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Local Maker Studio | 423 West Broadway, Suite 302, Boston, MA 02127
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You can do it all yourself, but should you?

LM Services go beyond consulting and are designed to give you the insight, confidence AND the time you need to delight customers, make money, and ultimately live your dream.

For Product Brands

Business Strategy Development

Challenge: You're constantly hustling for more sales or to make more product. You're busy, exhausted and still feel like you're not getting what you really want out of your business.

Solution: Just making money isn't really the goal, the important part is what that money allows you to achieve. By starting with a picture of what you want your life to look like, then applying the numbers, we can make a plan to get you there. 

Advisory Services

Challenge: You started with a passion for creating things and before you knew it, had a full-blown business! You've learned a lot, but still struggle with trusting your gut, digesting the numbers and just want some direct feedback.

Solution: Sometimes you need a sounding board, sometimes a mentor, and at times you need someone to hold up a mirror and help you understand problems you might not see clearly on your own. This is less about coaching and more about having a partner there to help with what you need, when you need it.

Wholesale Management

Challenge: Following up with wholesale buyers always falls to the bottom of your to-do list. Not only do you have limited time, but it's not really your favorite part of the day. You know it's important and you want buyers to have a good experience, but you'd rather be creating products than trying to sell them.

Solution: We work together to develop and execute a profitable wholesale strategy, specific to your brand. You not only get time to focus on your products, but you know your retailers are getting the time and attention they deserve too. Check out the LM Family of Brands.

"Working with LM changed the way I look at my business. The analysis of my sales and revenue streams was nothing I have ever seen before. I think it's so important to have another perspective of your business because as the business owner, one can be too deep into it. Ashley pulled me out and pointed to all the small details that I didn't think about. My goal has been to work smarter and this was an encouraging first step in the right directions."
-Elizabeth Benotti (Owner, Elizabeth Benotti Handmade Ceramics)
"It has been so great working with Local Maker. My retailers are getting the attention they deserve, and I know I'm not just supporting my buyers in a better way, but I'm also working with a partner who cares about the community of creative businesses and neighborhood shops."
-Kimberly Huestis (Owner, Porcelain and Stone)
Want to learn more about how Local Maker could help you live your dream?
 
Where does your advice come from?

Sure your peers are in the same boat as you, but what if theirs is sinking too?
With LM you get a fresh opinion backed by a decade of business experience and the perspective of the shopper.

 

For retailers

"Through the Eyes of the Shopper" Business Assessment

Challenge: I'm so busy running my store day to day that I never have time to check out what others around me are up to. People tell me my shop is great but my numbers aren't where I want them to be. I'm struggling to figure out what to do next.

Solution: There are often things about your brand, online and offline, that are obvious to others but hard to see for yourself. By looking at your business through the eyes of the shopper and applying business context, you get valuable perspective on real issues affecting your success.

Strategic Sourcing

Challenge: I used to do my buying twice a year at the big shows but retail is changing, my customers expect new, unique products all of the time! I'm just not finding what I want at trade shows but I don't have time to scroll through Instagram all day...

Solution: Merchandising your store with the right products for your target customer and being different from everyone else on the block is the most important part of running a brick and mortar business. LM can help sort through the thousands of great product brands out there, helping you find exactly what you are looking for.

"We run three creative businesses out of our space, making it hard to find time to search for new products and brainstorm ideas for the store. LM offers a fresh perspective and makes us more productive!"
-Katie and Sarah (Owners, Salt & Grove Shop and Studio)
Want to learn more about how Local Maker could help you live your dream?
Not sure what you need? Let's talk.