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want mote interaction on social media? TGtbT.com tells you how

There’s 2 keys to getting your social media followers involved in your posts. (And no, giving

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Every business needs a clever, quick tag line… and every resale business could use one that covers both aspects of the shop!

Kudos to St. Vincent de Paul USA for this one!

What’s a tagline you ask? It’s a (more…)

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Resalers need to be financially and marketing-wise, smart about their in-store promotions.

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A great question in Auntie Kate’s email box recently. T. H. asks:

Why do customers and consignors give me a hard time? They always argue with me (My things are more in style than what they have out here or They priced this too high, you need to mark it down) and that “they” really irks me. I’m “they” for heaven’s sake! Even my employees are always picking on me: they rearranged my work area last week when I was off! I won’t even tell you how service providers and salesmen treat me.

I’m the boss. How come they don’t treat me like I am?

Auntie Kate answers: A boss needs to look and act the part.

Perhaps your boss-persona needs some polishing. What type of impression do you make on people? When a stranger walks into the shop, can she tell you’re the boss by your charming inviting manner? Or are you often mistaken for the cleaning lady because you have your head down and barely mutter Hi?

Do you dress professionally? It’s hard for a client to respect you and your wonderful store if you are wearing (more…)

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I’m a member of a closed group that had some incredible customer testimonials and photos of their purchases… so I looked into what was going on. Contest? Not exactly...

The shop has 161,000 likes on its business page.

And over 4000 members in its closed group.

Here, I think, is why. On (more…)

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The benefits of “knowing people” are very real, in personal and business settings. And that, really, is all that networking is: putting yourself out there, making contacts, working with others who have something in common with you. If you’re not comfortable reaching out to make strangers part of your network, here are eight ways to get started:

1- Keep this first and foremost in mind: you’re 

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Oh no! Did you hear? Five Guys is going out of business!

 

Misleading signage can cost your resale or consignment shop serious money....

Careful how you word your signage…

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