My Guest today is Ciara Stockeland she is a Serial Entrepreneur and Profit First Certified Coach. She has so much experience in scaling businesses about some of the things you can do to scale a business, and we also talk about if your goal is to sell your business, how do you even go about doing that, what are some things you can do to prepare the business, to put it up for sale.  She love helping inventory based businesses understand their numbers while helping them build strategies for growth and also helping to make more sales without extra overhead, crazy spending, added stress, or complicated tech. So all of that and a lot more with Ciara Stockeland.

Today’s Guest

Ciara Stockeland

Ciara Stockeland, has owned and operated businesses since her early teens. As a serial entrepreneur, her business mindset and tenacity led her to opening her first store, Mama Mia, a high-end maternity store located in Fargo, ND in 2006. Shortly after, she developed and opened MODE a designer outlet store located next to Mama Mia. In 2008, Ciara chose to merge her two concepts into MODE and developed the concept into a franchise. Her vast experience in both retail and wholesale industries led her to launch the first to market wholesale subscription box for boutique retailers, which she built and sold within 18 months. Most recently Ciara has launched the Boutique Workshop, a coaching program for retailers. Ciara has been recognized as a Small Business Champion through SCORE and most recently was awarded the Outstanding Franchise Small Business Award. She is active with SCORE, an organization that is the largest network of expert business mentors across the nation. Additionally, Ciara has been an active member of the International Franchise Association and an advocate for small businesses with her seat on the United States Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. She has twice had the opportunity to testify before two U.S. Senate Committees regarding the “joint employer” standard for businesses and its effect on small businesses and franchises. Additionally, in 2015 she represented small businesses at a White House Summit on Worker Voice and again in 2018 for a Summit on Economics. Through her coaching program, the Boutique Workshop, Ciara strives to motivate boutique owners to dream big and build simply. She was recognized by Prairie Business Magazine in 2015 as a recipient of the 40 under 40 for her leadership in business and its 2016 40 Under 40 Women in Business. She currently resides in Grand Forks, ND with her husband Jim, their two amazing children Harrison and Isabella and her Great Pyrenees Bentley.


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