A Creative ‘In Store’ Workshop – Sunday 19th October

On Sunday 19th October, we held our second Creative ‘In Store’ Workshop. Enthusiastic and eager to learn ladies attended a day full of learning.  Teachers, stationery makers, graphic designers, wood crafters, candle and soap makers and creative bods all exploring new business ideas spent the day discussing, working through tasks and listening to top tips. 

The workshop explored:

 – How to select shops, approach them and pitch to owners
 – Producing great catalogues and order forms
 – Pricing your products for wholesale
 – Consignment pros and cons & offering exclusivity
 – Making the shop work for you to grow your brand

Just a few of the many top tips shared on the day…

// Check out the stores Facebook page, Pinterest boards, blog and webpage to get more of an insight and understand the ethos of that shop.

// Check your pricing constantly, Research new ways to improve production time and costs to reduce your costs. You will make more money by being smart.

// Say no to consignment, but have wholesale terms and conditions which are very retailer-friendly and reduce their risk.

// The worst thing to think – ‘If they want more, they’ll get in touch’.
Tables were laid with goodies for every delegate from our amazing sponsors:  MillamaeWashi bugIndieberriesTous les Jours and us of course – A big thank you to you all.

Two lucky ladies received special give-away prizes from Nadia vd Mescht and Nicola Tweed 

Ché from Indieberries spoke about all things social media, she shared top tips, useful apps and how and when to engage with your audience.  Funny, knowledgeable and full of ideas. Thankyou Ché for spending the last day of your holiday with us.

Fern Hill Hotel provided the most delicious tea time treats and lunch. A huge thank you to them. 

Exploring, networking, discussing, debating, questioning, reviewing…

 Nicola Tweed spoke about the ease of getting online and that websites don’t need to cost the earth!

Here’s what the ladies had to say…

It was the first workshop I had attended and couldn’t say a bad word about it! Thought it was brilliant and eye opening.  Kierrin  – Just Dandy.

Thanks for the lovely workshop yesterday. We really enjoyed it and feel so motivated! Gitta – Glee Projects. 

Please get in touch with Hannah at The Ruby Orchard for more details about our workshops or 1-1 consultations – therubyorchard@hotmail.com

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