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October 2018

Back in my pre-gift shop owning days, I was a devoted holiday shopper. Indulging passionately in the magical energy of the season, I’d scamper from shop to shop seeking perfect gifts for family and friends. Time constraints from my busy life assured I’d start gathering

America is the land of diversity, a melting pot of many cultures with varied traditions reflected in food, language, dress, beliefs, ideas, relationships and life experiences. One area in which this is most apparent is our many multi-cultural holiday practices. Now that we are approaching

Essential oils and the corresponding aromatherapy products can make up approximately one-third of the gross revenue at your store. If you choose to feature this very hot and trending product line, be sure to dedicate time and attention to educating your customers and provide testers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [eltdf_dropcaps type="normal" color="black" background_color=""]Y[/eltdf_dropcaps]es, ‘tis the season once again to strategize, place orders and brace (AKA hope, pray, affirm, visualize) for the upcoming holidays. As a body-mind-spirit themed indie shop owner, you know it’s more than simply buying the right merchandise, sticking to a budget,