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Websites. Ugh.No heavy lifting involved with these tips from TGtbT.blog

Is that your reaction? I’m betting it’s because of

  • The expense, time, and communications problems with your website expert.
  • The amateur look of so many of those “instant website” programs.
  • The difficulties of constantly getting your webmaster to update stuff.

Guess what? There’s a simple solution with no heavy lifting involved. You can do it, and keep it updated, yourself. If you can construct a display window, you can display your business in your space, for your benefit, without following Facebook or Instagram or anyone else’s “rules.”

Example: (more…)

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If you’ve run out of ideas about telling your customers how wonderful resale is for the holidays, here’s 50 angles you could use:

50 Days & 50 Ways to Have a Merry Recycled Holiday

Keep the LIGHT in Christmas by celbrating the resale way | TGtbT.comIt’s a blog written directly for the public, with all the ways to use resale shopping to have an eco-friendly celebration. This link takes you to the start page of the blog, and from there you can explore:

Day-by-day: Use the calendar to click on each day… there’s one post per day.

By topic: there’s 5 categories to choose from just below that calendar.

Check it out,  and feel free to link to any of the 50 resale-centric, consumer-angled posts there!

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Bummer, right? No matter how cute and interesting and vital your page is, very few of those who follow you will ever be offered the choice to read it. Is there a solution? YES. (Well, MAYBE. Read on…)  (more…)

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Resale, consignment, thrift jeans: Better by FAR!!!!It was bad enough when women’s jeans were sized in junior or missy sizes.

But adding the waist measurement, as they did a few years back? Madness.

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ghost toen in your shop? Auntie Kate has some suggestionsNo customers? You’ve vacuumed and waxed the rods and are bored silly? Feel like you’re in a ghost town?

Here’s a suggestion: Learn how to claim your on-line listings. Take your time and do it right.

One thing they forgot, for us entrepreneurs: Make sure that your profile page on Facebook shows your business page. (And make sure that that link actually GOES there.)

Extra credit. For more ideas of what to do when, seemingly, there’s nothing to do:

Rather than stare out the window and worry that everyone’s forgotten you….

Learn to link to get more traffic. (And if you’re embarrassed that you aren’t QUITE sure how to find your own URLs, read this.)

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A shopkeeper asked, the other day, the best way to have a successful end of season sale. I think she was looking for some ideas on what others had done along the lines of bag sales, BOGO events, or dollar racks, but I was struck by (more…)

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If you’re less than confident about the look and appeal  of your shop, get out and about.

You can learn a lot from some flea market vendors.


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