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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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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 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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Sometimes, you just need a little gift to make customers feel special.

How about (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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Most of the time, we fight clutter in our shops, of course.

But sometimes, messing the joint up, cluttering the sales floor, is a must.

Like when you’re taking some photos of your merchandise for use on your web site, your social media, your print ads or brochures. You want to show the variety a “new” merchandise shop simply can’t match; you want to imply that wonderful find-a-treasure aspect of shopping with you; and you want to tempt them to come in quick before it’s all gone!

For example, piling on

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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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