You're at a crossroads. You're working many hours. Your retail store or online shop are doing well, but you are making just enough to pay yourself. You aren't sure if you'll get a return on your investment if you hire help. I completely get it. My sister and I were almost one year into running … [Read more...] about A solution to “I can’t afford to hire help.”
Whether you've opened your own brick-and-mortar store or not... I think we can all agree, anyone on the path to retail store ownership or a successful online shop can probably benefit from a few solid character traits: Confidence, determination, adaptability, courageousness... just to name a … [Read more...] about The most important trait you need when bootstrapping a retail business.
I've spent the past 3 1/2 years teaching myself how to start and run a retail store. Even with all of the business related websites and resources out there, I was surprised to find I still had to piece it all together. For a small and independent retail store owner I had to learn how to buy … [Read more...] about Why Savvy Shopkeeper?