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How-To Retail: Episode 8 – Tea Pea

7 October 2021

Episode 8:
Tea Pea

Creating a business from scratch.

Scott McMillan comes from a digital advertising background, and when COVID-19 hit, he and his partner Meg were prepared. 14 years on, after failures and triumphs, Scott and Meg have built Tea Pea into a beloved part of Wellington.
#LoveWhatYouDo


In this 10 minute episode with Scott:

  • Play-by-play of how to start a business from scratch.
  • How to gain confidence and build a brand.
  • Investing in ecommerce, omnichannel & web developers.
  • Realistic perspective on the effects of COVID-19.
  • The value of selling what you love.

“Sell what you love. Fill your store with things that excite you, motivate you, or make you feel good. Surround yourself with things you love.

Believe in your staff. Empower them. Give them responsibility. And love them.

Believe in your customer. Love them. Get to know them.

Scott McMillan, Tea Pea


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