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If you’re opening a new store, remodeling, or simply switching seasons or doing a window display… let your social media followers watch as you do so!

Here’s ourKudos “winner” who made a 41-second video about their new store from a series of still shots taken as they worked.

Involve your followers in your business with just a few dozen shots, and see how much more loyal they are to you!

Need some more BRILLIANT ideas I’ve found for your shop? Here’s our “Kudos” category!

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Wise words from a legendary retailer to us consignment and resale shopkeepersYou know how I am always telling you to add value, not cut prices? Turns out Mr. Selfridge (more…)

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What elegant is, from www.TGtbT.blogThe statistics are endless: half of American women wear size 16 or above; the average dress size is 14; 45% of adult women are at least 30 pounds overweight.

So, are you getting your share of that business?

Whether your shop (more…)

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If you are a savvy shopper, and know pretty well how much what will sell and how much it will sell for, you can do well in the consignment business.

That’s what one blog says. Alas, this type of info is JUST what some folks (more…)

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If your shop has more than one room, the entryway/ passage can be a real WOW factor… without interfering with their browsing pleasure. Doing something to lead folks in makes for an enjoyable and memorable¬†shopping experience.

Which leads to more (more…)

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Okay, I get it.

Your shop’s so busy, you’re lucky to snap a shot and post it on social media, yet alone do as Kate suggests: brand your photo with your shop name.

One more step is just one step too far? Don’t care to take the time to let folks know that it’s a photo from YOUR business?

Then do asRose Marie Banner does here on her Instagram.

Put a SIGN in the darn photo.

Kudos to Rose Marie!

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When things get more difficult we start to ask some of our employees to wear multiple hats. That’s the right thing to do but be aware that just because they are good at one thing doesn’t mean they are good at everything. We can turn a strong employee into a weak one by giving them a job they can’t do well. — Rick Segel

Resalers on the ladder to successLet me tell you about Erica. She was the model (more…)

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