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Start A Small Business

Are you thinking about starting a business? Maybe you have a great idea or a product that has solid social proof and you're ready to dive in. We've got five tips to get you started on the right foot. PAY UPStart from day one knowing what the living wage of your area is, and ensure you work into your numbers paying yourself. Some bootstrapping entrepreneurs forget about themselves and end up  going under within the first two years because they're burned out, have bankrupt their personal finances, and undervalued their time and compensation. Open a business checking right away, and assign yourself a wage that your business can afford, and that seems fair. Be sure to regularly evaluate this as your business...

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Wholesale

While some look at wholesale in a narrow way, those who understand and appropriately approach the concept can reach new customers and strengthen your network all while keeping cashflow coming in. We call that the win-win-win. Here are a few online platforms we recommend: Handshake It should come as no surprise as a Shopify friendly partner that we want to highlight their wholesale channel first. While there are a lot of things being fine tuned behind the scenes, this is the easiest way to start offering wholesale if you are already using the platform.  Simply add the sales channel (after being accepted as a seller) and adjust the pricing and minimums. They just rolled out their checkout to make it even easier. They are...

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10 Steps to stay above water during COVID-19

Worrying that sales will slow down? Already seeing it happen? Here are 10 quick tips to keep you going during this trying time. 1.) Don't panic!This is the most important. If you run an e-comm site, you don't need to make any changes. They can still shop with you! Use this time to update your website, catch up on new products, or start offering gift cards (Even if you have to make a hodge podge listing and issue discount codes) 2.) Add a third party payment optionTry Sezzle, AfterPay or KlaraThis will ensure your sales stay afloat during the hardships, and yourcustomers can still score your amazing offerings without committing to right away full payment. I know this is a frown for some of our...

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Baby Girl Gift Guide

If you've got a sweet baby girl on your shopping list this holiday season, you'll want to take a peek at this incredible guide- packed with incredible small businesses.  Sew Sweet Sew Adorable Use code: CREATEJOY for 10% off Mattie + MaseUse code: CHEER for 20% offOwl + Roo Use code:MERRY for 10% off    Creatables  Use code: BONUS for a free chef's hat + apron w/purchase of a sidekick   Little Green Bird Use code: JOLLY for 20% off   Lillie's Lovelies Use code: JOLLY20 for 20% offSalt City Littles Use code: MERRY for 20% off      The Baby Bird Boutique Use code: COMFORT for 15% off We  hope this guide helped you tackle your shopping list, and discover new small businesses. This...

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