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Hidden Gems: Meet Ciara Stockeland of The Boutique Workshop

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ciara Stockeland.

Hi Ciara, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I am a third-generation entrepreneur and native of North Dakota!! I have had a small business for as long as I can remember. In fact, I started my first “formal” business at the age of 13. An acting company that I originally created to fill a need for my local home school group eventually turned into a thriving theatre company that serviced area students in the Fargo, ND area. After a decade in that business, I turned my attention to retail and in 2006 opened my first brick and mortar business.

Through the ups and downs of retail, I learned so many lessons that I wished I had been taught when I first opened my store. That is what has led me to create the Boutique Workshop – a coaching business for retailers. I now work with retailers across the world (yes world!! I not only have US clients, but I also have clients in Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and others!).

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Absolutely not!!! Being an entrepreneur is like riding a rollercoaster. There are very high highs (like building a seven-figure business or being invited twice to the White House to represent small business) and there are very low lows – like losing it all. However, if we choose to take each turn as a lesson to be learned we will continue to climb upwards and the valleys become less frequent and the hills become sweeter.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about The Boutique Workshop?
A Profit First Certified Coach, I work with inventory-based businesses – most specifically helping them build the confidence to become profitable through the understanding of their business numbers. I am known for breaking complex topics (like profitability financials or Profit Frist) into bite-sized-actionable steps.

So often when it comes to “numbers” small business owners are intimidated. They don’t know what they don’t know, and they know that!! They are either embarrassed to ask for help to they just don’t know where to start. I help make the inner workings of their business simple. I am so proud of the fact that I have helped hundreds of retails grow in ways they never thought possible simply by giving them the tools they need and a simple way to use them.

My main program is the Boutique Workshop – a group coaching program for retails. My Mastermind and One on One programs are more tailored to those looking to take an even deeper dive into their numbers or into the use of the Profit First model.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
First, they can just connect with me! I love hearing the stories of other small business owners. They can email or DM me. If someone is looking for some help understanding how to grow in a more profitable way, reach out! I would love to help.

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