Welcome to In-The-Co, a business blog with a difference.
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.
Each contributing editor is an expert in their field so stay connected, join the conversation and discover the latest news, tips and advice from The Co’s.
Covering everything from wholesale and finance to SEO, digital, advertising and product development, this is your one-stop destination for all things retail and small business.
Therese Ørtenblad, our Wholesale contributing expert, is on hand to help you plan your fourth 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, October-December. We’re about to hit the busiest time of the year. If you are running your own business with […]
In this article, our wholesale expert Therese Ørtenblad will talk about what you need to do to stay on top of your wholesale this autumn. September is a busy month, the children go back to school, you might have one or two trade-shows at the beginning of the month and even if you don’t, you […]
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 […]
In this ‘feature-length’ knowledge packed episode of Small and Mighty Conversations, I have a fantastic chit chat with Therese Oertenblad, founder of Small Business Collaborative and expert in all things retail wholesale! Therese shares a bit about her business journey and how she got started in wholesale as well as her why for founding her […]
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 larger 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 your most common questions from both the sale and the buying side so that you know what to expect during your meeting and what follow up to do afterwards.
If you want to find out more about preparing for your meeting, there is more information here.