The Importance of Shopping Small, Shopping Local

By Bobbi Whitmore From FLORIDA TODAY – October 15, 2017 Growing up in a small town in South Dakota, we had a vibrant Main Street. The community took pride in supporting the local small businesses (they were all mom and pop shops), I know because I worked at one of the handful of boutiques on that main street. Things are … Read More

Creating a Special Buying Experience

I’ve had my hat in the “retail-ring” for a long time. Gone are the days of opening your door, selling your product, and closing the door at the end of the day. Personal touches such as hand written thank you notes went a long way. Although they are still relevant today, there is a plethora of tools to promote your … Read More

Achieving Dreams Later in Your Career

Being at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation, I should be winding down my career and preparing for retirement. After all, I have been a flight attendant for 36 years. But somewhere along the way, my childhood dream of owning a small boutique became a reality…and without too much thought or preparation I might add! What started out … Read More