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Season Six Kickoff: What’s Working for Small Business Retailers Right Now


“In your business, your job is not to be the hero. Your job is to make your customer the hero and help her defeat whatever her villain is.”

Welcome to Season 6! This season, we’re shaking things up. It’s time to get real and authentic because life is too short for anything less. We’re diving deep into the world of boutique ownership, exploring the challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. I’m here to listen to your stories, your questions, and your struggles, and together, we’ll find solutions that can transform not just your business, but your life. From seasoned boutique owners to newcomers in the industry, we’ll be featuring a diverse range of guests who will share their insights, experiences, and strategies for success. Get ready for interviews, mastermind sessions, and expert advice that will inspire and empower you to take your boutique to new heights.

In this episode, we’ll uncover what’s working in the world of boutiques right now. From embracing change and evolution to the power of events and building a memorable brand reputation, we’ll explore the key strategies that are driving success in the industry. Let’s get into it!

What’s Working for Small Business Retailers

Community Building

Building a community is crucial. While online giants focus on low prices, boutiques can create lasting relationships by connecting on shared values, struggles, and experiences.

One of my favorite resources for community building within your business is the book, Story Brand by Donald Miller. You can snag a copy here!

Events and Experiences

Hosting events, both online and in-store, fosters a sense of shared experiences among your customers. Make your boutique a place for more than just shopping – make it an event.

Building a Memorable Brand

Craft a brand that people recognize instantly. Consistency in visuals, voice, and values creates a lasting impression and distinguishes you from the competition.

Algorithm Training

Understand and utilize algorithms. Share more personal, behind-the-scenes content on your Facebook page to engage your audience and enhance your reach.

Psst – Need social media content ideas? I’ve got a free guide just for you, download it here!

Financial Literacy

In a shifting industry, financial literacy is non-negotiable. Boutiques must focus on inventory management, smart buying, and transparent conversations about profit and loss. It’s time to empower yourself with financial knowledge.

PS – We dig deeper into business financials in our signature course, Retail Bootcamp! Enrollment opens up again in a few short months, get on the list to be the first to know.

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