Ciara Stockeland: Dreaming of Owning a Store: Tips from an expert on how to make it work
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Practical business advice for your retail store or your boutique store dream

Do you own a retail store or want to start one.  Ciara Stockeland, owner of The Boutique Workshop has been there and done it successfully.  Her tips can help you get started on the right foot or scale the business you already have.  OHHHHH...I used the phrase "scale your business!"  I am pretty sure it means "grow your business."

Tips for your retail store (boutique) to be profitable

Ciara Stockeland is a retail owner and franchiser, an entrepreneur and a business coach.
Her latest business, The Boutique Workshop, helps aspiring and current retail business owners how to be successful and profitable.  She uses her experience to share what she has learned (the good and the bad) through coaching sessions and "white board" meetings.  If owning a retail store is something that is on your list, Ciara's interview may be just what you needed to hear.  Ciara gets specific with software must haves.

In this Stories and Strategies for Women Podcast Episode, You will learn:

**Ciara's number one piece of advice for the retail store owner
**The importance of a Profit and Loss Statement for your business
** Two software packages that a boutique owner can not be without
**How Ciara juggles business ownership & motherhood and one thing she can do it without
**The importance of a supportive spouse/partner
**Why it is ok to stop or close your store
**Ciara's entrepreneur traits started very your experience the same? What it could mean for you

Plus how to deal with the naysayers!

You can find Ciara at her website The Boutique Workshop and on Instagram @cstockeland

Ciara's book recommendation is: Atomic Habits by James Clear

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