It’s Time to Feel Clear + Confident As a Business Owner

Episode 294

Running a Small Retail Business: Lessons Learned

March 22, 2022

After four years of running an online product shop, Almanac Supply Co. became a retail store. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss shares the most important lessons she’s learned from running this small retail business. She explains how she started an online shop, what it takes to run a retail store, and tips for success when selling online and in-person.

Episode Transcript
"Retail is not for the faint of heart— it’s not for those who want an easy business. To run a small retail shop, you have to love business on a whole other level."
- Emily Thompson

Discussed in this Episode

  • What Emily has learned from opening a retail store
  • Why Emily started the Almanac Supply Co. business
  • Emily’s role at Almanac Supply Co.
  • Top 3 lessons that Emily has gained over five years at Almanac
  • How retail businesses are different than online service businesses
  • What it really takes to win at retail businesses

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Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co