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Business Tips From Candy and Courtney

7 Hip Business Tips from Candy Olsen and Courtney Wagner of Storage Wars: New York

Sassy Brooklyn hipsters Candy and Courtney have navigated the gritty New York City auction scene with poise and confidence, but that doesn't mean it was easy getting their vintage clothing store, C&E Pop Up Shop, off the ground. Here they give valuable advice for starting a business based on what they have learned starting their own

  1. In the beginning it's hard to know what's going to work and catch on, so it's important to take risks. Put it all out there and see what sticks or resonates with people. Sometimes the last thing we make, which seems at the time the worst item in the store, is the first to sell.
  2. Think outside the box.
  3. Do what you love.
  4. Everyone wants something. The hard part is finding your niche and the right buyers.
  5. The time you spend working on your business is like putting money in the bank. You are investing in your business and becoming an expert at what you do, so work, work, work. Even when you think nothing is happening, it is.
  6. You have to have fun with whatever you're doing.
  7. If you're going to take on a business partner, finding one that is a perfect fit for you is essential. When the days are super long and the lockers are full, it's great to have a partner you can laugh with.