All Things Shop

  • What's The Secret??

    Atticus often has job applicants (or even friends) that swing by and say, “I’d love to work here. I want to learn the business because I'm consider...
  • Ups...and DOWNS

    Recently, I had someone ask me for business advice.  They owned their own retail shop and were experiencing the hard part of business ownership - m...
  • Taking Chances

    I recently met the owner of a new shop in downtown Malakoff “Opal and Viv's”. Her name is Kathryn. She’s fun, interesting and obviously....a risk t...
  • To Grow or Not to Grow....That IS the Question

    Nearly two years ago, we leased a space that had potential but needed work.  It was on the square in downtown Athens, but tucked away in the back.....
  • Seasons Change....

    At the shop, it's out with the dark tones of winter and in with bright colors of spring. Flips flops arrive, shorts and tanks are on their way, and...
  • Want to Be a Shop Owner?

    I once heard someone who'd been in retail a very long time say, "Everyone wants to own a boutique, no one wants to work boutique hours."  I have to...