Boutique Chat

Boutique Chat

Real life strategy, growth hacks, proven marketing advice, and interviews of top leaders for boutique fashion industry businesses. Join Boutique Hub Founder, Ashley Alderson as she talks with retailers, boutiques, wholesale brands & vendors, industry insiders to bring you the proven, juicy secrets that have helped companies rise to the top, and balance life and business. Join the spirit of Community over Competition, and find the next idea or connection for your business.

Episodes

August 9, 2022 44 min

Today we are answering a question that I know every single one of us has had to answer at some point in our lives: how do I overcome my fears and go all in on my dream? Whether it’s leaving your 9-to-5 to focus on your side hustle, scaling your business to the next level, or overcoming whatever mental obstacle you are facing, Lindsey Schwartz of Powerhouse Women takes us through how to know when the time is right for you to take th...

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Who doesn’t love a great story about starting from humble beginnings and growing to enormous success? Natalie Mills, aka the Queen of Bling, joins me today to talk about her journey from working for a modest salary in South Africa to moving to the United States and growing an international celebrity brand—all while overcoming some adversity along the way.

Listen in as we dive deep into Natalie’s journey to the massive success she h...

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What does it look to build a brand with your best friend? Elina and Ember are the owners of theClothesRak, as well as best friends, and they join the show today to talk about how they built their business together all while staying in their own lanes and leveraging their individual strengths.

We’re diving into so much in this episode as Elina and Ember walk us back through the process of building their brand, how they systematized ...

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Have you ever wondered how much easier it would be to run your business if your health was in order? So often we get caught up in the hustle and grind of business and life as busy entrepreneurs that we forget to take care of ourselves. Angie Lee is the host of the Angie Lee Show, Co-Founder of Soul CBD, and a true marketing genius, and she joins me today to talk about how female entrepreneurs in particular can take better care of t...

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Are you worried about an upcoming recession and wondering how your boutique will fare? If so, we’ve got your back! Joining me today is Stacy Tuschl, host of the Foot Traffic Podcast and a small business expert, and she's here to talk all about making a recession-proof plan for your business. We’ll be going beyond the fear-mongering that is so prevalent and digging into what you can do today to put your business in a position to...

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Raise your hand if you are a parent and an entrepreneur! This week, I am going solo to talk about one of the hardest juggling acts in the world: how to be a good parent AND a good business owner. If you struggle with this, you definitely don’t want to miss this episode!

Tune in as I share some of the lessons I’ve learned along my own journey of being a parent and an entrepreneur, including how to set clear boundaries (so important!...

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Are you as addicted to journals as I am? I was introduced to Habit Nest through the Boutique Hub and I knew I had to have Lindsay McDermott, Chief Happiness Officer at Habit Nest, on the show. She joins me today not only to talk about journals, but also to discuss what it takes to be a business owner and cultivate successful habits for life, business, health, family—everything! 

Grab a seat, get comfortable, and listen in to an ope...

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Today we’re getting into all things legal! Lauren Boyd is the Founder of Guide My Business, a boutique law firm that empowers entrepreneurs by helping them to build a strong legal foundation, and she’s joining me today to deep dive into all of the really important legal aspects of your business. I have seen too many boutiques and retailers get their social media or Shopify accounts taken down by simply not doing the legal stuff rig...

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Get ready because we are pulling back the curtain big time on The Boutique Hub today and taking you behind the scenes of our social media presence with our wonderful Content Coordinator, Charlee Johnston. Initially brought on as an intern, Charlee is now a full-time team member of The Boutique Hub, and in this episode, we’re diving into so much, including how to hire a social media intern and how to make your own TikToks and reels ...

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What does it take for both wholesale brands and retailers to be successful? That’s what we’re breaking down today with Sammi Hill, co-founder of Mixologie and long-time member of the Boutique Hub. This is a conversation not just for those on the wholesale side wondering how to grow their brand and reach more retailers, but it’s also a conversation for the retailers who are looking to up-level their success and get more repeat sales...

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One of the biggest opportunities that boutiques have available to them today is to diversify their revenue streams. Want to know how? In this episode, I’m sitting down with Kait, who is a long-time Boutique Hub member and has consistently pushed through to the next level when it comes to her success—in part by creating multiple revenue streams in her business.

Listen in as we get open and honest about what it has taken for Kait to ...

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We all know the retail business is not an easy business, so how can we make your business one that is tried and true throughout the times? Today I am going solo to bring up an important topic that is looming over all of us. It's time to discuss how to recession proof your business.

I will be addressing where you can save money in your business, what categories you should be buying into, and how to manage your investments vs ...

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May 17, 2022 30 min

The content queen is back! Shannon Gordon is the Social Media Manager at the Hub and a former boutique owner herself, and I am so excited to have her on the show today to deep dive into the tips, tools, and trainings to make your Instagram account work for you.

Grab your notebook and get comfortable as we talk through what’s working right now on Instagram, how to grow on the platform, and how to create engaging content that transla...

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Lori Harder is an author of several books, host of the hit podcast Earn Your Happy, and most notably now the founder of Lite Pink, the best tasting low-calorie premium rosé flavored wine seltzer. She is also incredibly active in the personal development space and is also one of the most brilliant minds for women in business today.

In this episode, we go behind the scenes as Lori shares all the highs and lows of her experiences in b...

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Calling all boutique owners and wholesale brands! This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Today we're joined by Molly Wilson, one of the brightest minds in the industry, as well as the founder of Molly & You and BEST of Show. If you’ve been around the Boutique Hub for long enough, you probably recognize her name from her incredibly valuable feedback and support for fellow community members. 

Listen in as Molly gives her ...

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April 26, 2022 8 min

We are so excited to announce The Boutique Hub app launch! This has been in progress over the past 2 years and we can't wait for you to experience it. In today's episode, I will give you all the exciting details on what's included in the app. 

The Boutique Hub app allows you to get all the things you need to grow your business right from your phone! Tune in to hear how you can access business trainings, chat with other ...

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Katrina DiMiele is the founder of The Other Side Tribe Boutique and has over 13 years of experience within the fashion and beauty industries. She is also one of the top live selling boutiques in the entire country and is hugely active in the community, on both the retail and wholesale sides.

Get ready to meet her and hear her amazing story about getting started in the fashion industry and overcoming both a double mastectomy and hys...

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Neil Patel is arguably one of the greatest minds in digital marketing, and if you’ve ever searched online for eCommerce or SEO solutions, chances are you’ve run across one of his companies. A New York Times bestselling author, Neil was named a top influencer on the web by the Wall Street Journal and recognized as a top entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama, among so much more. He joins the show today to break down how...

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April 5, 2022 55 min

Is it possible to scale your boutique business using social media alone? CommentSold is a platform that allows retailers the ability to sell using multi-channel and live video commerce, and has helped over 7,000 live sellers connect with their audience and expand their reach. Brandon Kruse is the CEO and Founder of CommentSold, and in this episode we get real and raw about how he took a proven idea made for TV and optimized it for ...

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Get ready because you are in for such a treat today! Jessica Anderson, also known as tinytello on TikTok and 93playstreet on Instagram, is a former social media manager turned swimwear entrepreneur whose brand has been featured in Newsweek, BuzzFeed, and Cosmopolitan. She joins me today to share how she got started on her road to entrepreneurship and how she found success using her background in social media to help propel her bran...

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