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Let’s Talk Shop

2018 is here! Are you ready?! The start of a new year is a chance to make changes, strive forward, plan from your previous year and move your business to...
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Why has The Ruby Orchard stopped ordering from me??!

Dear Creative beings... a post just for you! When I choose new products I am betting that my customers will simply love your creations, it is always a gamble and...
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Book a Buzz Session for your Creative Business

In 2014 The Ruby Orchard team ran a series of Creative ‘In store’ workshops.   These workshops taught creative business owners how to approach shops, price products for wholesale, create...
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Want to get your products seen by a shop owner?… here’s what not to do!

Source Every week I receive numerous emails and creatives drop in and ask if I would be interested in stocking their products.  Our shop wouldn't be what it is without...
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Things I wish someone had told me before I opened The Ruby Orchard!

Source 1// Don't learn to rely on any member of your team.  Once they are trained up and running your business day to day, they can and will move on......
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The Pros & Cons of consignment

Many Creative business owners approach me and ask if I will stock their products.  Many seem to think taking products on consignment is no issue for a shop owner; 'It's...
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Developing a new web space… my top tips!

The Ruby Orchard's new online space has been up and running for three days.  The process of developing a new website has been a brilliant learning experience for me, I...
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A Creative Consultation with Nadia van der Mescht

In 2013 I had my first consultation with Nadia, we planned and shaped marketing strategies to catapult The Ruby Orchard onto the Map. In 2014, Nadia was guest speaker at...
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Reasons why your business should write a blog!

source Writing 1-3 posts every week.... about what...?? Planning and scheduling posts months in advance... finding and taking pictures for each post..... Why you ask??? Why would a little shop...