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Why Our Wholesale Bodycare Company Stopped Doing Shows and is Embracing Faire Wholesale Instead

Why Our Wholesale Bodycare Company Stopped Doing Shows and is Embracing Faire Wholesale Instead

Jodee Prouse

I am a wholesaler. When I began my first business almost 25 years ago things were different. Much different. We didn’t have as much competition. We didn’t have Walmart. We didn’t have the internet. We relied strictly on shows and sales representatives, it was our only option. I remember in 1995 being an exhibitor at a gift show when the...

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Why Body Care Products Aren’t Just for Ladies Anymore.

Why Body Care Products Aren’t Just for Ladies Anymore.

Jodee Prouse
I admit it. I splurge and indulge at my standing appointment once a month at the spa for what I call pure heaven on earth- a deep, relaxing (yes, pricey) facial.  I’m not what one would consider a “girly-girl”, most of the time my hair is in a messy pony, minimal make up and what my husband calls a, “good thing you are taken” favorite pair of old sweatpants.  

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What My Brother's Suicide Taught Me About Living

What My Brother's Suicide Taught Me About Living

Jodee Prouse
My brother Brett died 2,628 days ago today. But whereas others have moved on with their lives, I am one of the few left counting. Please don’t get me wrong, I am glad others have moved on. He would be glad too. But my life and how I see it has changed forever.

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Seriously Shea; A Different Kind of Bath, Body & Gift Company.

Seriously Shea; A Different Kind of Bath, Body & Gift Company.

Jodee Prouse

My son and I just returned from Americasmart in Atlanta, Georgia. America’s largest tradeshow in the country where there is building after building, floor after floor of products for the wholesale giftware trade. This is where the magic happens, showcasing products from hundreds of categories hoping for that one big break. When we entered the building each morning it was...

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Seriously Shea CEO, Jodee Prouse, Discusses Alcoholism and Children.

Seriously Shea CEO, Jodee Prouse, Discusses Alcoholism and Children.

Jodee Prouse

Shawna Randolph is joined by Seriously Shea CEO, author and advocate Jodee Prouse in an important interview about addiction and mental illness and shame within the family. At first glance it may not seem like a logical fit. A beauty company owner speaking out about addiction and mental illness. But Jodee Prouse couldn't disagree more. "This effects everyone. You may...

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Empowering Children Through Knowledge of Mental Health and Addiction.

Empowering Children Through Knowledge of Mental Health and Addiction.

Jodee Prouse

I come from a long line of alcoholics, which is now known as substance use disorder (SUD). I say this with complete love and respect for my loved ones, and even though no one discussed this within my family, from the time I was a 5-year-old child it was impossible to ignore as I could see the devastation, heartbreak, and...

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