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Run your business with your head and your heart

Last year, my friend Leslie won the Today Show “Next Big Thing” contest (kinda like a mini Shark Tank). It was all very exciting, culminating in a spot on QVC where she sold out within seconds. While this is a big boon for her business, it’s a bigger […]

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What you don’t know could be holding you back

The March children’s wear shows promise to be turnt up. Amirite? Not sure? No idea what I’m talking about? Unless you’ve got young adults at home, you’d have no reason to. I’m literally speaking another language. One you may not have even known existed. But this begs […]

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Bite-Size Biz Tips from a Food Truck

If you know me, you know I’m a geek when it comes to retail—and an absolute glutton when it comes to food. So when my cousin, Barbara, and her husband Curtis launched a food truck in Columbus, Ohio, I was consumed with the idea of hopping aboard. […]

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Running the Good Race

The sales season is hectic and labor intensive but don’t get so bogged down with your to-list that you lose sight of the key ways you can boost your sales, as outlined in my latest Baby & Children’s Product News article with the Christine McCarthy of the […]

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Trade show prep starts here

Think you’re ready for your next trade show? Before you go, consider the following trade show prep tips as seen in my latest Baby & Children’s Product News article with the Christine McCarthy of the Children’s Apparel Consulting Group: Prep for your trip Preparation is key to […]

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Sales is about: Location, location, location

We already know the adage is true of real estate, but as it turns out, wholesale sales is about location as well. Sometimes we put too much emphasis on numbers, especially when it comes to sales (and buying, but that’s another blog topic). While the number of […]

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Making It In Children’s Wear

Whether they’re starting from school, switching careers or have been in the children’s wear industry for years, everyone is always wondering what it takes to succeed in this industry. Together with Francesca Sammaritano, Assistant Professor (specialized in children’s wear), I hosted a panel at Parsons The New […]

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Help Is Here: The Children’s Apparel Consulting Group

I’ve recently teamed with industry veteran Christine McCarthy to form the Children’s Apparel Consulting Group (CACG). The Children’s Apparel Consulting Group is network of industry veterans that assists children’s clothing brands with every aspect of their businesses. Our expertise spans concept development, branding, design, merchandising, sales, marketing, […]

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution Starts With A Plan

I’m really not one for New Year’s resolutions but of course there are always things I’d like to improve. In the back of our minds we all have similar thoughts: whittle our waists, organize our lives, have more fun, have more success. The problem is without a […]

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A Look At The Children’s Wear Market in the United States

For the summer edition of KidX International magazine, I contributed the story Land Of Opportunity about how the U.S. children’s wear market is faring in “the new normal.” In it, I interviewed execs from the Appaman label, Biscotti brand, Zulily flash sale site, Playtime trade shows, In […]

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