Negotiating Successful Retail Contracts

Written by: | June 5, 2018 | Leave a Comment

So you think you’re ready to jump into the deep end of the pool and sign your first retail distribution contract.  Good for you!  Before you do that, though, you’ll want to be sure you understand all the terms, negotiation opportunities, and relationship ‘must do’s’ to be financially successful with our retail partners. In this […]

How to Get More Reviews

Written by: | May 1, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Reviews can make or break the sales of any product, and they are particularly important for online-based businesses. This feels like common sense, and it is, but it’s a good idea to cover how reviews can help your business and how to get customers to review your products. So here we’ll take some time to […]

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Plan Now for the New Year

Written by: | December 19, 2017 | Leave a Comment

  With the end of the year just around the corner, it’s time to plan now for the new year. Special considerations should be made about tying up loose ends and getting everything in order for the end of the (tax) year. It’s also a great time to do some serious strategic planning and competitive […]

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2017 Indie Beauty Trends: Skincare Matters

Written by: | December 16, 2016 | Leave a Comment

I can hardly believe we are about to turn the last page of the 2016 calendar. Where did this year go?  If you’re like most small businesses, you’ve already started your 2017 business planning, but probably plan to spend December balancing the consumer holiday shopping and party frenzy with the final touches of your plan. […]

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5 Takeaways from the NY Indie Beauty Expo

Written by: | August 31, 2016 | 6 responses

Last week, Laura Badcock and I joined hundreds of  independent beauty business owners and brands in Manhattan, NY for a two-day whirlwind showcase event called Indie Beauty Expo.  The first night was a shopping event, where the pavilion was open to the public. Beauty product lovers and inspiration-seekers from NY and around the country poured into […]

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