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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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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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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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Time to redesign your consignment or resale shop's web site?

Did you know you can turn a “blog” into a web site with one click of your mouse? Read more.

I came across an easy check list you might use to determine whether it’s time (or past time!) to freshen up your consignment, resale or thrift shop’s web site.

My comments, in italics, are (more…)

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You’ve read about those shops to which I offer Kudos: they’re doing something extraordinarily wonderful. I love sharing these ideas to inspire and you love reading them!

Well, once in a while, I feel the need to share an anti-Kudos situation with you, and so today I present  a screen shot from (more…)

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Every once in a while, it does a business good to check its links.

Do the links on your web site go where you want them to go? That Facebook icon: does it take folks to your Facebook page or ask them to share your site on their Facebook? Either way’s fine… unless (more…)

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Yup, you as owner, co-owner, manager of a consignment, resale or thrift shop NEED a portrait. People want to see your lovely face! Use your portrait on your web site, in your blog, periodically on your social media, as a cover photo on Facebook…

Remember, people like to deal with people they know, and seeing your picture makes them feel like they know you already.

But not all of us enjoy photographs of ourselves. Here’s some examples I’ve gathered, though, that might (more…)

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