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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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Vignette designed by students at Consign to Design Knoxville TN

The program was part of a September 2016 competition that was featured in local TV and which won a national award.

Consignment and resale shopkeepers often dream of having interns from local schools lend them a hand in their shops. But the logistics can be baffling.

Kristi Hickey and husband/ business partner David, owners of the 28,000 sq.ft. (more…)

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You know those times when someone asks what you do, but you only have a limited time to intrigue them?

Like when you’re on an elevator with that person who holds the possible key to your potential future success?

Making your elevator speech: advice from TGtbT.blogThat’s why a 30-second distillation of “what you do” is called an elevator speech.”

I freely admit I have a hard time (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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Deja Vuesday

where you can visit a gently-used, blog post in case you missed it the first time. It’s even better the second time around.

What’s the one thing your small, local, financially-challenged business can do better than

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Fire up your color printer! I’m thinking some inspirational photos in sign holders around the shop might nudge a few sales hither and yon…. like:

Showing folks how

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An article in The New York Times on “brand authenticity” has me thinking about consignment and resale shops and the Shop Local campaigns.

Here’s the ending quote on a discussion of what authenticity means to the consumer, and I think it sums up (more…)

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