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One of the most fun parts of NARTS Conference is always the Resale Bus Tour, where we descend en masse at willing NARTS member shops, poking into back rooms, eating cupcakes, asking questions and shopping!

Come sit on my shoulder while


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TGtbT.com really thinks Conference is a good investment

I’m busy making lists, packing supplies, and practicing my workshop. Gathering resources I think the folks I meet and chat with and eat and drink with might like to have.

Hope you are too!

Don’t forget to check which Products for the Professional Resaler you already have. And download what looks interesting… that way, you’ll have a chance to read it before Conference and, if you need to, ask for clarification or for how you could adapt, say, a promotional idea that catches your eye, or a way of handling clearance sales or using your space better, to your specific shop situation!

PS: If we don’t happen to meet in the course of Thursday, Friday or Saturday, I’ll be in the front of SourceMart on Sunday just for the first hour, from noon to 1pm, signing the Manual. Brings yours if you’d like me to sign it, pick one up if you’ve never treated yourself to this business tool… or just come chat!

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Every Conference that I can attend, we have a TGtbT meetup in the lobby bar on Thursday at 6pm. As we (more…)

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Mentoring someone can help YOU succeed, says Kate Holmes of TGtbT.comA gentle suggestion for those shopkeepers who will be attending NARTS Conference this week: Aim to return home with both a MENTOR and a MENTEE.

One person with whom you have a relationship that will encourage you,

help you make decisions, guide you, share their wisdom and experiences…

and one person for whom you can do the same.

When you meet fellow shopkeepers, explore: are they willing to share their  expertise in a way you can tap, or are they looking to explore your experiences in a way that can help their businesses grow and thrive. Either way, as mentor or mentee,

you will continue learning even long after Conference.

Even if you do not find a given acquaintance to fit either of these categories, chances are that, using this goal, you’ll interact in ways that benefit you both.

And by benefiting you both, you will also be benefiting the industry as a whole. The better we each are at resale, the better reputation the resale industry will have as a whole!

Now THAT’S a goal!

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NARTS Conference is the eagerly-anticipated annual gathering of resale shop owners and managers, but many folks worry if they have to close, they will miss business and offend shoppers. Here’s our Too Good to be Threw Best Advice (more…)

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… who are on their way to NARTS Conference 2014, a big hug and this wish for you:


Have a wonderful time, and come back and tell us all about it!

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TGtbT.com helps you have a great meetingThere’s “social media”… and then there’s real, face-to-face social meetings.

Like your local merchants’ association or your national association. Will you get every benefit out of the time and expense that you can? If you belong to, or simply attend, professional meetings, there’s a wealth of information and profitable connections to make. But you do have to be proactive.  Here’s (more…)

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