As a conscious, dedicated body-mind-spirit indie business, undoubtedly your mission-driven direction is clear. Yet, you’re hesitant to jump in to add handmade products to your inventory mix. Maybe you’re concerned about not getting enough merchandise from a small production source. Or, you may fear that makers won’t be businesslike to work with, or their quality...CONTINUE READING
"You are an integral part of the future that’s calling us all forward into conscious, planetary-minded stewardship." Back a couple of decades ago, when the word green just meant a color some people looked good in, or a place to play golf, the idea of a culture based on conscious living was just a...CONTINUE READING
Owning a retail shop is not an easy job, is it? You opened your store, excited and wide-eyed, you had good years in business, but after years of strategies, branding, planning, management, non-stop work hours, stress, struggles, fear, success, emotions . . . you just ran out of energy. You’re just ready to let go!...CONTINUE READING
If you’re making the effort to go “green” in your shop, you may be facing a few new problems, such as how to recycle burned-out, compact fluorescent bulbs; what to do with endless mounds of Styrofoam popcorn; or determining who’s products are truly healthy for the planet. There’s a whole new world to explore! It...CONTINUE READING
Maybe it’s because of the wide-spread legalization and the ongoing research that’s generating an exponentially exploding market for CBD products, or it’s because CBD really works… either way, according to the Hemp Business Journal, the CBD industry is predicted to expand to a $1.3 billion market in consumer sales by 2022. With a vast selection...CONTINUE READING
Is your brick-and-mortar business ready to become a Next-Generation store?
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While it’s clear the retail industry is going through a transformational period and current events have affected in-person shopping, people still crave that in-shop retail experience. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a $5 trillion economy, eCommerce sales only make up some 8% of that annual revenue. Still, there is no denying that digital commerce is disrupting retailing and retailers must develop strategies to help them innovate and stay competitive in today’s marketplace.