Wholesale for Small Businesses – with Therese Ørtenblad
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Therese Ørtenblad has a background in sales and has worked in the home and gift industry for over 12 years selling to both independent retailers and nationals on the high street as an introvert. 

She is passionate about the retail industry and helping product-based business owners make more sales, increase their profit and develop a strategy for growing their businesses with confidence. 

Listen in to hear Therese share:

  • An introduction to herself, her business and her professional background (2:27)
  • What wholesale is and why it doesn’t have to mean high volumes (04:56)
  • Why wholesale can be a great, accessible opportunity, even for really small businesses (5:58)
  • Why you might consider wholesale as a way of growing your business (7:36)
  • The first steps to take if you’re interested in wholesaling (10:37)
  • The kind of discount you need to be offering (13:10)
  • How to find retailers to potentially sell to (19:07)
  • Tips for making initial contact with retailers (23:15)
  • How wholesale works for handmade businesses (27:05)
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls to watch out for (29:24)
  • The services she offers for small business owners (31:17)
  • Her number one piece of advice for anyone looking to sell their products wholesale (34:43)

USEFUL RESOURCES:

Small Business Collaborative Website

Small Business Collaborative Instagram

Podcast: Let’s Talk Shop 

Small Business Collaborative on Twitter

Small Business Collaborative on Facebook

Let’s Talk Wholesale Facebook group

Clubhouse: @sbusinesscollab

Therese on Linkedin

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