasks. Whether it’s hitting sales targets or just getting through the daily to-do list, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. This is something I’ve battled as both a mom and a business owner, where some days it’s about thriving, and other days it’s just surviving.

The Power of Stepping Away

One of the most transformative strategies for me has been taking clarity breaks. These aren’t just small pauses; they’re significant steps back to reevaluate and recharge. I know firsthand how difficult this can be, especially without nearby family to help with childcare. Despite these challenges, my husband Eric and I have made it a point to attend business conferences, seek mentorship, and immerse ourselves in communities that reinvigorate our passion and introduce us to new perspectives.

For instance, attending a Brendan Burchard event was a turning point for us. It’s where we met incredible individuals like Justin Prince and Natalie Ellis before Boss Babe soared in popularity. These experiences not only expanded our network but also broadened our horizons, showing us what was possible for our business.

Every time we returned from these breaks, we were able to inject new energy and strategies into our business. It’s about pouring “gasoline on the wildfire” of our potential. These moments away have consistently proven to be some of the most pivotal in driving our business forward.

An Invitation to Grow and Learn

With this understanding of the power of networking and continuous learning, we’ve created the Boutique Summit. It’s tailored for retailers and boutique owners across various sectors, offering a platform to connect, learn, and grow. This year, we’re focusing on overcoming current industry challenges and implementing new strategies to keep moving forward, aptly themed as “The Rising Phoenix.”

The Rising Phoenix

In business, just like in life, there are ups and downs. The real test is how you leverage the highs to sustain through the lows. This year’s Boutique Summit aims to equip you with the tools to do just that. Whether it’s mastering how to thrive online, optimizing merchandising, or leveraging short-form video content, the summit is designed to help you adapt and succeed in an ever-changing marketplace.

So, if you’re feeling stuck or just need a burst of inspiration and practical strategies to elevate your business, consider stepping out of your comfort zone and joining us. Remember, investing in your growth is crucial, and sometimes, the best way to move forward is to take a step back.

Thanks for tuning in this week, and I look forward to hopefully meeting many of you at the Boutique Summit in Dallas this June!

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