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AQR Academy Live! Fall 2022
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Join Heidi Kaisand, owner and publisher of American Quilt Retailer plus a lineup of special guests for 3 days full of learning and networking like no other. Acquire actionable insights, make new connections and gain the inspiration you need to disrupt your business and climb to success.

Workshop: Clean Up Your Calendar
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July 25th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Workshop: Create a Stress-free Payroll Process
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Join Marcia Donaldson, MBA as she teaches you how reduce your stress and create guidelines for a more manageable payroll processing experience.

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AQR Academy 2022
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Workshops delving into retailing concepts fundamental to helping your business prosper in 2022 – learn more and join now!

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Current Issue, available now:

The April issue is full of ideas and information to help you and your shop! Find how good design will save time and effort, increasing your website’s value, hear reflections on the serendipitous life and career from Kaffe Fassett, how demonstration can turn product browsers in to customers, and much more! We hope you enjoy this issue!! Learn More > > >

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Payroll Made Easy
    Paying yourself and your staff shouldn’t be a struggle each month. Read on for how you can manage payroll. Calculating Payroll Payroll […]
  • Set Up Your Demonstration Station
    Showing is always better than telling. If you don’t have a demonstration station set up in your brick-and-mortar store, this is your […]
  • Implementing Your Goals
    In honor of this past week’s AQR Academy session, we’re covering how to implement your goals. Step 1: Create Yearly Goals Start […]
  • Optimize Your Website: Part Two
    Last week we established website goals—including informing your customers and increasing revenue—as well as where to start. During part two of “Optimize […]
  • Optimize Your Website
    Businesses should leave an impression. These days, most first-impressions are made by websites. Read on to discover how you can optimize this […]
  • Think Outside the Box: Embracing Social Platforms
    Believe it or not, there actually are social media platforms other than Facebook and Instagram! Whatever social media platforms you spend your […]

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American Quilt Retailer is the quilting industry’s premier trade magazine. For over 20 years, thousands of independent quilt shop owners have depended on our publication for the information and resources they need to improve their businesses.

With a reputation for integrity, as well as a network of respected advertising partners, American Quilt Retailer delivers accurate and unbiased editorial content on the latest product updates, industry news, and business tools, to help quilt shop owners thrive in the global retail world! Learn More About AQR…