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No matter where you are in your journey, here you’ll find a wealth of resources created especially for small and mighty business owners by my panel of small and mighty industry experts The Co’s.
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In this article, Therese Oertenblad from the Small Business Collaborative talks about what you can do to be a good supplier and build a long-standing relationship with a retailer. A good relationship takes work, from both sides, it’s not just you as a supplier that needs to make an effort but there are a few […]
Therese Ørtenblad, our Wholesale contributing expert, is on hand to help you plan your third quarter, whether you’re a seasoned wholesaler or have added this to your 2019 business strategy, this article gives you the insights and actions to take, July-September. Summer is more or less here before we know it children will be off […]
When you want to start to wholesale it can be difficult to know what you need to do first and it might feel like an all-consuming huge task. In this post wholesale mentor, Therese Oertenblad breaks it down into 7 tasks to get you started selling to shops. 1. Get your product retail ready When […]
In a challenging retail climate, it can be difficult see how you can grow your business and keep up with the relevant retail news, in this article, wholesale expert Therese Oertenblad explores how you as a small business owner can use some of the retail trends of 2019 to grow your wholesale. Experience led retail […]
Therese Ørtenblad, our Wholesale contributing expert, is on hand to help you plan your second quarter, whether you’re a seasoned wholesaler or have added this to your 2019 business strategy, this article gives you the insights and actions to take, April – June. Spring is in the air which hopefully means that shops that have […]
In this article wholesale expert Therese Oertenblad of Small Business Collaborative shares her advice for discovering, and reaching out to potential new stockists using social media. The industry hasn’t changed a great deal since I started, but what has changed is the use of social media and the sheer volume of information available. The use […]
You’ve put in the work, and you managed to secure yourself a meeting with a large retailer, you’ve celebrated this milestone, but now you’re not quite sure of what to do next. Catherine from Future Retail and Therese from the Small Business Collaborative answers the most common questions from both the sale and the buying […]
Every industry use lots of jargon and acronyms it can feel alienating and really confusing, Wholesale expert Therese Øertenblad has put together a list that you can print and keep handy by your desk, pin for later or bookmark for reference.
Therese Øertenblad, our Wholesale contributing expert, is on hand to help you plan your first quarter, whether you’re a seasoned wholesaler or have added this to your 2019 business strategy, this article gives you the insights and actions to take, January – March.
Tradeshows, They are expensive but a necessity for small businesses wanting to be seen by the bigger brands. Knowing what to take and how to conduct yourself can be nerve-wracking, Therese Øertenblad, our Wholesale contributing expert, shares her top tips on what to take and what to say.