17 Autumn Window Display Ideas

in Growing a Business Sep 5, 2022

When it comes to autumn, it’s easy to slip into cliches. How many times have you heard about the nights drawing in, and the leaves crunching underfoot? 

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Productivity Hacks for Small Business Owners

in Growing a Business Aug 10, 2022


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Tips for reaching out to retailers (& getting them on CREOATE)

in Growing a Business, Creoate, Selling Wholesale Aug 2, 2022

As a small business, it can feel daunting to reach out to retailers. But, it doesn’t have to be. Putting yourself out there with a variety of both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores means finding customers far beyond your reach.  

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18 Approachable TikTok Ideas for Small Businesses

in Growing a Business Jul 18, 2022

  Did you know TikTok users of the app are 1.4 times more likely to buy products from the companies they find on the platform than with any other app? TikTok will give you the creative freedom to promote your business in new and fun ways, and it’s where we think you’re most likely to experience growth right now.  Putting a face to your brand name encourages deeper connections with your viewers, and brings a new layer of trust and personality to...

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20 Easy Instagram Content Ideas for Businesses

in Growing a Business Jul 14, 2022

Instagram has become integral in making your business grow and flourish. But how can you possibly keep up with this fast-paced platform? Well, below is a list of twenty Instagram content ideas for businesses which will both help keep your Instagram relevant in a time of overwhelming competition and more features than ever, as well as help you out when you’re just lacking inspiration. 20 Instagram content ideas to try: 1. Show off your products2.

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Retailing Off the Beaten Track: 15 Independent Businesses Making Quieter Locations Work

in Growing a Business Jul 5, 2022

It’s a common belief that independent businesses in busy urban areas perform better than independent businesses in smaller towns. However, this is not always the case; even with a larger population urban independent businesses face drawbacks due the stronger economic structure of a city. On the other hand, businesses that are slightly off the beaten track have the advantage of being a part of a small community. This means they're able to network...

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Tying up Loose Ends With Studio Dawn Founder & Macrame Artist Chelsie Dawn

in Growing a Business, Meet the Maker, Creoate Jun 28, 2022


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7 Independent Businesses Going Beyond Traditional Retail

in Growing a Business, Opening a Shop Jun 27, 2022

In February 2020, online retail sales made up approximately 19% of all retail sales. Only two years later, in March 2022, this jumped to 26% of total sales.  Even as the world is well into its post-pandemic recovery, brick and mortar stores have had to work hard to regain their footing against the increasing popularity of online shopping.  The rise of the ‘experience economy’, where people are spending more on in-person experiences as opposed to...

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12 Retail Store Layouts & Need-to-Knows

in Growing a Business, Opening a Shop Jun 24, 2022

Designing a store layout is part art and a lot science. Understanding the theory behind common store layouts will give you an important grounding before you go on to design your own. We’re going to walk you through some proven store layouts (with diagrams!) and best practices, as well as guiding you on what might be right for you. 

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