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Who’d have thought there was so much to think about in seven square inches?

Your business card can be the perfect introduction to your business…

or it can be a boring old boiler-plate piece of cardboard. And the funny thing is: boring or brilliant, 

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We all know the 3 R’s of education. But I ‘d like to coin

the 4 D’s of Resale Shopkeeping.

Desire, Determination, Diligence, Dollars

Of course Desire, Determination, Diligence, Dollars applies to (more…)

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Last post here on TGTbT.com‘s Auntie Kate blog we talked about the do’s of arranging and managing the sales floor plan of your resale, consignment, or thrift shop. Today, some things you do not want to see. (And some things you might want to change up for maximum sales.)

Shop layout don’t’s

DON’T let too-high (more…)

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After all, some Auntie Kate messages are, ahem, Too Good to be Threw!

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What to do, when you have a B&M store and you want to entice customers to become regulars?

You have to make all the effort they have to take to get to your place,

super-duper worth it.

And we’ve collected up ways to

do just that.

So click on over and get ready for crowds!

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One of our members, Tiffany Taylor, is opening soon and would like some input. Here’s what she posted on the NARTS board:

Where do you see the most bang for your buck when it comes to advertising? I know social is huge, but what other channels are working for you? I am biased towards radio because I used to work in it, but the price point is a little steep. Any thoughts and insight would be greatly appreciated. Fingers crossed for opening in the next 30ish days!!”

There were scads of great suggestions from shopkeepers (check them out over in our private Facebook group) and I had some to add as well:

Kate suggests:

I don’t see that you have created (more…)

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Resale shop coupon in Welcome Baby Basket at TGtbT.comJudy asked: I have just contacted our community’s chamber of commerce with the idea of including a $5 Gift Certificate to my store for the “Welcome Baskets” which are given to Moms in our hospital –about 25 baskets every couple of weeks.

Does this make sense as a

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Vernalagnia: A romantic mood brought on by Spring. Infect your shoppers.

Some ideas from the treasury of inspiration (more…)

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