“I believe to be a leader is to enable others to embrace a vision, initiative or assignment in a way that they feel a sense of purpose, ownership, personal engagement, and common cause.” – Melanne Verveer, women’s rights activist Being successful in the conscious living industry, we excel at teaching others how to stay in...CONTINUE READING
A special coverage from Coalition of Visionary Resources COVR in partnership with Kim Perkins Q: How do I use last year’s holiday sales to gauge my restock for 2019? A: Having a Point of Sale (POS) system on your computer makes planning for next year’s holiday sales easier, but tracking inventory manually and...CONTINUE READING
The small shop my husband Dean and I own in Madison, Wisconsin is similar to many other gift and kitchenware stores across the country – aside from the fact that Orange Tree Imports has been around for 43 years. That’s over 300 dog years, or whatever the retail equivalent might be, so we’re rather proud...CONTINUE READING
Bet your bottom dollar you vividly remember any public recognitions of personal achievement or proclamations of triumph, big or small. Whether a happy-face sticker in pre-school, the principal announcing your perfect attendance at an assembly, or receiving unexpected (good) publicity about your shop: Being recognized for little – or not-so-little – accomplishments are worth their...CONTINUE READING
Is your shop OPEN for all business or are subconscious biases slamming your door? Here’s a motto to not only hang on your wall, but to live life from: If you aren’t being inclusive, you’re not open to receive. On a subconscious and energetic level, having an attitude of exclusivity shuts your heart (and your...CONTINUE READING
Impact, rescue, intermediate recovery, and long-term reconstruction. Discover the four stages of recovery that a local candle maker is taking to keep her business alive through these unprecedented times.
My story may feel familiar. In no way do I think I am unique in the trauma I have been processing the beginning of this pandemic, this an important conversation to have at every opportunity. You that ...