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It’s funny, how a simple email subject line can make you feel really, well, (more…)

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Here’s a message I came across recently:

“[A]ll I want to do is stay home with my family. That’s the whole reason I’m giving this business thing (more…)

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One of the most profitable things you can sell in your shop is jewelry. Why? Well, if you follow the advice in the Manual, the mark-up can be terrific; jewelry takes up little space so your dollars per square foot can reach into the thousands; and because, well because jewelry fits most everyone!

The secret to selling more jewelry? Show it on your social media. Which means taking pictures. Which means

taking really GOOD pictures.

Some tips for getting (more…)

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I snapped this pic of the side window at Trader Joe’s. The only people who’d see this are those parked on that side of the building, like me.

But that doesn’t mean (more…)

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One of my favorite techniques for spicing up resale shops and expanding not just their customer base but also their word of mouth is a department called

Weird & Wonderful.

But it occurred to me the other day that (more…)

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How you could be hurting your business by having too much. And what to do about it. From Too Good to be Threw.

Can anyone look through this merchandise, asks Auntie Kate of TGtbT.com

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