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Cutting Costs

Hey Everyone!  I feel like I've been holding out forever on this great post. Cutting costs is one of the easiest ways to ensure your business runs smoothly. It'll squeeze you to work within your means, teach you to respect the profit you make and the value of the dollar, and be able to help ease those hard times of e-commerce.  Let's dive in:  1.) SHIPPING *  Find cheaper rates.  If you are going in person, or even using a generic platform, you're throwing money away. Platforms like Paypal & Shipstation will give you deep discounts.  *Combine shipping if possible If you have a high volume store with an abundance of repeat customers, offer a small refund for combining their...

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The cost of doing business

Do you know your operational costs?    Odds are you just answered, "What?"  Let's just break this down simply. If you don't know every single penny spent on your business per month, you are essentially already out of business.   Don't worry! Let's just work this out and get you back on track. Ready? This is the part that sucks. Like- really sucks!  You need to list out every single expense for your business. Just when you think you're done, go and do it again. There is always something you are forgetting. Think about annual costs (domains, website hosting fees, software, etc)  Don't worry! We will wait.  Once this part is over, life gets better.  A lot of what you're doing...

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Growing a brand- Kendra @ RBT

Hey!  We want you to meet one of our fave folks! Kendra Parker at River Babe Threads has been dressing our family [namely this guy] for almost 3 years now!  From dining room to 3 joining spaces on her town's square, Kendra has seen it all!  We caught up with her and got a tour and chat [& dinner!] with this incredible Mom Boss! Check it out  :    BHUB: Kendra, Why did you start your business? Kendra: In the summer of 2014, I found difficulty returning to work after having my second child, who had colic. I had a goal in mind, if I could just make $500/week, I could do this [Work from home]. I started with bibdanas...

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Shopify Checklist

1.) Get trial Oh, you thought maybe we didn't have ?? click here 2.) Buy domain  We suggest buying your domain right here through Shopify. This gives you access to FOUR free domain e-mails 3.) Load ALL products. You can perfect copy and photos later. Just get it done.  4.) Make collections [and sort your products into them.] 5.) Make pages [faq/about me/contact us]  6.) Navigation [ the way the menus are presented on the front end. - I'll give a cheat right below this]  7.) Pick a theme [we love pop and Brooklyn the most]  8.) Build your theme (video below)  9.)Add sales channels 10.) Add apps  11.) Have eyes on it The BHUB community will gladly rip you...

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Capital Loans

Needing a hand financial is a pretty common small business issue. If you’re like most Americans, 2008 hit your credit harder than ever and most banks aren’t eager to hand over a traditional “small business loan”, despite your businesses success. No worries- Most e-commerce platforms now offer their own lending called a “Capital Loan”. Don’t let this scare you. We are going to thoroughly weigh 2 options below and get you geared up and informed, ready to grow your business. I’ve got you! The only two capital loans we at BHUB consider logically choices would be Paypal Working Capital and Shopify Capital Loan. We will run through each one of them (which is similarly structured) and help you weigh your...

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