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There’s that old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words, right?

So Old School.

Now, a picture’s worth so much more. No one reads… or if they do they skim. So your photo in your social media, your web site, your blog, has to (more…)

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What’s the smartest way to dress… or to decorate your home? (Smart in the sense of well-chosen and smart as in budget-friendly and smart as in (more…)

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Believe it or not, there are some independent, talented resale shopkeepers who simply cannot bring themselves to brag on their businesses. (Drives me gaga, but it’s a fact of life.) I’ve tried to encourage these reticent entrepreneurs. Even given them reasons to put themselves forth. Yet still there’s some puritanical streak in them┬áthat’s

holding them back from spectacular success.

If you’re a Shrinking Violet, here’s a technique that’s (more…)

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Found in the field (at Bon Bon Vintage, Sarasota):

Polite signage in a resale shop, found by Auntie Kate of TGtbT.blog

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Are your regulars, well, not as regular as you’d like?

Could it be they’re passing your shop by when they just “don’t have the time

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Delighted consignment shop customerWell it seems that not a lot of resale shopkeepers were thrilled with their business balance sheets in 2016.

And all the shopkeepers I know are looking for ways to make 2017 be one for the books!

So, some ideas to build

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Do you have occasion to use email sign-up slips, entry forms for a contest, or registrations for a door prize? How do you keep (more…)

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